Seasonal Highlights: Holiday 2018

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A Longwood Christmas November 22–January 6



A Longwood Christmas On View November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019 This holiday season it’s all about trees. Join us as we look at the Christmas tree in a new light, with festive firs suspended from above, towering tannenbaums created from books to birdhouses to stained glass, and more traditional favorites elevated with surprising new twists. Outdoors, gloriously illuminated trees lead you on an enchanting holiday journey through our Gardens. Stroll underneath floating orbs of light, watch as tree roots and branches take new illuminated life, and see our Main Fountain Garden as you’ve never seen it before. Warm up by our welcoming fire pits, listen to carolers, and relish in the wonder of A Longwood Christmas. On the cover: Reimagined books and paper works adorn the Music Room during A Longwood Christmas. Learn more in Highlights From Our Gardens in this brochure.


Plan Your Visit Member Reservations & Tickets Available Now: longwoodgardens.org What Members Need to Know Free Timed Member Reservations Required Daily

Member Guests & General Admission

Members may visit anytime, but require free, timed Member reservations every day during A Longwood Christmas if arriving after 2 pm. Gardens Premium Members and those included in their Membership do not require reservations. Member reservations are limited, and sell out is likely. With a timed Member reservation, you may enter the Gardens as early as a halfhour before or as late as a half-hour after your entry time. Later or earlier arrivals cannot be accommodated. You may stay as long as you wish once you enter the Gardens.

Buy Before You Arrive · Timed Tickets Required · Tickets Limited Guests not included in a Membership require a Timed Admission Ticket with tickets issued for a specific date and time. We cannot accommodate a Member’s request for tickets if we are sold out. Purchase in advance as tickets sell out.

Using Complimentary Guest Tickets Many Complimentary Guest Tickets are not valid on Peak Days. Check your tickets as restrictions may apply.


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Peak Days: Prices are higher. Free timed Member reservations required if arriving after 2 pm. Complimentary Guest Tickets not accepted. Gardens are typically busy. Non-Peak Days: Prices are lower. Free timed Member reservations required if arriving after 2 pm. Complimentary Guest Tickets are accepted. Gardens typically not busy. Conservatory Closed. Outdoor gardens open.


Tips for a Tree-umphant Experience Come Early! Arrive by 2 pm and youll miss the evening rush of traffic and still have time to explore all the Brandywine Valley has to offer after your visit to the Gardens. Keep in mind, traffic may become heavy approaching Longwood Gardens between 3 and 7 pm. e Prepared, Avoid the Lines. Print your Member reservations and tickets B at home and show them upon entry to avoid lines. Or, go paperless and open your print-at-home tickets on your smartphone prior to entering the Visitor Center. Parking is Free and Our Remote Lot Will Be Used. Transportation is provided from remote parking areas. Accessible parking with your permit is available in the main lot. Using Complimentary Tickets? Many Complimentary Admission Tickets, including Member’s Complimentary Guest Tickets, are not valid on Peak Days during A Longwood Christmas. Check your tickets as some restrictions may apply. Getting Around the Gardens. Shuttle service is not provided. Scooters, wheelchairs, and strollers are available on a first-come, first-served basis in the Visitor Center. Electric scooters are not available during inclement weather. utdoor Lights Begin to Come On at 3:30 pm. And our 5-minute Open O Air Theatre fountain shows run continuously throughout the evening (weather permitting). Bundle Up! A Longwood Christmas is both indoors and outdoors. Dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes. hop and Dine. Our Café, 1906, concessions, and The GardenShop are all S available for you. Make a reservation for your visit day in our full-service restaurant, 1906, at longwoodgardens.org/dine. Be Our Guest. Once you enter the Gardens, you may stay as long as you wish. If you wish to leave and re-enter—no problem. Just be sure to stamp your hand. Stay Informed. Check our website for real-time ticket and Member reservation availability: longwoodgardens.org.

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Use Our Interactive Map. Visit longwoodgardens.org/maps/christmas on your smartphone to help navigate the display and see all of the locations throughout the Gardens filled with Christmas cheer.


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Good Things Come in Trees (and Fours) (1) Fire Pit Fun For All Every day throughout A Longwood Christmas 3–10 pm, weather permitting Locations: Hour Glass Lake Pavilion, Peirce-du Pont House Plaza, Main Fountain Garden Designed and created by our staff, our three unique fire pits are the perfect place to warm up as you explore our magnificent outdoor display.

