Longwood Gardens Winter Wonder on View January 22 – March 27

KENNETT SQUARE, PA- You won’t have to travel far to escape the cold of winter this year, as Longwood’s grand Conservatory transports guests to a warm getaway during Winter Wonder, on view January 22–March 27. In addition to the one-of-a-kind horticultural display, Longwood features an extraordinary lineup of performances and world-class educational opportunities this winter. The Gardens are open from 10 am–5 pm every day except Tuesdays, when the Gardens are closed. To purchase Timed Tickets visit longwoodgardens.org.

Inside Longwood’s Conservatory, escape to a lush sanctuary bursting with color featuring vibrant Streptocarpus ‘Concord Blue’ baskets, delightful Saintpaulia (African-violets), and towering Clerodendrum schmidtii (chains-of-glory). From Cymbidium to standouts from Longwood’s expansive collection, an array of colorful orchids will be in beautiful bloom.

Outdoors, winter’s subdued beauty illustrates how plants can be used for both aesthetic and habitat benefit. Stroll among the serene landscape of the Hillside Garden or reflect among a symphony of copper and umber hues in the 86-acre Meadow Garden.

In early March, Longwood’s famed blue poppy (Meconopsis 'Lingholm') returns to the Conservatory. These spectacular flowers—which are native to the high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains— are grown using precise techniques to force the blue-poppies to flower in March. The substantial petals are a mesmerizing sky-blue color and are a must-see.

On with the Shows
Concerts return to the Conservatory with the 2022 Winter Performing Arts series. Special tickets are required for the performances and can be purchased online at longwoodgardens.org.

Dreamers’ Circus
February 3, 8 pm
$35 Reserved Seating
$30 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Contemporary and endlessly innovative—and awarded Album of the Year by the Danish Music Awards—Dreamers' Circus is a driving force in Nordic world music, drawing from the deep traditions of regional folk music and reshaping them into something bright, shiny, and new.

Katelyn Emerson
February 25, 8 pm
$25 Reserved Seating
$21 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Renowned for her thrilling performances and numerous accolades—including the distinction of being named a leading young organist in the inaugural “20 under 30” class by The Diapason—Katelyn Emerson showcases repertoire spanning the 14th through 20th centuries.

Noa with Gil Dor
March 2, 8 pm
$38 Reserved Seating
$32 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Israeli-born singer-songwriter Noa and her long-standing musical collaborator and guitarist Gil Dor present a diverse, inspiring repertoire in English, Hebrew, and Yemenite, accented by Noa’s exciting percussion playing.

Simone Dinnerstein
March 3, 8 pm
$35 Reserved Seating
$30 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
With 10 albums that have all topped the Billboard classical charts, showcasing repertoire ranging from Bach and Beethoven to Phillip Glass, American pianist Simone Dinnerstein is heralded for her distinctive musical voice and her commitment to sharing classical music with everyone.

March 25, 8 pm
$29 Reserved Seating
$25 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
The 2019 Latin Grammy Award winner for Best New Artist, Nella merges her powerhouse voice with the folklore roots of Venezuela, modern production, and Andalusian inspirations to create her distinctively soulful

Special tickets are required for the performances and can be purchased online at longwoodgardens.org.

Education that Inspires
From the return of onsite, in-person offerings to expanded online experiences, opportunities to learn and have fun abound. For a full list of Continuing Education courses and to register, visit longwoodgardens.org/enroll.

Floral Spotlight: Philadelphia
Online, live-streamed
January 19, 6:00–7:30 pm
$26 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
We explore how Philadelphia impacted Longwood Founder Pierre S. du Pont. From his visit to the 1876 Centennial Exposition when he was just six years old, to his to frequent boyhood jaunts past the Baldwin Mansion where he marveled at its glass conservatory, du Pont was undoubtedly inspired by the sights of the city. Join our designer as they create a design that calls to mind the city’s glass structures and columns, as well as other designs reminiscent of the City of Brotherly Love.

A Touch of Hollywood: Showstopping Floral Design
Online, live-streamed
January 20, 9:00 am–2:30 pm
$233 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Bring showstopping floral design right to your doorstep, courtesy of two stars of the floral world. Join Full Bloom (HBO Max) finalist Ace Berry AIFD, TMF—known for his bold color choices and playful approach—and Kelly Shore of Petals by the Shore of Washington, DC—known for her passion for California-grown flowers—in this online, full-day, expert-level floral-design experience that will leave you starstruck.

Growing Dahlias: Early Spring Preparation
Online, live-streamed
January 26, 5:30-7:30 pm
$26 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Join us on a journey to grow amazing dahlias as LeeAnn Huber—the dahlia hybridizer, educator, flower farmer, and entrepreneur behind Coseytown Flowers of Greencastle, PA—shares expert insight into the springtime preparation needed for a great dahlia garden. Learn the best approaches for spring tuber care, proper nutrition, soil preparation and testing, and how to prepare for the growing season. You’ll also get a behind-the-scenes peek of her wide array of blooms from the Coseytown Flowers hybridizing program and learn tips and techniques from the field.

Photographing the Winter Garden
Onsite: January 28 and February 11, 7–10 am
Online: February 24 and March 3, 6–7 pm
$161 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Join us for a thoughtful observation of a garden at rest. Along with expert instructors, venture into our Gardens to capture the “bones” of the garden, from the intricate structures of tree branches to the lines and textures of
stone to bark.

Floral Spotlight: French Formal Design
Online, live-streamed
February 9, 4:00–5:30 pm
Take a virtual step back in time as we explore Mr. and Mrs. du Pont’s trips to Versailles and Paris, and how those journeys influenced Longwood at large. Then follow along as Alisha Simone AIFD crafts a gorgeous floral design that draws inspiration from the formal French tradition.

Diversify Your Harvest: Exceptional Herbs and Uncommon Veggies
Online, live-streamed
February 28, 5:30–7:30 pm
$26 Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members, Innovators
Longwood Horticulturist Alex Correia explores underutilized, exotic, and heirloom varieties of vegetables and herbs that deserve a place in your garden, and shares how these plants are grown in Longwood’s Idea Garden. Hungry for more? After the class you’ll be sent a selection of seeds for your own
edible gardening.

Winter Wonder runs January 22–March 27. The Gardens are open every day except Tuesdays from 9 am–5 pm. Admission is $25 for adults; $22 for seniors (age 62+); $13 for students (ages 5–18 or with valid student ID) 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. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.