Seasonal Highlights: Autumn 2019

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AU TU MN Blooms & Bamboo

Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry On View October 3–November 17



Autumn Takes Shape On View October 3–November 17 Autumn is here … and with it comes a debut exhibit, with our masterful Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry. Prepare to be wowed by towering bamboo art forms and enchanting arrangements by international artists. Autumn also brings a painted landscape of ever-changing color, imaginative play with pumpkins and our Garden Railway, and creative chrysanthemums meticulously grown into gorgeous forms throughout our Conservatory. Our Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum—a single plant bearing more than 1,000 perfect blooms on a single stem—makes its dazzling debut October 24. Autumn at Longwood … a work of art.


Blooms & Bamboo Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry On View October 3–November 17

Masterworks of Ikebana—the timehonored Japanese art of flower arrangement—along with masterfully grown chrysanthemums take center stage this fall. These larger-than-life Ikebana forms—a first for Longwood and never before seen in the States— are showcased amid Ikebana arrangements throughout the Conservatory, crafted by designers near and abroad … as well as the jaw-dropping splendor of thousands of blooming chrysanthemums trained into imaginative shapes by Longwood’s own horticulture masters.

Headmaster Akane Teshigahara of the Sogetsu School of Ikebana has created towering displays of bamboo and natural elements exclusively designed for our Conservatory. Marvel at these art forms of twisting, spiraling, and intertwining bamboo reaching heights of 15 feet … but bound only by the limits of your imagination.

Find more information on Blooms & Bamboo on the Highlights from Our Gardens pages of this brochure.


Free timed Member reservations required on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays if arriving after 3 pm through October 26. Complimentary Guest Tickets accepted.


Let’s Call it a Night

Audience Choice: Illuminated Fountain Performance October 4, 8:15 pm You decide our Illuminated Fountain Performance! Vote for your preferred show when you arrive and find out the winner at showtime.

Festive Friday: Philly, We Love You October 18, 5–9 pm Celebrate all things Philadelphia with an evening in our Gardens. Savor special Philly-themed concessions; organ demos of the Mummers and Rocky themes (5:45 and 6:45 pm); busker-style entertainment in the Pumphouse Plaza (5–7 pm); live music in the Beer Garden (5–8 pm); and our To Philly, With Love Illuminated Fountain Performance at 8:15 pm … among many other highlights.

Our Main Fountain Garden has a few more surprises in store until October 27! Catch the last of this year’s fountain performances, as well as our final Audience Choice and Festive Friday of the season.

Daily Daytime Fountain Performances Now–October 27 Fountains Then and Now 11:15 am and 3:15 pm Enjoy this 12-minute fountain performance with narrated history and dynamic choreography.

Classical, Jazz, and Hits of Today 1:15 pm and 5:15 pm You never know what genre of music may be chosen by our curators for these special 12-minute shows … but they’re sure to please.


In addition to our Main Fountain Garden, take in our Open Air Theatre fountain shows. Shows run daily at 10:15 am, 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm and 4:15 pm.

Evening Fountain Performances and Live Music in the Beer Garden Now–October 26 Thursdays–Saturdays: Extended hours through 9 pm

Enjoy the final days of our Beer Garden season with live music, tasty fare, and refreshing brews. View both our fountain performance and live music lineup at longwoodgardens.org.

4–8 pm: Beer Garden with live music from 5–8 pm

Free timed Member reservations required on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays if arriving after 3 pm through October 26. For those who aren’t Members, Illuminated Fountain Performance and live music in the Beer Garden are free with Gardens Admission. Sell out likely.

6:15 pm: Fountain Refresher (5 minutes)

Lawn and bench seating is available throughout the Main Fountain Garden. Blankets and chairs are permitted in designated areas after 4 pm.