(2) Garden Railway 9 am–10 pm, weather permitting Make memories at our holiday Garden Railway. Miniature model trains rumble through a beautifully landscaped setting complete with twinkling lights. Our Garden Railway is located near our Terrace Restaurant.

(3) Organ Sing-Alongs in Our Ballroom Daily, November 23–January 1 The songs of the season resonate through our Ballroom as guests join together in our family-friendly holiday sing-alongs to The Longwood Organ. Seating in the Ballroom is on a firstcome, first-served basis. See calendar for additional holiday performances and New Year's Eve entertainment. Please note: Organ Sing-Alongs will not take place on November 27, November 28, November 29, or December 31.

(4) Festive Food & Spirits in Our Beer Garden Starting November 23 Monday–Friday, 4–8 pm (limited menu last hour), weather permitting Saturday & Sunday and every day December 21–31, 12–9 pm, weather permitting Enjoy tasty pub fare, a variety of homemade pizzas, and burgers and sandwiches in our Beer Garden throughout A Longwood Christmas. Pair your fare with our holiday signature brew on tap, Longwood Seasons: Cherry Oatmeal Stout, developed in partnership with Victory Brewing Company and crafted with cherries grown in our Gardens (while supplies last). Our Beer Garden closes for the season December 31, 2018. Our Café, 1906 full-service dining experience, and additional outdoor concessions are also available daily. Reservations for 1906 are strongly recommended. For hours, menus, and to make 1906 reservations, visit longwoodgardens.org/dine.


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Tree-mendous Holiday Gifts Discover these holiday gifts and much more at our GardenShop, with select gifts online at shop.longwoodgardens.org.

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(1) Gifts Inspired by Our Main Fountain Garden The grandeur of our revitalized performance garden takes new form. Exclusive apron with proprietary pattern created by illustrator Rebecca Clarke. $39.99 Garden-scented French milled soap featuring Rebecca Clarke wrap art. $12.99 Flowing Water DVD/BluRay detailing the Main Fountain Garden’s history and revitalization. $24.99

(2) 2019 Featured Holiday Ornaments Bring the whimsy of our Topiary Garden yews to your own tree with this custom topiary bird ornament. $29.99 Trim your tree with a custom ornament reminiscent of our Topiary Garden’s foo dog statues. $39.99 (3) Gift of Membership* Give the gift of year-round Gardens access.


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(4) Carol Lesher Collection Local painter Carol Lesher has created several exclusive products inspired by Longwood, including these fresh takes on our Waterlily Display, Conservatory, Chimes Tower, and Meadow Garden. Waterlily Tote $39.99 Matted prints $24.99 each (5) Longwood Gardens: 100+ Years of Garden Splendor, Third Edition by Colvin Randall Relive magical Longwood moments in this expanded edition. $24.99

(6) A Longwood Gardens Christmas by Colvin Randall Admire nearly a century of holiday celebrations at Longwood. $39.95 (7) 2019 Wall Calendar Experience 12 months of Longwood beauty. $15.99 (8) Garden Gift Cards* Give the gift of Longwood Gardens. Some quantities may be limited. *Garden Gift Cards and Gift of Membership are available onsite and online at longwoodgardens.org.


Calendar of Events November

Chrysanthemum Festival On View Now–November 18

Garden Railway On View Now–January 6, 2019

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ember Appreciation Day M Featuring A Holiday Shopping Opportunity 9 am–6 pm Get a jump start on your holiday shopping list with gifts from our GardenShop, decorated and stocked for A Longwood Christmas.

Classical Series: Silk Road The Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia 8 pm1 17

ember Orientation M 9:30 & 11 am*

Conservatory closed all day 19

for A Longwood Christmas installation Outdoor gardens open 9 am–6 pm

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Longwood Christmas A On View Now–January 6, 2019

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rgan Sing-Alongs O 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

24 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 25 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 26 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

29 Olde Towne Carolers 4:30–8:30 pm

Breakfast with Santa 30 2 9–10:30 am

I nitial Impression 9 am–2 pm**

Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

December 1 Organ Sing-Alongs

Conservatory closed all day 20 for A Longwood Christmas installation Outdoor gardens open 9 am–6 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Conservatory closed all day 21

for A Longwood Christmas installation Outdoor gardens open 9 am–6 pm

merican Birding Association A Monthly Bird Hike 9–11 am

2 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm


ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

3 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

addonfield Memorial High H School Madrigal Singers 7 & 8 pm

4 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

he Heritage Chorale T of Lancaster 7 & 8 pm Organ Sing-Alongs 5 2, 3 & 4 pm

Capella Pops A 7 & 8 pm Organ Sing-Alongs 6

Organ Sing-Alongs 11 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ower Hill Concert Choir and T the Tower Hill Vocal Ensemble 7 & 8 pm Breakfast with Santa 7 9–10:30 am2

ersey Sound Chorus of Sweet J Adelines International, Inc. 7 & 8 pm

12 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

nionville High U School Chorale 7 & 8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 13 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

learview Regional C High School Vocal Ensemble 7 & 8 pm

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he Wilmington T Handbell Ensemble 7 & 8 pm

