Winter 2018 Seasonal Highlights

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WI NT ER Orchid Extravaganza January 20–March 25



Orchid Extravaganza On View January 20–March 25 The beauty and variety of orchids are on full display in artful forms showcasing more than 4,500 colorful orchids. From a towering 12-foot-tall archway made of Phalaenopsis orchids, to giant orbs hanging from above, to our spectacular orchid curtain, to more than 200 Vanda hanging in our Silver Garden, beauty awaits at every turn. In March, we debut our Winter Blues Festival. Our plants are the stars of this festival! Our Main Conservatory transforms into an oasis of blueflowering plants—from blue-poppies to hydrangeas, it’s a sight to behold.


Come Explore on OrKID Day! January 15, February 19, & March 17 11 am–2 pm

Where in the world do orchids grow? Discover this and much more in our flower-filled Conservatory on OrKID Days! Our youngest guests will enjoy interactive storyreading, puppets, and more, while children of all ages can discover unusual orchids from around the globe as they embark on an informative and fun orchid hunt.



Winter Blues Festival March 3–25 9 am–6 pm

The blues take center stage in our Orangery and Exhibition Hall during our debut Winter Blues Festival. One of the rarest colors in the plant world, our horticulturists have researched, acquired, and grown hundreds of bluehued 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. Bob Beach Duo March 3, 12 pm–3 pm March 10, 2–5 pm

Stevie and the Bluescasters March 17, 2–5 pm March 24, 2–5 pm


Lectures & Workshops Delve into more “blue” topics with these lectures and workshops: The Search for Blue: Echiums, Poppies, and Cineraria Tuesday, March 20 6:30–8:30 pm Ballroom Karl Gercens, East Conservatory Manager, and Jim Harbage, Director, Floriculture and Conservatories, delve into the rarefied world of blue botanicals. See blue-flowering plants from Karl’s trips to gardens around the globe and learn from Jim how Longwood’s trial and research efforts brought the Himalayan blue-poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’) from relative obscurity to a highlight of our winter display. Free with Gardens Admission. Registration required at longwoodgardens.org/enroll

Fabric to Dye For Friday, March 16 9 am–12 pm or 1–4 pm Acer Classroom The blue color produced by indigo is rich, complex, and unparalleled. Learn how to make your own indigo dye the natural way, including the science behind growing and harvesting indigo in this hands-on workshop. Fee: $89 Registration required at longwoodgardens.org/enroll No previous dyeing experience needed. Participants will leave with various types of indigo dyed fabrics. All supplies included. You may bring a small garment of natural fabric (wool, silk, cotton, linen, hemp) to dye.


Read. Think. Engage. Join Our Community Read

This winter we join local libraries and community partners for the fifth year of our Community Read­— a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation. In 2018 we celebrate women in horticulture and showcase the success stories of unconventional women in science. We encourage everyone to explore the science of plants—the reason that gardens and natural lands invite, delight, nourish, and comfort us all—and the women that push our knowledge of plant life to new limits. #CommunityRead Follow us @LongwoodGardens and share your ideas using the hashtag #CommunityRead.

Community Read Events at Longwood Celebrating Women in Science and Horticulture Saturday, March 24 10 am–12 pm

A Community Conversation with Hope Jahren Saturday, March 24 7–9 pm

Collect a couple of your book-loving friends or family members and join us for a buffet brunch with a side of lively conversation, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Conservatory in lush, magnificent bloom. Lab Girl author Hope Jahren and a panel of prominent local women in science and horticulture will explore their professional journeys in a moderated discussion, with plenty of opportunity for your questions.

Lab Girl author Hope Jahren shares her own experiences and growth as a plant scientist in our Community Read capstone event. Hear about her inspirational journey, with plenty of opportunity for your questions. Colvin Randall, Longwood’s P.S. du Pont Fellow and Historian, will start the evening by offering insights about one of our founders, Alice du Pont, and her role in developing Longwood’s unique character and plant collections.

Come prepared with your thoughts and questions. This will surely be an engaging morning to inspire both adults and the next generation.

Following the talk and questions, join us for a book signing and opportunity to chat further informally. A light dessert reception in the Conservatory sweetens the fun.

