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With a Membership, you have year round access to our Gardens, including tours, talks, performances, and more. In addition, as a Member, you can enjoy exclusive Members-only events like Member Appreciation Days, the Longwood Lecture Series, and more. See what you can do.

Exclusive Member Events

Summer Members-only Hours

Member Orientation

Garden Chat

Tue. Aug 14

2018–2019 Performance Series Pre-Sale

Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members can purchase tickets before the general public.

9:00 am
Tue. Aug 14

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm
Tue. Aug 14

Spotlight Talks

Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Tue. Aug 14

Sun Perennials

Six session course. Learn all about new and unique perennials that are suitable for growing in a sun garden.

6:30 pm
Tue. Aug 14

Ladysmith Black Mambazo—Sold Out

This South African group expresses peace, love, and harmony while showcasing the vocal style made famous on Paul Simon's Graceland.

7:30 pm
Wed. Aug 15

American Birding Association Monthly Bird Hikes

Search our Meadow Garden for species that call the area home. Free with Gardens Admission.

9:00 am
Wed. Aug 15

Wonders of the Waterlilies

Learn more about the pools, plants and fish that are part of this amazing display. Free with Gardens Admission.

10:30 am
Wed. Aug 15

Spotlight Talks

Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Spotlight Talks

Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US to see how more than 1,700 jets and streams dazzle and delight. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Vegetables

Three session course. Learn to identify and grow 30 crops that perform well in the Delaware Valley.

5:00 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Join us for live music under the stars.

6:00 pm
Thu. Aug 16

Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

9:15 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Spotlight Talks

Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Flowing Water Documentary

Philadelphia area viewers: Tune into WHYY on select dates in August to see this compelling documentary.

1:00 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US to see how more than 1,700 jets and streams dazzle and delight. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Join us for live music under the stars.

6:00 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Wonders of the Waterlilies

Learn more about the pools, plants and fish that are part of this amazing display. Free with Gardens Admission.

6:30 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Steve Riley and the Mamou Playboys

From hot two-steps to a cappella ballads, this Grammy Award-nominated Cajun French band plays with revelry, heart, and skill.

7:30 pm
Fri. Aug 17

Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

9:15 pm
Sat. Aug 18

Principles of Color (Summer)

Two-session course. Explore the role of color using a spectrum of flowers, greens, and fabric backgrounds.

9:00 am
Sat. Aug 18

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm
Sat. Aug 18

Meadow Garden Wildflower Walks

Join our wildflower experts on our meadow trails to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

10:30 am
Sat. Aug 18

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 7:15 pm
Sat. Aug 18

Spotlight Talks

Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Sat. Aug 18

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Join us for live music under the stars.

6:00 pm
Sat. Aug 18

Kennett Symphony

Under the direction of Michael Hall, the Kennett Symphony performs a Shakespearean fairy land program of magic and mystery.

7:30 pm
Sat. Aug 18

Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

9:15 pm
Sun. Aug 19

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm
Sun. Aug 19

Meadow Garden Wildflower Walks

Join our wildflower experts on our meadow trails to discover what’s in bloom. Free with Gardens Admission.

10:30 am
Sun. Aug 19

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Sun. Aug 19

Spotlight Talks

Explore different facets of our history and gardens on select days with one of our expert staff. Free with Gardens Admission.

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Sun. Aug 19

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Explore the inner workings of the largest fountain garden in the US to see how more than 1,700 jets and streams dazzle and delight. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Sun. Aug 19

Thomas Gurin

Carillonneur and composer Thomas Gurin chairs the Yale University Guild of Carilloneurs.

2:00 pm
Sun. Aug 19

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox–Sold Out

Viral pop sensation Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox expertly reworks contemporary hits into vintage genres.

7:30 pm
Mon. Aug 20

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows

750 jets of water come alive with five-minute shows set to music.

10:15 am 12:15 pm 2:15 pm 4:15 pm 5:55 pm
Mon. Aug 20

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Fountains dance to new heights during 12-minute daily fountain shows.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Mon. Aug 20

Student Exhibition Garden Talks

Hear Professional Gardener students discuss their designs and visions for these unique gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

12:30 pm

Explore Our Seasons

Spring Blooms

Watch as spring color emerges to paint our landscape in vibrant hues. Breathe in the fresh spring air and relish the beauty of our Gardens.

Festival of Fountains

Summer means breathtaking scenery and gorgeous blooms throughout our grounds and Conservatory. From sunrise to nightfall, there is more to do, see, and be amazed by in our Gardens than ever before.

Chrysanthemum Festival

Experience our most intensively cultivated display—the largest exhibition of chrysanthemums in the United States.

A Longwood Christmas

Oohs and aahs fill the air as illuminated stars twinkle above, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, and a half-million lights brighten the night.