Breakfast with Santa 14 2 9–10:30 am

rgan Sing-Alongs O 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

Olde Towne Carolers 4:30–8:30 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

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ember Orientation M 9:30 & 11 am*

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

8 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

9 Birds of Longwood Walk

Organ Sing-Alongs 16 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

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rgan Sing-Alongs O 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 10 2, 3 & 4 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 17 2, 3 & 4 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

oncord High School Chorale C 7 & 8 pm


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ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 25

he Tatnall School T Chamber Singers 7 & 8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 26

American Birding Association 19 Monthly Bird Hike 9–11 am

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

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lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm alena Brass G 6–9 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

randywine Valley Chorale B 7 & 8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 27 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

20 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Upper Darby High School Encore Singers 7 & 8 pm Organ Sing-Alongs 21 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

28 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

29 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 22 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 23

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

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Organ Sing-Alongs 30

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 24 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

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Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Organ Music 3–9 pm

Rob Dickenson and the Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 4–8 pm

Horticulture Holiday Organ Programs Free with Gardens Admission Holiday Performances, Free with Gardens Admission Members-only

Galena Brass 4–9 pm

Education

Olde Towne Carolers 4:30–8:30 pm

Performance

Polkadelphia 5–9 pm

Gardens are open until 10 pm

January 1 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

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1 Special ticket required: longwoodgardens.org or 610.388.1000. 2 Special ticket required. Includes admission to A Longwood Christmas. Tickets are extremely limited. Purchase at longwoodgardens.org. * Advanced registration required: longwoodgardens.org/memberorientation, 610.388.1000. ** Advanced registration & fee required: longwoodgardens.org/enroll, 610.388.5454.

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

2 Organ Concerts

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ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm

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A Longwood Christmas removal Outdoor gardens open 9 am–6 pm

8 Conservatory closed all day for

A Longwood Christmas removal Outdoor gardens open 9 am–6 pm

Birds Walks and Hikes Join experienced guides on a quest to discover Longwood’s feathery inhabitants. Outdoor clothing, good walking shoes/boots and binoculars are recommended. Hikes meet at 9 am in the Visitor Center and last approximately 2 hours. Carolers The Olde Towne Carolers will be strolling the outdoor gardens throughout A Longwood Christmas during select dates marked on the calendar. Enjoy harmonized holiday classics as the sounds of the season float above our glistening displays. Please note: Organ Sing-Alongs will not take place on November 27, November 28, November 29, or December 31. Please note: All ticketed events are limited. Sell out likely.



Open Air Theatre Fountains Dance to Holiday Classics Open Air Theatre fountain shows run on the hour from 10 am–3 pm, and every 5 minutes beginning at 3:30 pm. Shows are weather permitting.


Highlights From Our Gardens Unexpected Materials, Remarkable Displays Our Gardens are pinnacles of creativity this year, showcasing beautiful Christmas displays crafted from materials you’d least expect. Our outdoor Wildlife Tree, for one, wows with its 200 handmade illuminated birdhouses crafted by Longwood volunteers, many of which were created using fallen redwood and cypress trees from our property. At nightfall, the Wildlife Tree glows, evoking a sense of warmth. Following the close of A Longwood Christmas, the birdhouses will be given to area schools, as well as natural land organizations and trusts. Step inside the Conservatory and one of the first (of many) inspired elements you’ll see is the towering East Tree, a 24-foot white fir swathed in red ornaments and dripping in icicles, surrounded by a white deciduous tree and red winterberry holly forest. The Ballroom Tree is a vision of holiday gifts and trimmings from its tree garland made entirely of ornate packages to the golden present perched on top.

