Longwood Innovators

People dining on a patio overlooking a large pnd at dusk.

Curious Learners
Dynamic Individuals
One Visionary Garden

Pierre S. du Pont was the embodiment of an early 20th century innovator … not only in his very own garden, but also in his role as philanthropist, businessman, and community leader. He embraced new technologies, valued creative thinking, and brought his visionary ideas to grand fruition. We invite you to continue Mr. du Pont’s vision and become a Longwood Innovator.

As an Innovator, you’ll enjoy experiences that allow you to go deeper into who Longwood is as a leading cultural, educational, and scientific institution as well as a community treasure and great garden of the world.

You’ll discover stories never told before, meet the bounty of intellect behind our horticultural splendor, see places and spaces unfamiliar to most guests, and feel our passion come through as we strive to honor our legacy that propels us forward.

Visitors & Complimentary Tickets    
Daily Visitors with Innovator (no reservations required, even on sold-out days)12121212
Complimentary Guest Tickets6666
Innovator Benefits    
Invitation to exhibition openings (additional fee)checkcheckcheckcheck
Invitation to A Longwood Christmas Previewcheckcheckcheckcheck
Reserved seats to Illuminated Fountain Performances on the Conservatory Overlookcheckcheckcheckcheck
Annual recognition in our Longwood Chimes magazinecheckcheckcheckcheck
Dedicated ticket assistance for Fireworks & Fountains Shows and other performances checkcheckcheck
Additional opportunities to engage with experts and leadership  checkcheck
Priority registration for national and international garden trips   check
Private reception with President and CEO   check
All-season reserved parking in the Bus Lot checkcheckcheck
Priority entrance and reserved parking at North Lot   check

Additional Benefits
All Innovator levels receive these exclusive benefits and opportunities: No reservations required to visit; pre-sale access and discounts to Performing Arts events; discounts on Continuing Education classes; concierge service and 1906 dining assistance; Mission Moment emails; private, curator-guided tours; invitation to exclusive national and international garden trips; and invitations to Innovator-only walks and receptions. In addition to your Innovator experiences and benefits, all Innovators also receive our Gardens Premium Membership benefits, which include opportunities; a print edition of our Longwood Chimes magazine; and discounts on Longwood purchases, including a 10% discount in The Garden Shop, dining, General Admission Tickets, and Continuing Education classes, as well as a 15% discount on select Performing Arts concert tickets.



For more information on joining the Innovator community or for instructions on donating with a Donor Advised Fund or securities, please contact:

Melissa Canoni, Director of Development
Email: mcanoni@longwoodgardens.org
Phone: 610.388.5216