Explore Longwood Gardens

closeup of a branch of white magnolia buds against a bright blue sky
Candie Ward

From our humble beginnings as a Quaker farmstead and arboretum, to Pierre S. du Pont’s forward-thinking stewardship, to today’s collection of renowned landscape designers, horticulturists, and architects, our great garden of the world evolves and emerges again and again.

The garden is the smallest parcel of the world and then it is the totality of the world.

Michel Foucault

Explore nearly 200 acres of lush, formal gardens, open meadows, and winding paths to breathtaking Brandywine Valley vistas. Together, mesmerizing displays, feats of engineering, and science-based research and conservation work harmoniously toward the overarching goal to unite and inspire our guests in appreciation of beauty—as only Longwood can. 

Explore Our Gardens

  • Clivia

    With soft, pastel-colored flowers, Clivia miniata ‘Longwood Sunset’ is a color breakthrough for our 40-year-old clivia breeding program. The umbel displays impressive flowers, measuring between 4 and 5 inches across, above a collection of dark green leaves. Salmon tones imbue the reflexed, overlapping tepals with hues of a blushing sunset. These soft colors are emphasized by a contrasting, butter yellow and white throat. A small detail that truly makes this selection unique, though, is the thin, red-orange picotee margin that subtly outlines the tepals. This selection also appeals to the sense of smell as it opens with a light, pleasant fragrance.
  • Pride-of-Madeira

    Native to Madeira, a group of islands southwest of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean, this tender subshrub is one of the stars of our early spring Conservatory display.  Grown from cuttings, it takes a little more than a year to get a new cutting to the size of the plant you see on display.