Advance Registration and Fee Required: $59 Includes buffet brunch

Free with Gardens Admission Registration Required: longwoodgardens.org/enroll


Community Read Events throughout the Region There are so many ways to take part in the Community Read throughout the region. Visit longwoodgardens.org/ community-read to see a list of events happening at our partner organizations. Thank You to Our 2018 Partners Awbury Arboretum Brandywine Conservancy Cecil County Public Libraries Chester County Library System Cumberland County Library System Delaware Art Museum Delaware County Library System Delaware Museum of Natural History Delaware Nature Society Hagley Museum and Library Montgomery County Libraries Mt. Cuba Center Natural Lands Trust New Castle County Libraries Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Quarryville Library (Lancaster Co.) Strasburg-Heisler Library (Lancaster Co.) The Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County Wyck Historic House | Garden | Farm

Get the Books, Start Reading! Available for purchase: The GardenShop, shop.longwoodgardens.org, and major booksellers. Available for borrowing: Most New Castle County, DE, Cecil County, MD, Chester County, PA, Cumberland County, PA, Delaware County, PA, and Montgomery County, PA public libraries. Lab Girl is a exploration of a journey that will resonate with many. Join Hope Jahren on her journey to become (and prosper as) a scientist. Her personal frankness in meeting challenges is inspirational, and she delivers the message with her own spirited voice and personality. Tree Lady, our children's book, tells the true story of Kate Sessions, a girl who loved trees, wasn’t afraid to get her hands dirty, and was fascinated by science. Her passion for trees eventually transformed a whole city. Women In Science, designed for middle grade readers, highlights the contributions of 50 notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from the ancient to the modern world.


Members-only Moments Join Us For New Member Orientation Saturdays, January 20, February 24, and March 24 10–11 am

Are you a new Member to Longwood Gardens? 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. Free for Members, Registration Required: longwoodgardens.org.

Garden Chat An Exclusive Evening for Gardens Premium Members: The Lore of Longwood with P.S. du Pont Fellow Colvin Randall Tuesday, January 30 5:30–7 pm

Colvin Randall, P.S. du Pont Fellow and the author of several books and a DVD on Longwood, knows the history of our Gardens better than anyone. You are invited to join us for a walk and talk as Colvin takes you on a journey of the hidden stories and history of Longwood. Topics will include The Longwood Organ, The Longwood Steinway Grand Piano, The Longwood Carillon, and designing our fountain shows. Free for Members, Registration Required: longwoodgardens.org. Please note: Gardens Premium Members may register two individuals per membership, one of whom must be a Gardens Premium Member. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited.


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We strive to keep our Members engaged and informed about all that is happening in our Gardens. If you don’t receive emails from us, or if you would like to update your email address, please contact our Membership Team at membership@ longwoodgardens.org.

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

Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Pre-sale: Summer Performance Series March 12–13 Sale begins at 9 am Purchase tickets to our Summer Performance Series, including Wine & Jazz, in advance of our public sale. See details on the Winter Performances page.


Winter Calendar

Garden Highlights Walks Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about the spectacular horticulture featured in our Conservatory during Orchid Extravaganza.

Birds of Longwood Walk 14 9–11 am

eroines of Horticulture H 3-part class January 14 February 4 March 11 10 am–12 pm*

Check longwoodgardens.org for Garden Highlights Walk offerings on the day of your visit.

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rKID Day O 11 am–2 pm

January

Landscape Design I (Morning) 16

Select Thursdays–Sundays at 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm. Free with Gardens Admission.

8-part class January 16, 23 February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13 9 am–12 pm*

8 Conservatory Closed All Day for

A Longwood Christmas Removal Outdoor Gardens are open 9 am–5 pm

17 American Birding Association Monthly Bird Walk 9–11 am

Conservatory Closed All Day for 9

A Longwood Christmas Removal Outdoor gardens are open 9 am–5 pm

Conifers 11

6-part class January 11, 18, 25 February 1, 8,15 3–5 pm*

andscape Design I (Afternoon) L 8-part class January 17, 24, 31 February 7, 14, 21 March 7, 14 1–4 pm*


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rchid Extravaganza On View O January 20–March 25

ember Orientation M 10–11 am**

23 People, Plants, &

Landscape Design 4-part class January 23, 30 February 6, 13 6–8  pm*

A World of Music Series: 9

The New Golden Age of Latin Music­—Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza 8  pm1

