Longwood Gardens

Our Landscapes Come to Life in a Symphony of Color
On View March 30–May 5, 2019

There isn't a more beautiful season to explore every inch of our 1,077 acres. The season is heralded by an early display of millions of crocus, winter-aconite, glory-of-the-snow, and daffodils blanketing the grounds.
Stroll through more than 245,000 spring bulbs in bloom in our Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk, wander through Peirce's Woods where native azaleas and foam-flowers abound, and experience the Meadow Garden in spring, resplendent with flowering trees and delicate herbaceous plants coloring the landscape.





Encourage your guests to buy timed admission tickets early as tickets are limited, and be sure to take advantage of our Member Appreciation Days during Spring Blooms.

Longwood offers free parking for our guests.

During peak visitation times, free off-site parking may be used if our on-site lot is full. Transportation is provided between the off-site parking and the Visitor Center entrance. Please follow the signs and note the Longwood staff members directing traffic on peak visitation days.

April 2–June 3, 2016 • Free with Gardens admission

Longwood Gardens • 1001 Longwood Road Kennett Square, PA 19348

For more information, call 610.388.1000 or visit longwoodgardens.org




The Fountains Return
May 9–September 29, 2019

Visit our Gardens to experience all the elements that make summer so incredible. Make a splash with our fanciful fountain shows in the Main Fountain Garden, explore three miles of walking trails winding through our ever-changing Meadow Garden, and engage in fresh-air family time from atop our treehouses. When it’s time to relax, unwind in our starlit Beer Garden or share a spectacular sunset during our extended evening hours Thursday through Saturday. Do all this—and much more—and complete your summer checklist in the beauty of our Gardens.









Open Air Theatre

Featuring 750 jets in changing patterns, this showpiece comes alive with five-minute shows set to music.

Since its 1914 Garden Party debut, this Italian-style outdoor theatre has expanded from its simple original fountains to the 750 jets that create the rainbowed curtain of water you see today, while playing host to more than 1,500 performances throughout the years.


Click here to find out more about the Open Air Theatre.

Please note: Shows do not run on days when there are rehearsals, stage setups, or performances.
All fountain shows are weather dependent and will not run in below freezing temperatures.Starting April 20, 2019, 5-minute shows will run at 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, 4:15 pm, and 5:55 pm daily.

Free with Gardens Admission