Longwood Gardens Spring Blooms Display on View April 2–May 1

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

KENNETT SQUARE, PA –Hundreds of lush acres featuring daffodils, tulips, azaleas, wisteria, and more, spring to life at Longwood Gardens during Spring Blooms. Wander among flowering magnolias, cherry blossoms, and dogwoods, as they begin to color the outdoor landscape as spring begins to arrive. Indoors, forsythia, hyacinths, narcissus, and tulips, delphinium and foxgloves take center stage, filling the Conservatory with fragrance and color. Spring Blooms runs April 2–May 1.

Upon entry in the East Conservatory, spring comes early with a series of cherry blossoms, crabapples, and an unusual gold foliaged tulip poplar. Scarlet-red blossoms of Begonia 'Canary Wing' are displayed in mass adding a pop of color, while the Main Conservatory features seasonal favorites including hydrangea baskets, Phalaenopsis orchid baskets, fragrant lilies, and vibrant azaleas. 

During peak bloom, which is expected in mid-April, weather permitting, Longwood’s historic 600-footlong Flower Garden Walk boasts more than 200,000 tulips and other seasonal blooms in a patchwork of color. In the Idea Garden, beds of tulips and spring annuals provide a riot of color while cool-season vegetables and herbs begin to emerge. 
Guests won’t want to miss Longwood’s inviting and expansive Meadow Garden as Carolina silverbells, Eastern redbuds, flowering dogwoods, and sweet azaleas spring into beauty. Grand treehouses, whimsical topiaries, and blooming woodlands add to the spectacle of spring. Children will also enjoy the many activities in the outdoor Children’s Corner, and the imaginative fun of the Indoor Children’s Garden. 

Spring into Learning 
Whether you are a beginning gardener, venturing into the visual arts, or just curious and want to learn something new, Longwood’s Continuing Education courses provide useful and practical information that will enhance your knowledge, whatever level of experience.

Spring Training: Beginning Digital Photography
Begins April 5
Fee: $179
Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $161
Onsite and Online
Brush up your photography game in this course by reviewing the basics of digital photography with online instruction, then venture onsite to capture the beauty of spring in the Gardens. 

En Plein Air: Stunning Spring Scenes
April 6 and April 8
Fee: $99
Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $89
Onsite and Online
Experience and capture the pristine reflections of morning light and the ephemeral colors of spring with this plein air offering. Begin the class with online instruction, then enjoy exclusive early-morning Gardens access during a four-hour painting experience along the Large Lake.

Overflowing Beauty, Cascading Crescendo: Bouquet Demonstration
Tuesday, April 12
6:00–7:30 pm
Fee: $29
Fee for Innovators, Gardens Preferred, and Gardens Premium Members: $26 
Online, live-streamed
Join Tara Folker, owner of Splints & Daisies Floral Design of Lancaster, PA, for a look at innovative, dramatic bouquets that gracefully arch and hang down, putting a modern, lush twist on traditional hand-tied arrangements.

Hours & Admission
Spring Blooms runs April 2–May 1. The Gardens are open 10 am–6 pm daily, except for Tuesdays when the Gardens are closed. Admission is $25 for adults; $22 for seniors (age 62+); $13 for youth (ages 5–18) and free ages 4 and under. Group rates available. For more details, 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 grand 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.