7:15 pm: Fountains Then and Now Performance (12 minutes) 8:15 pm: Illuminated Fountain Performance (30 minutes)


Garden Railway October 3, 2019–January 5, 2020 Make memories with your little one at our Garden Railway. Our miniature model trains rumble through a beautifully landscaped seasonal display. Located near The Terrace, the Garden Railway operates during regular Gardens hours, weather permitting.


Fall. Family. Fun.

Reconnect with nature–and one another– this season.

Family Story Time October 1 & 8 10 & 10:45 am Enjoy nature-based stories amid the beauty of the surrounding forest in our Lookout Loft Treehouse.

Pumpkin Playground October 3–31 Visit the Children’s Corner in the Idea Garden for interactive play and the perfect opportunity for a festive fall photo with our whimsical pumpkin display.


Highlights from Our Gardens An Unprecedented Experience Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry The traditional art of Japanese floral design, Ikebana serves as an expression of Japan’s deep connection with nature. Spanning more than 600 years of history, this art features hundreds of different Ikebana schools, each developing its own forms that depict the ideal of beauty and grace. One such school is the Sogetsu School. Built on the belief that Ikebana is a creative art in which one can express his or her originality—and that anyone can enjoy anytime, anywhere, and using any material—Sogetsu is one of the newest and most modern schools of Ikebana. The Sogetsu School was founded in 1927 by Sofu Teshigahara and is now under the guidance of his granddaughter, Headmaster Akane Teshigahara, who designed the two bamboo art forms for the exhibit, and will be traveling to Longwood this fall. Teshigahara assumed the Headmaster role in 2001 and has since engaged in a variety of creative activities based on the Sogetsu School’s focus on free expression. “Although I have created bamboo installations in a variety of styles in Japan and around the world for over 20 years,” Teshigahara shares, “the two installations at Longwood will be the greatest and finest of all, both in terms of scale and bamboo manipulation techniques.” For her two

bamboo installations exclusively designed for display at Longwood, Teshigahara and her team will be twisting, spiraling, and intertwining 635 rods of bamboo to create natural works of art reaching heights of 15 feet … making it the largest display Teshigahara has ever designed in the States, and one in which guests can even walk through. Teshigahara’s inspiration for the installations at Longwood is to “bring to life the maximum beauty delineated from bamboo’s linearity and curves. One installation will feature a complex structure with curved elements symbolizing the birth of an unknown life,” Teshigahara muses. “The other will demonstrate the beauty of simplicity derived from bamboo’s linearity and depict a pulsing life connecting to the future.” Teshigahara also has a clear intention for what she’d like guests to experience when interacting with her art. “I would like visitors to immerse themselves and experience the installations without preconceived notions. I believe that people can have a true dialogue with plants … not just with the beauty itself, but with amazement, humor, and depth.” Blooms & Bamboo: Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry is on view October 3 through November 17. For more information and tickets, visit longwoodgardens.org/blooms-bamboo.


“I would like visitors to immerse themselves and experience the installations without preconceived notions. I believe that people can have a true dialogue with plants … not just with the beauty itself, but with amazement, humor, and depth.” — Headmaster Akane Teshigahara


2019 Organ Competition Winner to Make Longwood Solo Debut The youngest competitor to claim the top prize in the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, Sebastian Heindl, 21, certainly has a bright future ahead of him as well as an impressive resume on which to build. Not only garnering the $40,000 Pierre S. du Pont First Prize, which included a contract with Phillip Truckenbrod Concert Artists and a 2019–20 performance at Longwood, Heindl also won the competition’s Audience Choice Prize and American Guild of Organists Philadelphia Chapter Prize. “The Longwood Gardens Organ Competition is truly unique and inspiring,” says Heindl. “I have never been in a competition like it. It is all about creativity and pure musical beauty.” Heindl received his fundamental musical education as a chorister in

St. Thomas Boys Choir Leipzig, contributed as a youngster organist to the BBC TV documentary Bach: A Passionate Life with Sir John Eliot Gardiner at the famous Trost organ in Altenburg, and recorded his debut CD at age 17 at Magdeburg Cathedral. A student of church music at the University of Music in Leipzig, Heindl also won the 2017 Northern Ireland International Organ Competition. Held every three years and open to contestants ages 18 to 30, the Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition began in 2013 and has welcomed musicians from around the world to compete on The Longwood Organ. Video of the 2019 International Organ Competition rounds and awards presentation, as well as more information on the competition, can be found at longwoodgardens.org/ organcompetition.

