KENNETT SQUARE, PA – The splendor of spring emerges at Longwood Gardens March 30–May 5. Enjoy hundreds of lush acres featuring burgeoning gardens of daffodils, tulips, azaleas, wisteria, and more, while flowering magnolias and cherry trees color the landscape. Indoors, lilies, delphiniums, echium, and hydrangeas take center stage, filling the Conservatory with fragrance and color.
During peak bloom, Longwood’s historic 600-foot long Flower Garden Walk boasts more than 125,000 tulips and other seasonal blooms in a rainbow of color.
Guests won’t want to miss Longwood’s grand treehouses, whimsical Topiary Garden, and historic Peirce’s Woods, featuring azaleas and other spring favorites. Daily visitor programs, including behind-the-scenes tours and talks add to Longwood’s charms. Children will enjoy the many activities in the outdoor Children’s Corner, and the imaginative fun of the Indoor Children’s Garden. Longwood’s inviting and expansive Meadow Garden comes to life in the spring as Carolina silverbell, Eastern redbud, flowering dogwood, and sweet azalea grace the Forest Edge.
Earth Day Performances
Throughout the month of April, Longwood takes a closer look at global sustainability and issues impacting the environment through multi-sensory Earth Day performances.
Earth Day-inspired performances kick off on Saturday, April 6 with Selected Shorts. Experience the hit weekly public radio show live, as award-winning actors Jill Eikenberry, Zach Grenier, and Michael Tucker perform spellbinding short stories on the wonders of nature.
On Thursday, April 18 the Fry Street Quartet and climate physicist Dr. Robert Davies together incorporate live music, visual art, and compelling science in the stunning The Crossroads Project: Rising Tide performance, composed of a series of vignettes exploring global sustainability.
Our Tuesday, April 23, the ETHEL string quartet and Grammy Award-winning instrumentalist Robert Mirabal present ETHEL & Robert Mirabal: The River. Inspired by water and its essential role of life on Earth, this cross-cultural performance evokes Native American traditions through contemporary music and storytelling. Tickets are now available at longwoodgardens.org.
Spring Blooms runs March 30–May 5. Admission is $23 for adults; $20 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 1,083 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre 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 Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA, 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Admission is $23 for adults; $20 for seniors (age 62+); $13 for students (ages 5–18 or with valid student ID) and free ages 4 and under. Group rates available. Details at www.longwoodgardens.org.