Seasonal Highlights: Winter 2019

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WI NT ER Orchid Extravaganza January 19–March 24

Orchid Extravaganza On View January 19–March 24 Connect with nature at its most serene and experience the peaceful beauty of winter—inside and out. Embrace the warmth of a lush sanctuary filled with thousands of vibrant, artfully presented orchids. Lavish Cymbidium dramatically spill from basins, grand Phalaenopsis float overhead, and tiny orchid species make a big impact, among other show-stopping arrangements. Step outside and into a world of solace and subtlety. Take a quiet stroll through our outdoor gardens and reflect amid the stillness of winter.

Cultivated with Care Elevating Our Orchid Collection

At the heart of one of our core collections you’ll find Senior Horticulturist Greg Griffis. His unwavering dedication to both upholding the legacy of and elevating the strength and breadth of our amazingly diverse orchid collection is evident in every one of the collection’s almost 6,000 beauties. Prior to starting at Longwood in 2015, Griffis first became aware of orchids in 2009 after hearing about them from a college friend while completing his degree in music education from West Chester University. Experiencing Longwood’s Orchid Extravaganza display in 2010 and purchasing his first orchid at Longwood during that same visit further fueled his interest in orchids—one plant quickly turned into 20. By 2011, Griffis was working at Parkside Orchid Nursery and from there Hilo Orchid Farm in Hawaii, spending a large amount of time working with Paphiopedilum, as well as Oncidiinae intergeneric hybrids and Miltoniopsis. Upon his start as Longwood’s orchid grower, Griffis quickly set out to reinvigorate the culture and methods used to manage our collection, embarking on repotting the entire collection in his own bark mixes, changing the greenhouse conditions to push certain plants to grow more aggressively, and creating different climates to better suit others. He has even committed himself to serving as

the sole orchid team member to water the vast majority of the orchids, an effort undertaken in order to maintain consistent watering of the plants. “Every orchid grower grows differently,” says Griffis. “My growing style is a bit more aggressive, in that I grow the orchids in slightly drier and brighter conditions, which allows them to become stronger and more durable.” All of the hard work undertaken by Griffis and his team of 13 volunteers— who together, three times a week, hand-pick and replace the 200 to 300 orchids on display in the Orchid House—has not gone unnoticed by our guests, nor the orchid community as a whole. This past August, the Mid-Atlantic American Orchid Society bestowed 10 awards on eight plants from the Longwood orchid collection, including a First Class Certificate and Certificate of Cultural Excellence—the highest possible awards in both categories—for Masdevallia Gypsy ‘HOF’, as well as recognition for the Promenaea Crawshayana ‘Longwood’s Gilded Globe’ and Pleurothallis viduata ‘Longwood’s Summer Snowfall’, among others. “Success for this collection is creating an impressive, vibrant display for our guests,” remarks Griffis. “We aim to help guests appreciate what they’re seeing, tell the story of orchids, and allow each and every plant to be seen in its own light.”

Join us for OrKID Days! Monday, January 21 Monday, February 18 Saturday, 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.

Members-only Moments

Join Us For New Member Orientation Saturdays, January 19, February 23, and March 16 9:30 & 11 am

Are you a new Member to Longwood Gardens or just 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. Free for Members. Registration required:

Member Appreciation Days Saturdays, February 17 and March 31 9 am–6 pm

Join us on Member Appreciation Days and receive 20% discounts at The CafĂŠ, 1906, and our GardenShop. While at the Gardens, enjoy a screening of Flowing Water, an Emmy Awardwinning documentary that traces the history of our Main Fountain Garden playing throughout the day, starting each hour in our Visitor Center Auditorium. Lunch reservations for 1906 are strongly recommended via

Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Pre-sale: Summer Performance Series March 11–12 Sale begins at 9 am

Gardens Premium Event: An Evening with the Orchids Friday, February 22 6–8:30 pm

We invite Gardens Premium Members to join us for a reception hosted by Longwood President and CEO Paul B. Redman. Special guests Associate Director of Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections Peter Zale, Ph.D. and Senior Horticulturist Greg Griffis will share stories of our orchid collection, ongoing research, and future ambitions of our amazing collection. See rare orchids and learn about the best ways to care for and nurture these unique plants. This ticketed event is for Gardens Premium Members only.

Purchase tickets to our Summer Performance Series, including Wine & Jazz All Stars and Wine & Jazz Festival, in advance of our public sale. See more details on the Winter Performances pages of this brochure.