Sebastian Heindl Solo Performance If you didn’t get the chance to see this incredible talent during this past June’s International Organ Competition, or would like to experience Heindl’s playing once more, join us as he presents a solo performance on November 1, during which he’ll play the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, César Franck, and more. Tickets for Heindl’s performance can be purchased at longwoodgardens.org/performance-series. For more information, turn to the Performances that Captivate pages of this brochure.


Follow the Fellows: Journey Along with Our Third Fellows Cohort We’re thrilled to welcome the six talented professionals selected for the 2019–20 Fellows Program cohort. Now embarking on our 13-month immersive residential program that develops global leaders in the field of public horticulture, our third Fellows cohort includes Shawna Jones from the Santa Fe Botanical Garden in Santa Fe, NM; Abra Lee from the University of Georgia in Athens, GA; Becky Paxton from UNC Chapel Hill; Mae Lin Plummer from The Duke Mansion in Charlotte, NC; Barbara Wheeler from the Dunedin Botanic Garden in New Zealand; and Nanette Wraith from Keyneston Mill in Dorset, United Kingdom.

Above, left to right: 2019–20 Longwood Fellows Program cohort members Mae Lin Plummer, Becky Paxton, Abra Lee, Shawna Jones, Barbara Wheeler, and Nanette Wraith.

During their time at Longwood, the Fellows will develop and refine their leadership skills, become immersed in the culture of Longwood and other regional public horticulture organizations, participate in a mentoring program, complete coursework, and fulfill a two-month field placement at a domestic or international garden … all while working collectively on a single project that spans the duration of the program. We invite you to experience their 13-month journey along with them. Look for updates and findings from our Fellows at longwoodgardens. org/follow-the-fellows and join their journey at #followthefellows on Twitter.


Autumn Calendar Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains Experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out in this tour traveling from above ground to the vast tunnel system hidden below. Select October dates at 1:15 and 3:15 pm. $20 Non-Members/$18 Members Please note: This ticket does not include Gardens Admission. Garden Story Tour Explore the highlights of Longwood’s historic gardens on a guided walking tour. Learn about their design and heritage and how we strive to continue our founder’s legacy of excellence.

Student Exhibition Garden On View Now–October 17 Waterlily Display On View Now–mid October

October 1 Family Story Time 10 & 10:45 am

2 Sustainable Landscape and Design Theory 5-part class October 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 4:30–6:30 pm*

Select October dates at 2 pm. Free with Gardens Admission. Check for the location of the tour in the Visitor Center on the day of your visit. Spotlight Talk: Blooms & Bamboo Enjoy a free guided tour of Longwood’s glorious chrysanthemum display and the Ikebana Sogetsu masterworks of Headmaster Akane Teshigahara. Learn about these two ancient Japanese horticultural art forms and the creative inspiration, collaboration, and planning that brought this unique display to life. Daily at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm. Free with Gardens Admission. Check for the location of the talk in the Visitor Center on the day of your visit.

Student Exhibition Garden

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looms & Bamboo: B Chrysanthemum and Ikebana Sogetsu Artistry On View Now–November 17

Pumpkin Playground On View Now–October 31 Garden Railway On View Now–January 5, 2020 Live Music in the Beer Garden: Ensemble Novo 5–8 pm