The Music Room sings with its creative library embellishments, anchored by a rotating 18-foot Fraser fir graced with a garland of gold manzanita branches to silver and copper books. A whimsical 14-foot tree built of children’s books—which will be donated to local public schools— stands beside the Music Room’s eight custom walnut book cases, adorned with reimagined books and paper works crafted by local artists Lee and Dannielle Vincent. The Mediterranean Garden glimmers with a suspended “tree” of 600 pieces of hand-cut stained glass measuring 12 feet high and 5 feet across, dexterously lingering above the garden’s center fountain. In the Palm House, a cone tree inspired by bold tropical textures and colors stuns with its fresh-cut tropical flower tree-topper. The Fern Passage beckons with moss tree forms topped with playful metal fiddleheads, while the Silver Garden delights with its 12-foot tumbleweed tree delicately embellished with white lights. Let your imagination run wild with our reimagined takes on trees, among many other inventive displays this season.

Left: Dannielle Vincent crafts her intricate paper works and book art in her Downingtown, PA home and studio. Her art will be on display in the Music Room during A Longwood Christmas. Opposite: Birdhouses for owls to chickadees crafted by Longwood volunteers for the Wildlife Tree.



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Right: An early sketch by Longwood's Associate Director, Landscape Architecture and Program Designer Erin Feeney, illustrating the concept for this year’s floating tree display.


The Wonder of Seeds

Lighting the Way

(1) When you get down to it, seeds are nothing less than amazing marvels of nature. They mark the beginning of the plant journey, explode into extraordinary beauty, and, in turn, nourish and inspire human life.

(2) This season, gloriously illuminated trees and globes lead you on a magical holiday journey outdoors. Our half-a-million twinkling lights bring surprises at every turn, evoking a sense of graceful movement and enchantment as you explore our Gardens. As soon as you step out of our Visitor Center, you’re welcomed by our starlit elm tree beautifully lit in a rich blue. Turn right toward Flower Garden Drive and look up in wonder as you stroll underneath white and red bursts of color suspended along the pathway. Tree roots and branches take new life in light shows that take center stage along the Peirce’s Woods backdrop behind the Large Lake. An immense 36-foot cone tree beautifully accents the Italian Water Garden, while a color-changing globe display meanders along the Meadow Boardwalk. In the Main Fountain Garden, elegantly illuminated arches and cone trees placed in its basins reinvent this dramatic performance garden into a shimmering, lustrous forest.

In 2019 our Community Read and Continuing Education courses take a close look at the wonder of seeds and their influence on the human world. As part of our sixth year of Community Read, we are excited to announce The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History by award-winning author Thor Hanson as our pick for 2019. Hanson’s warm and engaging writing helps uncover the power that seeds contain, their ability to endure, and the journeys they take. Also included in this year’s Community Read selections are two children’s books. For middle school readers, Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman tells the story of how the simple act of a nine-yearold girl planting lima bean seeds sparks individuals from various ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and age levels to come together and create a community garden. For our youngest readers, The Reason for a Flower by Ruth Heller explores the parts of plants and their functions in Heller’s trademark rhythmic style. Our Continuing Education course lineup includes offerings that focus not only on seeds’ horticultural role, but also their artistic appeal and heritage. For more information about our Community Read and to register for our 2019 Continuing Education courses visit longwoodgardens.org. Check back often for details on Community Read events to be held at Longwood and our Community Read partner organizations.

Floating Forest: A First for Longwood (3) Our celebration of the tree transcends our wildest expectations with this year’s Exhibition Hall display. Our dramatic interpretation of a floating forest features 17 live, lit, and decorated Fraser firs suspended from the ceiling, running the entire 70-foot length above the Fern Floor. These 8- to 10-foot tall trees, adorned with small crystals, silver glass reflecting balls, and faceted lights, will soar from heights of nearly 30 feet above the sunken marble Fern Floor to just skimming its still water surface, together creating a beautiful sense of weightlessness and whimsy. It’s a sight not to be missed, and one to behold from every angle around the Conservatory’s centerpiece space.


Winter Performances Enjoy an exceptional performance in the most exceptional of settings with these upcoming shows.

A World of Music Series

"We Shall Overcome"— A Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr., Featuring Damien Sneed Saturday, January 19 8 pm Inspired by the words and action of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., We Shall Overcome showcases repertoire from across the African American music traditions that electrified generations of civil rights activists and defenders with interwoven spoken word from Dr. King’s recorded speeches. Produced and directed by Damien Sneed, this production ties together a living lineage of music and culture from gospel to jazz to spirituals. Performance: Exhibition Hall $37 Reserved Seating $31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members*

Organ Series

Todd Wilson Saturday, February 9 8 pm Regarded around the world as one of today’s finest concert organists, Todd Wilson is head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music, Director of Music at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in Cleveland, Ohio, and Curator of the E.M. Skinner pipe organ at Severance Hall. His program includes the towering Sonata on the 94th Psalm by Julius Reubke. Performance: Ballroom $35 Reserved Seating $30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members * Longwood Debut

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Celebrate the sounds of the season during A Longwood Christmas. Turn to the calendar to view our free performance listings.