Birds of Longwood Walk 10 9–11  am

Planting Design 11

7-part class February 11, 18, 25 March 4, 11, 18, 25 8:30–11:30  am*

28 Organ Series: Edward Landin 3 pm

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arden Chat: G The Lore of Longwood 5:30–7 pm2

February 1

pplication Deadline A College and University Internship Program***

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oday’s Horticulture T Symposium 8 am–4 pm*

Hungry for Vegetable 3 Gardening? 6-part class February 3 March 10 April 21 May 19 August 11 September 8 9–11 am*

I deas for Impact: It’s In Danger and How You Can Help 9:15 am–4 pm*

5 Dig In! Vegetable Gardening for Beginners 6-week Online Course*

6 Plant Science: Plant Propagation 6-part class February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13 5–7  pm*

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World of Music Series: A Songbook: Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble 8  pm1

alentine’s Day V Ann Fontanella, Strolling Violinist 1–4 pm

16 Delaware Photographic Society Exhibit On View Now–March 25 Location: Visitor Center Longwood Gardens is proud to host a juried photographic exhibit from The Delaware Photographic Society. As one of America’s oldest and most respected photographic associations, Delaware Photographic Society members have captured stunning images of our orchid collection. Classical Series: 18

Curtis Student Recital Lynda Roth, flute Abigail Kent, harp 1 pm

19 Application Deadline Teen Volunteer Program***

rKID Day O 11 am–2 pm

American Birding Association 21 Monthly Bird Walk 9–11 am

23 Organ Series: Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis 8 pm1


Sketching for Designers 24 5-part class February 24 March 3, 10, 17, 24 8:30–11:30  am*

ember Orientation M 10–11 am**

An Evening of 26

Botanical Illustration 9-part class February 26 March 5, 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16, 23 6–8:30 pm*

March Winter Blues Festival On View

Gardens Preferred & Gardens 12 Premium Membership Level Pre-sale: March 12–13 Summer Performance Series Sale Begins at 9 am Purchase tickets to our Summer Performance Series in advance of the public sale. If eligible, your discount code is printed on the back of this brochure.

14 Summer Performance Series Public Sale Sale begins at 9 am 15 Certified Horticulturist Examination 1–5 pm*

3 Fertilizers and Formulations 9 am–12 pm*

hat’s All the Buzz? W 1–4 pm*

lues Music in the Conservatory: B Bob Beach Duo 12–3 pm

9 am–12 pm or 1–4 pm*

inter Blues Festival: W Ruthie Foster 8  pm1

Performance Pruning: 17

Small Flowering Trees 8:30 am–12 pm or 1–4:30 pm*

5 E dibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants 6-week Online Course* asic Floral Design I 6 B 6-part class March 6, 13, 20, 27 April 3, 10 6–9 pm*

rKID Day O 11 am–2 pm

lues Music in the Conservatory: B Stevie and the Bluescasters 2–5 pm

8 Nooks and Crannies:

18 Organ Series: Neil Harmon

Photography in the Peirce-du Pont House 6–9:30 pm*

Birds of Longwood Walk 10 9–11 am

road-Leaved Evergreens B 6-part class March 15, 22, 29 April 5, 12, 19 6:30–8:30  pm*

Fabric to Dye For 16

4 Organ Series: Bryan Holten 3 pm

irds of Longwood Walk B 9–11 am

orth American Clivia N Society Show 12–6 pm

Blues Music in the Conservatory: Bob Beach Duo 2–5 pm

11 North American Clivia Society Show 9 am–6 pm

1 pm

20 Longwood Lecture Series:

The Search for Blue: Echiums, Poppies, and Cineraria 6:30–8:30 pm*

American Birding Association 21 Monthly Bird Walk 9–11 am

Initial Impression 22 9 am–2 pm*


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ember Orientation M 10–11 am**

Education

Beginner Bird Hikes 9–10:30 pm

Horticulture

Eco-Teachers: What’s in Your Watershed? 9 am–2 pm

Performance

Registration required: longwoodgardens.org or call 610.388.5377

elebrating Women in Science C and Horticulture 10 am–12 pm*

lues Music in the Conservatory: B Stevie and the Bluescasters 2–5 pm

Community Conversation A with Hope Jahren 7–9 pm*

Meadow Birding Hike 25 9–11:30 am

26 Birds of Longwood Walk 9–11 am

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pring Blooms S On View March 31–May 6 aster Weekend E Live music in the Conservatory String quartet 12–3 pm