Illuminated Fountain Performance: The Magic of Mozart 8:15 pm

4 Live Music in the Beer Garden: ChalkDust 5–8 pm

Illuminated Fountain Performance: Audience Choice 8:15 pm

Illuminated Fountain Performance: Be Our Guest 8:15 pm

13 Organ Series

F. Anthony Thurman 3 pm

14 Birds of Longwood Walk 9–11 am

17 Live Music in the Beer Garden: 5

ember Appreciation Day M 9 am–9 pm

Floral Design Certificate Exam 9 am–12 pm* Meadow Garden Wildflower Walk 10:30 am–12 pm Live Music in the Beer Garden: Acoustic Turnpike 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: Queens of Soul 8:15 pm

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arden Chat: Hillside G 5:30–7 pm**

Poor Man’s Gambit 5–8 pm

Illuminated Fountain Performance: Straight Up Country 8:15 pm

18 Festive Friday:

Philly, We Love You 5–9 pm

Live Music in the Beer Garden: ChalkDust 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: To Philly, With Love 8:15 pm

19 Meadow Garden amily Story Time 8 F 10 & 10:45 am ive Music in the Beer Garden: 10 L Conjunto Philadelphia 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: Bailando: Latin Rhythms 8:15 pm

Wildflower Walk 10:30 am–12 pm

Live Music in the Beer Garden: the [mma] project 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: Divas of Dance 8:15 pm

20 Meadow Garden ive Music in the Beer Garden: 11 L Polkadelphia 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: Night at the Movies II 8:15 pm

Wildflower Walk 10:30 am–12 pm

21 Trees, Shrubs, and Conifers (Online)*

22 A World of Music Series Scout Programs 12 9:30 am***

Open Organ Console Day 9:30 am–12:30 pm1

Meadow Garden Wildflower Walk 10:30 am–12 pm Live Music in the Beer Garden: Polkadelphia 5–8 pm

Yumi Kurosawa with Special Guest Anubrata Chatterjee 8 pm2

23 Forest Ecology Walk 10:30–11:30 am


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housand Bloom T Chrysanthemum On View Now–November 17

ive Music in the Beer Garden: L Polkadelphia 5–8 pm

Illuminated Fountain Performance: Fanfare and Fountains 8:15 pm

25 Live Music in the Beer Garden: Polkadelphia 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: Sounds of Motown 8:15 pm 26

I kebana and Bonsai Exhibit 9 am–9 pm

Beginner Bird Hike 9–10:30 am

Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am**** Scout Programs 9:30 am*** Meadow Garden Wildflower Walk 10:30 am–12 pm

November 1 Organ Series

Sebastian Heindl 8 pm2

Scout Programs 2 9:30 am***

Identifying Invasives 3 9 am–12 pm*

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10 Organ Series

Steven Patchel 3 pm

11 Birds of Longwood Walk 9–11 am

12 Plant Science:

Understanding Plants (Online)*

15 Classical Series

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Concerts with Commentary 8 pm2

Live Music in the Beer Garden: Polkadelphia 5–8 pm Illuminated Fountain Performance: Classic Rock Road Trip 8:15 pm 27

I kebana and Bonsai Exhibit 9 am–6 pm

eadow Birding Hike M 9–11:30 am

Birds of Longwood Walk 28 9–11 am

29 A World of Music Series Nella 8 pm2

ontinuing Education C January–June 2020 Course Registration Opens at 9 am

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

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Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am****

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


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

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

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

A Longwood Christmas First Look 6:30–9 pm**

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Longwood Christmas A On View Now–January 5, 2020

Horticulture

Performance

Education

Members-only

Family Fun

Illuminated Fountain Performance

1 Advanced registration required by email: performingarts@ longwoodgardens.org Time slots are limited. 2 Special ticket required: longwoodgardens.org 610.388.1000. * Advanced registration & fee required: longwoodgardens.org/enroll, 610.388.5454. ** For Gardens Premium Members only. Advanced registration required for this event. Space is limited. *** Advanced registration & fee required at least 3 weeks in advance. longwoodgardens.org/ or 610.388.5377. **** Advanced registration required. longwoodgardens.org/memberorientation, 610.388.1000. Look for the coffee symbol to enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after select performances. Buy Before You Arrive • Timed Tickets Required • Tickets Limited

