Longwood Gardens’ Spring Blooms Recognized as Tulip Display of the Year
World Tulip Society Honors Longwood at the World Tulip Summit
Kennett Square, Pa. – Longwood Gardens’ Spring Blooms display was named the 2019 Tulip Display of the Year by the World Tulip Society. The World Tulip Awards are presented to organizations and individuals who have distinguished themselves in the development and promotion of tulips as part of their community celebrations and destination’s tourism appeal. The award was presented at the World Tulip Summit in The Hague, Netherlands on October 15.
The World Tulip Society is a non-profit organization whose board and members consist of representatives of major tulip festivals and industries across the globe. The World Tulip Society is committed to promoting the tulip as a symbol of world friendship, peace, and spring.
Since the late 1950s, Longwood has showcased thousands of tulips along its historic 600-foot long Flower Garden Walk from mid-April to early May. Through the years the annual spring display has expanded to include other areas of the gardens and now features more than 200,000 tulips in glorious bloom.
The 2020 Spring Blooms display at Longwood Gardens is March 28–May 3, 2020. Tickets are on sale now. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. Longwood is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.