Our Seasons

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On View January 20–March 24, 2024

Winter Wonder

Winter at Longwood is for warmth, for wonder, and for wow moments at every turn.

Explore the Seasons

  • Winter Wonder
    flower baskets hang from the ceiling of the conservatory

    Winter Wonder

    January through March

    Experience winter’s beauty under glass, as you wander a warm, colorful oasis in our grand Historic Main Conservatory. Take a brisk walk through the  hushed realm of the Meadow Garden, with its sweeping vistas of muted hues and swaying textures. 

  • Spring Blooms
    tulips and other spring bulbs in orange, purple, pink, white, and yellow dot the landscape

    Spring Blooms

    March through May

    Embrace the season of renewal as our gardens awaken. Walk through sweeping blankets of color as millions of tiny geophytes emerge, while flowering trees animate with delicate petals. Brilliant tulips, fragrant wisteria, bleeding hearts, and lilies will delight as they sway in time with the sun. 

  • Festival of Fountains
    a row of fountains spraying water

    Festival of Fountains

    May through September 

    Our Festival of Fountains features the gardens at their summer best, both indoors and out. Explore the expansive Meadow Garden or enjoy a shady stroll in Peirce’s Woods. Bring younger guests to our award-winning Children’s Garden or relax on the rolling lawns of the Large Lake. 

  • Chrysanthemum Festival
    An old stone farmhouse with red shutters sits in the left background, fronted by yellow meadow flowers and foliage.

    Chrysanthemum Festival

    October through November 

    During our imaginative Chrysanthemum Festival, the innovative, stunning displays in our Historic Main Conservatory will take your breath away. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of fall foliage from one of our three award-winning treehouses, experiencing autumn’s evolving shifts in color and texture.

  • A Longwood Christmas
    close up of red christmas lights outdoors with a lit tree in the background

    A Longwood Christmas

    November through January 

    Wander the paths outside through hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights—then, warm your hands and your heart in our Historic Main Conservatory, where magnificently decorated trees, thousands of poinsettias, and fragrant flowers transform Pierre S. du Pont’s fabled glass house into a holiday wonderland.


What's In Bloom

Explore our must-see edit of flowering and fruiting plants, show-stopping foliage, and hand-crafted horticultural creations.