At Family Story Time, young guests can enjoy nature-based stories in our Lookout Loft Treehouse amid the beauty of the surrounding forest. Storytelling, songs, and puppets encourage children to discover the joys of nature, language, and literature. Story time is designed for children ages 3–5. Meadow Garden Wildflower Walks start at the Meadow Garden entrance near the Peirce-du Pont House before heading to our fully accessible Meadow boardwalk introducing you to our beautiful Meadow Garden. From there, you may continue with our wildflower experts on our meadow trails discovering what’s in bloom. During our Forest Ecology Walk, spend an hour walking with a member of our Natural Lands Team and discover how Longwood stewards its woodlands using shortand long-term planning strategies. Learn more about our adaptive management strategies including invasive species management and native forest plant and wildlife community restoration techniques. Birds of Longwood Walks, Beginner Bird Hikes, and Meadow Birding Hikes require outdoor clothing and shoes/boots. Binoculars are recommended. Is the class you want sold out? E-mail help-ce@longwoodgardens. org or call 610.388.5454 to be put on our wait list. Please note all ticketed events are limited. Sell out likely.




Members-only Moments Member Appreciation Day Members receive 20% discounts in The GardenShop, 1906, and The Café. October 5 9 am–9 pm November 16 9 am–6 pm Featuring a holiday shopping opportunity Get a jump start on your holiday shopping list with gifts from The GardenShop, decorated and stocked for A Longwood Christmas. Reservations for 1906 are strongly recommended via longwoodgardens.org/dine.

Garden Chat: Hillside October 7 5:30–7 pm Join Director of Outdoor Landscapes Andrea Brunsendorf for a sunset stroll through our Hillside Garden at its ephemeral autumn peak. Explore this delightful garden’s intimate sequence of paths and landings while Brunsendorf shares the history and vision of the Hillside Garden, as well as pertinent tips on how to achieve a more prolonged look in your own landscape. This event is for Gardens Premium Members only. Advanced registration required as space is limited.

Member Orientation October 26 November 17 9:30 & 11 am Free for Members Registration required: longwoodgardens.org Are you a new Member to Longwood Gardens or looking to learn more about your Membership? Join Longwood staff for an introduction to our Gardens and discover all your Membership has to offer. Learn more about your Member benefits, visiting tips, and the history of Longwood. Afterward, enjoy our Gardens with a special guided tour.

Gardens Premium Member Event: A Longwood Christmas First Look November 21 6:30–9 pm We invite Gardens Premium Members to get a first look at our Conservatory, decked out for A Longwood Christmas, the night before the season goes on view. Vice President of Horticulture Sharon Loving and Associate Director of Display Design Jim Sutton share insights on the inspiration and artistry of this year’s holiday display. This ticketed event is for Gardens Premium Members only.

Update Your Email to Stay Informed We strive to keep our valued Members informed about our latest Gardens updates, special offers, Members-only content, and events. If your email address is not on file or if you would like to update your email address, please visit longwoodgardens.org/ email.

Visit the Gardens with Friends All Membership levels receive two Complimentary Guest Tickets for one-time general admission. Complimentary Guest Tickets can be issued online or onsite at Central Ticketing. For additional details and blackout dates, please visit longwoodgardens.org/comp-tickets.



Performances that Captivate Our stellar 2019–20 Performance Series has something for everyone, representing a multitude of cultures and genres. A World of Music Series

A World of Music Series

Yumi Kurosawa with Special Guest Anubrata Chatterjee October 22 8 pm

Nella October 29 8 pm

Koto visionary Yumi Kurosawa teams up with world-renowned tabla player Anubrata Chatterjee for a program bridging the music and culture of Japan and India and illuminating the deep-rooted similarities between the two. Kurosawa and Chatterjee spin mesmerizing musical tales as they reinforce the powerful idea of music as a means to enhance the collaborative spirit of our global community. Performance: Ballroom $30 Reserved Seating $26 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members Longwood Debut