April 1

aster Weekend E Live music in the Conservatory String quartet 12–3 pm

Members-only

Family Fun

Winter Blues Performance

1 Special ticket required: longwoodgardens.org 610.388.1000 2 Free for Gardens Premium Members. Registration required: longwoodgardens.org * Advanced registration & fee required: longwoodgardens.org/enroll, 610.388.5454. For a complete list of our Continuing Education opportunities, visit us online. ** Advanced registration required. longwoodgardens.org/memberorientation, 610.388.1000. *** To apply: longwoodgardens.org/ education Look for the coffee symbol to enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artist after select performances.

During Garden Highlights Walks, our expert guides lead you on a walking tour of the Conservatory, sharing stories and perspectives that celebrate our legacy, beautiful displays and innovative staff. Join experienced guides on our Birds of Longwood Walks, and Beginner Bird Hikes. All hikes and walks depart from the Visitor Center at 9 am. Outdoor clothing, good walking shoes/boots and binoculars are recommended. If weather conditions do not allow access to the Meadow Garden, the hike will take place in other available Garden areas. For more on our walks and tours, visit longwoodgardens.org. Join us for Member Orientation. Meet Longwood staff for an introduction to our Gardens and discover all your Membership has to offer. Afterward, enjoy our Gardens with a special guided tour. Please note: all ticketed events are limited. Sell out likely.




Highlights from Our Gardens Horticulture Staff Assists Florida Gardens with Hurricane Recovery (1) Three months after Hurricane Irma slammed into Florida’s Gulf Coast, some public gardens are still picking up the pieces. From December 10–15, a team of 12 staff members traveled to Florida to assist with post-hurricane recovery at Montgomery Botanical Center (Coral Gables), Naples Botanical Garden, and Vizcaya Museum and Gardens (Miami), all of which suffered extensive damage. While much of the assistance provided immediately after the hurricane focused on removal of debris, the gardens are now in need of skilled labor to assist with tasks such as structural pruning and replanting. “Helping our sister gardens is important to us and we wanted to ensure we were providing them with the assistance they needed most at this critical time in the recovery process,” explained Sharon Loving, Vice President of Horticulture. You can learn more about our staff’s work in Florida by visiting our web site.

Terrace Dining Gets a New Look The Terrace, which includes diverse dining experiences like The Café, Beer Garden, and 1906, gets set for a transformation this winter. “We strive to deliver authentic dining experiences at Longwood mirroring the beauty in the Gardens,” says Ken Warner, Regional Director of Restaurant Associates who oversees the Terrace. “This renovation will elevate the aesthetic and provide greater guest ease and access in The Café, while 1906 will get a refreshed look holding true to the highest of culinary standards in the most creative of ways.” The Café entryway will be redesigned to accommodate an increased selection of ready-to-enjoy food. We’ll be adding a specialty coffee station with baristas, and mounting new menu screens above for ordering ease. The Beer Garden huts will be replaced with permanent structures for pizza and grilled selections. In 1906, the refined dining experience our guests have come to love will remain while the furniture and fixtures will get a much-needed upgrade since its last renovation ten years ago. The Terrace will be closed during the improvements beginning January 16 and will reopen in mid-March. During this time, there will be a limited menu available in our Beer Garden, which will be tented for the winter.


Clockwise from top left: At the Montgomery Botanical Center, the Longwood team removed a silk floss tree; A rare palm that was reset after the hurricane at Montgomery Botanical Center; Horticulture staff ready to depart for Florida. First row from left: Erik Stefferud, Land Stewardship Technician; Joyce Rondinella, Senior Horticulturist; April Bevans, Senior Horticulturist; Ben Wright, Arborist; Katy Merrington, Trainee, Education; Meredith Hudson, Intern, Natural Lands; Calvin Cooper, Natural Lands Caretaker. Second row from left: Seth Strickland, Horticulturist; Collin Hadsell, Intern, Outdoor Display; Koa Kanamee, Senior Horticulturist; Emily Salmons, Horticulturist; and Tim Erdmann, Horticulturist; The Longwood team assists with planting a partition at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.


