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Waterlily Display

Our Waterlily Display is now closed.

A highlight of our summer display, massive water-platters and more than 100 types of colorful day- and night-blooming hardy and tropical waterlilies put on a spectacular show. 

Tucked into a protected courtyard (accessed via the Conservatory), this stunning outdoor Garden features aquatic plants from all over the world. The Garden is normally open from late May through mid-October. Peak bloom occurs mid-July through September (depending on weather).

Journey with us to the Amazon to discover Victoria, the waterlily queen, in a fascinating online exhibit.

History of the Garden

Tropical aquatics came to Longwood in 1957 with the opening of a 13-pool Waterlily Display. In 1989 the display was redesigned by Sir Peter Shepheard into five larger, dramatic pools.

Bloom Highlights


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