Hailing from Margarita, Venezuela, Nella creates a distinctively soulful blend inspired by Venezuelan folk songs, the music of the Andalusian region, and her contemporaries. Nella lends her voice to the soundtrack for Asghar Farhadi’s film, Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, and Penélope Cruz. Her recently released debut album, Voy, features songs written by Grammy Award-winning producer and composer Javier Limón. Voy sets Nella’s expressive voice over a clean, sparse accompaniment, and is global Latin music for the 21st century. Performance: Ballroom $28 Reserved Seating $24 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members Longwood Debut

Below: Yumi Kurosawa (left) and Anubrata Chatterjee. Opposite: Nella.


A World of Music Series

Nella October 29 8 pm Hailing from Margarita, Venezuela, Nella creates a distinctively soulful blend inspired by Venezuelan folk songs, the music of the Andalusian region, and her contemporaries. Nella lends her voice to the soundtrack for Asghar Farhadi’s film, Everybody Knows, starring Javier Bardem, Ricardo Darín, and Penélope Cruz. Her recently released debut album, Voy, features songs written by Grammy Award-winning producer and composer Javier Limón. Voy sets Nella’s expressive voice over a clean, sparse accompaniment, and is global Latin music for the 21st century. Performance: Ballroom $28 Reserved Seating $24 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members Longwood Debut


Free Fall Organ Performances Open Organ Console Day October 12 9:30 am–12:30 pm

Steven Patchel November 10 3 pm

Join in the excitement and have your five minutes of fame on The Longwood Organ.

An accomplished organist and recitalist, Steven Patchel currently serves as music director at Immanuel Episcopal Church, Highlands in Wilmington, DE. Patchel has presented organ recitals at Saint Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue in New York and the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, Princeton University Chapel, in addition to recitals at Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Art Museum, Leeds Minster, and St. Paul’s Cathedral in the United Kingdom.

Performance: Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Must be at least 5 years of age to participate. Registration required by emailing: performingarts@longwoodgardens.org Time slots are limited.

F. Anthony Thurman October 13 3 pm Delivering elegant and passionate performances characterized by sensitive phrasing, beautifully shaped melodic lines, and steady rhythmic energy, F. Anthony Thurman is music director at The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown, PA. He enjoys a distinguished career as organ soloist, having performed hundreds of recitals throughout the US and abroad. Performance: Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Longwood Debut

Performance: Ballroom Free with Gardens Admission Longwood Debut


Organ Series

Classical Series

Sebastian Heindl November 1 8 pm

Keyboard Conversations® with Jeffrey Siegel: Concerts with Commentary November 15 8 pm

Winner of the 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition Pierre S. du Pont First Prize, Audience Choice Prize, and AGO Philadelphia Chapter Prize, Sebastian Heindl makes his Longwood solo performance debut. Heindl’s wide-ranging program includes the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Sigfrid Karg-Elert, César Franck, and more.

Internationally acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Siegel features four decades of experience presenting Keyboard Conversations®. Featuring lively, captivating remarks and virtuoso performances, his The Joyous Music of Beethoven answers some of the mysteries behind one of the world’s favorite composers.

Performance: Ballroom $28 Reserved Seating $24 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

Performance: Ballroom $35 Reserved Seating $30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

Longwood Debut

Longwood Debut

Tickets On Sale Now View the complete schedule for our 2019–20 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 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members 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 Receptions Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after select performances.


Get Ready to Learn Registration Opens November 6 at 9 am for January–June 2020 Continuing Education Courses longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Designed for enthusiasts of all levels, our Continuing Education courses enable you to dig deeper in your exploration of the creative arts, floral design, gardening, and much more. Engage in cinematic-themed Floral Fun classes, push the boundaries of botany, rethink your landscape, go beyond the basics of composting, join us for a tour of beautiful regional gardens … the opportunities are endless. New courses include Designing a Border Garden, Carnivorous Macro Photography, and Set It and Forget It: Irrigation for Homeowners, among many others. Grow with us. Our online catalog and list of 2020 courses will be available on longwoodgardens.org/enroll in late October. Registration for July–December 2020 courses opens June 10, 2020.


