Longwood Gardens

Photo courtesy of George Rothacker
Breathe in the fresh spring air and relish the beauty of our Gardens!

Watch as spring color emerges to paint our landscape in vibrant hues. Dogwood, wisteria, azaleas, foam-flowers, and more than 240,000 tulips herald spring’s arrival indoors and out. Walk along the woodland edges of our Meadow Garden and marvel at the flowering native trees and spring ephemeral wildflowers.

Winter Blues Festival
Pride-of-Madeira (Echium candicans)

The blues take center stage in our Orangery and Exhibition Hall during our debut Winter Blues Festival.
March 3–25, 2018
9:00 am–6:00 pm


One of the rarest colors in the plant world, our horticulturists have researched, acquired, and grown hundreds of blue-hued blossoms and foliage to adorn our Orangery and Exhibition Hall. Every Saturday, hear the sounds of the blues as we welcome blues artists performing live in our Conservatory. Chase your Winter Blues away with a visit to ours.

Photo courtesy of George Rothacker
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
April 21, 2018

Open Air Theatre Fountain Shows
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 21, 2018, 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


Click here for more about the New Heights Fountain Revitalization Project and all Fountain Performances