New Orchid Designs to Enjoy

Seeing Blue in our Conservatory The Winter Blues take on a whole new meaning this year at Longwood. In March we will transform our Main Conservatory into an oasis of blue-flowering plants and foliage, including our popular Himalayan blue-poppies, hydrangeas, delphiniums, blue coleus, pansies, grape-hyacinths, and columbines to name just a few. Blue is the rarest color in the plant world. It is estimated that of all the colors plants use to attract pollinators, blue occurs in less than 10% of species. So, our display team had to research and plan well in advance to find, select, acquire, and grow all the blue-hued blooms and foliage for display. In addition, our horticulturists had to time the many different plant varieties to all bloom in March. Senior Horticultural Display Designer Jim Sutton had the added task of ensuring the blue shades would aesthetically work with the Orchid Extravaganza display. “I wanted the colors to compliment one another,” Sutton explained, “so I designed the orchid curtain to be yellow and the hanging orchid orbs white, which both work nicely with blue.” Come chase your Winter Blues away with a visit to the Conservatory March 3–25.

With each Orchid Extravaganza, our talented team of horticulturists dream up new and unusual ways to display these much-loved members of the plant world. Our past displays have often included giant orbs made up of 50 or more orchids, towering arches that reach up to 12 feet, our iconic curtain form fashioned from different colors of Phalaenopsis, and even an orchid meadow, designed to showcase some rare and unusual orchids. This year we introduce a new form: orchid-wrapped columns. The 10-foot tall forms will feature a variety of orchids in white, cream, purple, yellow, and orange, interspersed with a variety of ferns to give textural interest. The inspiration stems from our Chrysanthemum Festival, where we have successfully displayed mums cascading down columns in the Conservatory for many years. Senior Horticulturist Sam Hoadley is leading the project, and explains that the two columns will rise from the ground and have about 250 orchids and ferns, secured by a clever framework devised by our facilities team to give the impression that the plants are growing out of the columns.


Spotlight On Continuing Education Ideas for Impact: It’s In Danger and How You Can Help As gardeners, we are all concerned about issues such as climate change, loss of habitat, invasive species, and others. What steps can we take in our own properties or workplace to help with some of these environmental concerns? Spend an immersive day learning about ways you can help and about the fascinating work being done to ameliorate these effects on our ecosystem. We hope you will be inspired to get involved. Saturday, February 3 9:15 am–4 pm Visitor Center Auditorium $89 Advanced registration & fee required longwoodgardens.org/enroll or 610.388.5454

Topics Include: Birds and Beans: Simple Ways to Save Migratory Birds Populations of many migratory birds are in drastic decline, but there are many things we can do to save them. Naturalist and author Scott Weidensaul explores the wonder and mechanics of migration, and the simple, effective ways we can preserve them. Conservation Programs with Native Orchids Nearly half of all orchids native to the mid-Atlantic region are rare or endangered and few of them are cultivated at public gardens. Longwood Gardens has developed a native orchid conservation research program focused on development conservation collections of these plants for garden and restoration users. Successful Case Studies Learn about re-introduction and breeding programs in our region to combat the threats to endangered species.

Designing a Sustainable Home Garden Join Landscape Design professor Susan Barton to learn about sustainable practices to employ on your own property. Increase biodiversity and wildlife; outfit your landscape to supply ecosystem services we all need for healthy living. Finding the Next Generation of Horticulturists University plant science programs are diminishing, yet there is growing support for plant-based movements such as farm-to-table and field-tovase. Seed Your Future is the movement to encourage more young people to pursue careers working with plants. Find out what you can do to help ensure the next generation of horticulturists!

For a complete list of our Continuing Education opportunities, visit longwoodgardens.org.


Winter Performances A World of Music Series

globalFEST: On the Road— The New Golden Age of Latin Music—Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza Friday, February 9 8 pm

A World of Music Series

Songbook: Steven Page and the Art of Time Ensemble Tuesday, February 6 8 pm Steven Page, a founder and former lead of the iconic band Barenaked Ladies, joins Toronto’s highly inventive Art of Time Ensemble in an evening of seminal songs by Randy Newman, Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Barenaked Ladies, and others. These gems are reimagined and reinvented by some of the greatest minds in classical, pop, and jazz, and delivered by a defining voice in contemporary rock.