Can’t wait for our 2020 courses? Register for these fall courses: Tree, Shrubs, and Conifers (Online) Opens October 21 Six-week online course

Identifying Invasives November 3 9 am–12 pm

Explore the world of traditional woody plants, from cultural information about these structural plants to their use in your landscape. Expand your plant knowledge at the times most convenient for you with a fully-online format.

Join Longwood’s Natural Lands experts in a combined classroom and field course designed to explore the characteristics of invasive plants and how to manage them.

Register at longwoodgardens.org/enroll.


A Longwood Christmas

On View November 22, 2019–January 5, 2020

Our holiday display inspires and dazzles … and begins a week earlier this year, allowing for even more holiday magic. We celebrate the many shapes of the season with a display that is both nostalgic and inventive, inspired by the contours of traditional holiday favorites from poinsettias to pine cones to snowflakes, as well as the unique forms found in our grand Conservatory. It’s shaping up to be A Longwood Christmas to remember.


Visiting as a Member? Member Reservations Required Every Day After 2 pm Members may visit anytime, but require free timed Member reservations every day during A Longwood Christmas if visiting after 2 pm. Gardens Premium Members and those included in their Membership level 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 half-hour 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.

Member Guests & General Admission Buy Before You Arrive • Timed Tickets Required • Tickets Limited Admission to A Longwood Christmas is by Timed Admission Ticket only with tickets issued for a specific date and time. Guests not included in a Membership require a Timed Admission Ticket. 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? Complimentary Guest Tickets are not valid on blackout days (peak days) during A Longwood Christmas. Blackout days are all Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays during A Longwood Christmas through January 1, and every day December 26–January 1. Check your tickets as restrictions may apply. For prices and to purchase Timed Admission Tickets or to make your free timed Member reservations, visit longwoodgardens.org.


Gardens Information Gardens Hours October 3–27 Sundays–Wednesdays 9 am–6 pm

Parking Longwood offers free parking and transportation is provided between remote parking and the Gardens.

Thursdays–Saturdays Extended hours until 9 pm with 8:15 pm Illuminated Fountain Performances

For Your Convenience Longwood Gardens covers many acres. There are no shuttles within the Gardens. We’re happy to offer the following:

October 28–November 21 Daily from 9 am–6 pm Our Conservatory will be closed November 18–21 as we prepare for A Longwood Christmas. Our outdoor gardens will remain open.

– Non-motorized wheelchairs, electric scooters, and children’s strollers are available on a firstcome basis for a fee. Supply limited, reservations not accepted. – Scooters are not available during rainy, snowy, or freezing weather.

Gardens Admission Adults: $25 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $22 Youth (5–18): $13 Children 4 & under: Free Members: Free Members require free timed reservations if arriving after 3 pm on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through October 26. Gardens Premium Members and those included in their Membership level do not require reservations. 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 Enjoy casual fare made from fresh seasonal ingredients. 1906 Savor this artful, full-service dining experience. Reservations can be made via longwoodgardens.org/ dine or by calling 610.388.1000. Beer Garden Through October 26, dine under the stars with family and friends while enjoying Victory Brewing Company selections.

See Even More … Apply a portion of your already-paid admission to a Membership and enjoy the Gardens year-round. Learn more: longwoodgardens.org/members-seemore Follow Us @LongwoodGardens #LongwoodGardens #AutumnsColors

Phone: 610.388.1000 Website: longwoodgardens.org Free WiFi available: Connect to FreeGardenWIFI Our Gardens are smoke-free. Photography credits: Carlos Alejandro, Laurie Carrozzino, Bob Doerr, William Hill, Becca Mathias, Sogetsu School, and Daniel Traub © 2019 Longwood Gardens



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