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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: Hillside

Mon. Sep 16

Introduction to Botanical Illustration (Fall 2019)

9 sessions. For all who are interested in mastering the art of plant illustration.

9:00 am
Mon. Sep 16

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Mon. Sep 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
Mon. Sep 16

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Mon. Sep 16

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Mon. Sep 16

Botanical Illustration Studio (Fall 2019)

9 sessions. Illustrate plants and flowers from Longwood's greenhouses and outdoor grounds.

12:30 pm
Mon. Sep 16

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Mon. Sep 16

An Evening of Botanical Illustration (Fall 2019)

9 sessions. For beginners as well as more accomplished artists interested in the art of plant illustration.

6:00 pm
Tue. Sep 17

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Tue. Sep 17

Family Story Time

Young guests can enjoy nature-based stories surrounded by the beauty of our Gardens. Free with Gardens Admission.

10:00 am 10:45 am
Tue. Sep 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
Tue. Sep 17

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
Tue. Sep 17

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Tue. Sep 17

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Tue. Sep 17

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Tue. Sep 17

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Tue. Sep 17

Grow & Know: Dahlias

Take a trip with us to The Farm at Oxford and get a chance to learn from dahlia grower extraordinaire Mara Tyler.

4:00 pm
Wed. Sep 18

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Wed. Sep 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
Wed. Sep 18

Meadow Ecology Walk

Learn more about our native meadows and the plants and animals that call them home. Free with Gardens Admission.

10:30 am
Wed. Sep 18

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Wed. Sep 18

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Wed. Sep 18

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Wed. Sep 18

Aquatic Plants

3 sessions. Dive deep into these beautiful, mysterious plants and learn how to add a water garden to your property.

6:30 pm
Thu. Sep 19

Waterlilies in Oil Pastels

Using vibrant oil pastels, capture the beauty and serenity of Longwood's magnificent waterlily collection.

8:30 am
Thu. Sep 19

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Thu. Sep 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
Thu. Sep 19

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm
Thu. Sep 19

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Thu. Sep 19

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Thu. Sep 19

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Thu. Sep 19

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Join us for live music under the stars.

5:00 pm
Thu. Sep 19

Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

8:15 pm
Fri. Sep 20

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Fri. Sep 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
Fri. Sep 20

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm
Fri. Sep 20

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Fri. Sep 20

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Fri. Sep 20

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Fri. Sep 20

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Join us for live music under the stars.

5:00 pm
Fri. Sep 20

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. Sep 20

Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

8:15 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Sat. Sep 21

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
Sat. Sep 21

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. Sep 21

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm 6:15 pm 7:15 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Yes, Yu-ca-tan!

Create a centerpiece with flowers originating from the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico.

12:00 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Dahlia Show

Brilliant dahlia blooms fill our Ballroom during The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show.

1:00 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Meet Us in the Meadow

Discover pollinators, feathered friends, and an abundance of plants while celebrating and exploring this incredible habitat. Free with Gardens Admission.

1:00 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Tropical Tiles of the Maya

Using containers constructed from iconic Mexican tiles, create the perfect accent for your summer patio.

4:00 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Live Music in the Beer Garden

Join us for live music under the stars.

5:00 pm
Sat. Sep 21

Main Fountain Garden Illuminated Fountain Performances

Enjoy a nighttime spectacle unlike any other.

8:15 pm
Sun. Sep 22

Meadow Birding Hikes

Join our experienced birding volunteers as they lead you through the Meadow Garden in search of our resident and migratory bird species. Free with Gardens Admission.

9:00 am
Sun. Sep 22

Delaware Photographic Society

Explore a summer exhibit from one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations.

9:00 am
Sun. Sep 22

Get on the “A List:” Hollywood Inspired Event Workshop

Create table centerpieces, hanging designs, custom floral accents, and a larger-than-life arrangement.

9:00 am
Sun. Sep 22

Dahlia Show

Brilliant dahlia blooms fill our Ballroom during The Greater Philadelphia Dahlia Society Show.

9:00 am
Sun. Sep 22

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
Sun. Sep 22

Main Fountain Garden Fountain Performances

Enjoy the thrill of what 1,719 jets can do—from spinning and dancing to music, to soaring as high as 175 feet.

11:15 am 1:15 pm 3:15 pm 5:15 pm
Sun. Sep 22

Spotlight Talks

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

11:30 am 12:30 pm
Sun. Sep 22

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains

Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out. Ticket required.

1:15 pm 3:15 pm
Sun. Sep 22

John Widmann

The city carillonneur for Frederick, Maryland, John Widmann has toured the US and Europe as a recitalist.

2:00 pm
Sun. Sep 22

Garden Story Tour

Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Free with Gardens Admission.

2:00 pm
Sun. Sep 22

Summer Members-only Hours

The Gardens stay open late on select evenings this summer, just for Members.

6:00 pm
Sun. Sep 22

Gina Chavez

Multi-ethnic cultural ambassador Gina Chavez traverses the Americas with her collection of bilingual folk-pop songs.

7:30 pm

Explore Our Seasons

Orchid Extravaganza

Our talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with our artful display.

Spring Blooms

There isn't a more beautiful season to explore every inch of our 1,100 acres. As colorful spring blooms make their entrance, Longwood radiates with renewal and growth.

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.