North America’s most important world music festival, globalFEST, is taking Orkesta Mendoza and Las Cafeteras on the road. Indie mambo band Orkesta Mendoza, and alternative Chicano band Las Cafeteras, are redefining Latin music and will share the stage in a performance you won’t want to miss. Performance: Exhibition Hall Reserved Seating: $36 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $31*

Performance: Exhibition Hall Reserved Seating: $39 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $33*

Tickets On Sale Now How to Buy Tickets & Select Your Own Seat View the schedule for our 2017–2018 Performance Series and purchase tickets online at longwoodgardens. org/performance-series. Purchasing online is the most efficient way to get performance tickets. Our online ordering system also features an interactive seating chart that allows you to select your own seat. Prefer to Order by Phone? Purchase concert 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 bundles online. Please note: Bundle discounts cannot be combined with any other promo code or Member discount. *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.


Mark Your Calendar Summer Performance Series On Sale March 14, at 9 am Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Pre-sale: March 12 –13, Sale begins at 9 am Organ Series

Peter Richard Conte and Andrew Ennis Friday, February 23 8 pm Music for Flugelhorn and Organ Four-Hands Peter Richard Conte, Longwood Gardens Principal Organist, presents a program featuring transcriptions of Giacomo Puccini’s Quando m’en vo’ and O mio babbino caro for flugelhorn and organ, as well as arrangements for organ four-hands with Andrew Ennis, flugelhorn player and organist. Performance: Ballroom Reserved Seating: $35 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $30*

Purchase tickets to our exciting Summer Performance Series. Check our website February 26 for our concert lineup: longwoodgardens.org

Wine & Jazz Returns June 2, 2–10 pm Tickets On Sale March 14, at 9 am Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Pre-sale: March 12–13, Sale begins at 9 am Our popular Wine & Jazz Festival returns to our Gardens! Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music while savoring some of the nation’s finest wines. Check our website February 26 for more details: longwoodgardens.org

Fireworks & Fountains Shows Tickets On Sale April 9, at 9 am Our Fireworks & Fountains Shows delight on six spectacular evenings: May 26, July 1, July 21, August 11, September 1 and September 29. Check our website February 26 for show details and pricing: longwoodgardens.org Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Members receive access to the Member Pre-sale. If you are eligible, your discount code and pre-sale access code is printed on the back cover of this brochure.


Spring Blooms On View March 31–May 6

A colorful symphony of spring blooms emerge throughout our landscape. Millions of geophytes create a blanket of color that hints at warmer days to come, while dogwoods, magnolias, azaleas, foamflowers, and more than 240,000 tulips herald spring’s arrival. From our Flower Garden Walk, to our Idea Garden, to the Hillside Garden in resplendent bloom, wander in wonder this spring in our Gardens. Easter Weekend March 31 & April 1 Gardens Open 9 am–6 pm Enjoy live music in our Conservatory from 12–3 pm on Saturday and Sunday.



Gardens Information Gardens Hours January 20–March 2, 2018 9 am–5 pm Beginning March 3, 2018 9 am–6 pm Please Note Our Conservatory is closed January 8–9 as we remove A Longwood Christmas. Outdoor Gardens are open. Tickets Gardens Admission Adults: $23 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $20 Youth (5–18): $12 Children 4 & under: Free Members: Free Visit longwoodgardens.org for more details. Prices and hours are subject to change. Dining at The Terrace The Terrace, including the Café and 1906, will be closed beginning January 16 through mid-March for renovation. During the closure, guests can enjoy a limited menu of soups, sandwiches, salads, snacks and beverages in our tented Beer Garden. Food Service Hours: January 16–March 2 10 am–4 pm March 3–31 10 am–5 pm Children’s Garden Closure Our Children’s Garden is temporarily closed January 29–February 9 for routine maintenance.

GardenShop Our GardenShop offers a variety of unique gifts and is open daily during Gardens hours. You may also shop online anytime at shop.longwoodgardens.org. For Your Convenience Longwood Gardens covers many acres. There are no shuttles within the Gardens. We’re happy to offer the following: – 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. Parking Longwood offers free parking for our guests. Transportation is provided between remote parking and the Gardens. Become a Member Become a Member and visit as often as you like to experience the dynamic beauty of our Gardens. Learn more: longwoodgardens.org/membership Follow Us @LongwoodGardens #LongwoodGardens

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