Classical Series

Sō Percussion Thursday, March 14 8 pm With innovative multi-genre original productions, sensational interpretations of modern classics, and an “exhilarating blend of precision and anarchy, rigor and bedlam” (The New Yorker), Sō Percussion has redefined the scope and vital role of the modern percussion ensemble. Their inventive repertoire and instrumentation spans everything from a snare drum to a flower pot. Performance: Ballroom $37 Reserved Seating $31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members*

Organ Series

David Briggs: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Friday, March 22 8 pm David Briggs improvises organ accompaniment to the full-length classic American romantic silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). Currently artist-in-residence at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, New York City, Briggs is praised for his musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages. Performance: Ballroom $35 Reserved Seating $30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members*

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Tickets On Sale Now View the complete schedule for our 2019 Performance Series and purchase tickets online at longwoodgardens.org/performance-series. Purchasing online is the most efficient way to get performance tickets. Prefer to Order by Phone? Purchase performance tickets by calling 610.388.1000. Ticketing and phone convenience fees apply.

Buy a Bundle, Save 20% Purchase a bundle of 3, 4, or 5 concerts and save 20%. This discount can be applied when tickets are purchased directly through our Pick 3, Pick 4, or Pick 5 bundles at longwoodgardens.org/ performance-series. Please note: This discount cannot be combined with any other promo code or Member discount. All tickets are limited. Sell out likely.

*Discount for Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members Specific levels of Membership receive up to 15% off regular ticket prices. If you are eligible to receive the discount, your discount code is printed on the back cover of this brochure. Coffee Reception Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after select performances.


Orchid Extravaganza On View January 19–March 24, 2019

Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids. Lavish Cymbidium orchids dramatically spill from basins, grand Phalaenopsis orchids float overhead, and tiny orchid species make a big impact, among other show-stopping arrangements. Take a quiet stroll through our outdoor gardens. Reflect amongst the solitude and enjoy the beauty of winter.

Join us for OrKID Days! Join us January 21, February 18, March 9 11 am–2 pm OrKID Days are filled with wonder and fun for families. Join us in the Conservatory for art activities, storytelling, and more, and discover the colors, patterns, and beauty of orchids.



Gardens Information Gardens Hours A Longwood Christmas November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019 Daily, 9 am–10 pm Please Note Our Conservatory is closed all day November 19–21, and all day January 7–8 for A Longwood Christmas installation and removal. The outdoor gardens are open. Tickets Gardens Admission / Non-Peak Day Admission Adults: $23 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $20 Youth (5–18): $12 Children 4 & under: Free Non-Peak Days Mondays–Thursdays November 22, 2018–January 6, 2019, (excluding December 26–31 and January 1) and every day January 2–6, 2019. Peak Day Admission Adults: $30 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $27 Youth (5–18): $16 Children 4 & under: Free Peak Days All Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 23–December 23, 2018, and every day December 26, 2018– January 1, 2019. Member Reservations Free timed Member reservations required every day during A Longwood Christmas if arriving after 2 pm. Gardens Premium Members and guests included in their Membership do not require timed reservations throughout A Longwood Christmas. Visit longwoodgardens.org for more details. Prices and hours are subject to change.

Dining at The Terrace The Terrace is a Certified Green Restaurant through the Green Restaurant Association and offers these dining experiences: The Café, 1906, and the Beer Garden. For menus, hours, and 1906 reservations visit longwoodgardens.org/dine. For Your Convenience Longwood Gardens covers many acres. There are no shuttles within the Gardens. We’re happy to offer non-motorized wheelchairs, electric scooters, and children’s strollers on a first-come basis. Children's strollers are available for a fee (complimentary for Members). Supply limited, reservations not accepted. Scooters are not available during rainy, snowy, or freezing weather. Parking Longwood offers free parking for our guests. Transportation is provided between remote parking and the Gardens. Follow Us @LongwoodGardens #LongwoodGardens #LongwoodChristmas

Phone: 610.388.1000 Website: longwoodgardens.org Free WiFi available: Connect to FreeGardenWIFI Our Gardens are smoke-free. Photography credits: Carlos Alejandro, Hank Davis, Carol DeGuiseppi, Kelly Giarrocco, Eileen Tercha, and Daniel Traub Illustrations by Rebecca Clarke, Erin Feeney



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