Garden Chat: The Blue Poppy Tuesday, March 12 6–7:30 pm

In the garden world, blue is a rarity. Gardens Premium Members can join us for a special Garden Chat that focuses on our Himalayan blue-poppies with East Conservatory Manager Karl Gercens. Learn about the trials and research that brought these flowers to Longwood, the challenges of growing them, and their relationship with other plants in our collection. This free event is for Gardens Premium Members only. Registration required: Gardens Premium Members may register two individuals per Membership, one of whom must be a named Gardens Premium Member. Light refreshments will be served. Space is limited.

2019 Scout Programs and Summer Camps Registration Opens February 5

Brownies: Bugs Legacy Naturalist Badge Explore our Gardens and learn about insect body parts, life cycles, and habitats. Juniors: Flowers Legacy Naturalist Badge Learn about Longwood’s diverse garden areas and unique flowering plants growing year-round in our 4-acre Conservatory.

Scout Programs Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups are invited to engage in a Longwood-led program and earn a Longwood Fun Patch. Scout groups participate in fun, hands-on activities throughout the Gardens to meet partial requirements for specific badges, while learning about Longwood’s history, beauty, and more. February 23, 24 March 2, 3, 23, 24 April 6, 7, 13, 14 May 4, 5, 18, 19 June 8, 9 Wolves: Grow Something Adventure Travel behind the scenes to learn about the varieties of plants growing in our indoor production greenhouses and the environments that allow us to produce plants. Bears: Fur, Feathers, and Ferns Adventure Discover the world of plants and insects in our Gardens. Webelos: Into the Woods Adventure Journey through the Gardens and discover the role of trees and plants in our ecosystem.

Cadettes: Trees Legacy Badge Stroll through the shade of deciduous and coniferous trees and learn about the deep history of Longwood’s property.

Scout Programs Registration Information All programs run from 9:30–11:30 am. $105 per program (up to 15 Scouts, 2 adults included) Additional Scouts $7 each (30 Scouts maximum) Additional adults $19 each Registration and fee required at least 3 weeks in advance: or 610.388.5377. Space is limited. No refunds for cancellations or changes to numbers less than 7 days prior to program. Each program is rain or shine. All fun patches are unofficial and designed to be worn on the back of any sash or vest.

Summer Camps We welcome young guests to explore the Gardens, learn, and have fun during our full-day, week-long camps. Each camp will have science and horticulture activities in the morning and creative arts in the afternoon. Make a Splash June 24–28 Discover water’s dynamic role in our Gardens, from the magnificent fountains to the Hour Glass Lake. Investigate the feats of engineering that turn water into art. Be inspired to conserve this natural resource both in the community and at home while learning how it impacts people, plants, and wildlife. Time Travelers July 8–12 Imagine living at the time of Longwood founder Pierre S. du Pont, when innovation and creativity transformed a simple farm into one of the great gardens of the world. Search for clues about the history of Longwood and collect keepsakes along the way to create your own time capsule. Discover My Backyard July 15–19 Wander through our garden spaces and get inspired. Create eco-friendly do-it-yourself projects, gather tips on sustainability and conservation, and improve your connection with nature everywhere, from our Gardens to your backyard. Into the Woods July 22–26 Explore our trees from Peirce’s Park to Forest Walk and investigate the thriving forest ecosystem that is the

backbone of Longwood Gardens. Discover our unique treehouses nestled among the living giants, and create art inspired by Longwood’s Champion trees. Get Growing July 29–August 2 Discover the secrets of growing herbs, vegetables, fragrant flowers, and more! Go behind the scenes in our production greenhouses and see firsthand what it takes to create Longwood’s displays. Behind the Lens August 5–9 (For youth ages 11–15) Capture the shades of summer in the Gardens while learning the key elements of digital photography. Perfect for both beginner and experienced photographers. Digital cameras and flash drives will be provided or bring your own.

Summer Camps Registration Information All camps run from 9 am– 4 pm. Cost is $350. Advance registration and fee required: or 610.388.5377. All camps are designed for youth ages 6–12 unless otherwise specified. All camps include a supervised lunch; campers must provide their own bagged lunch. Registering more than one camper? Email schoolandyouth@ to receive a 10% multi-camper discount.

Read. Think. Engage. Join Our Community Read

This winter we join local libraries and community partners for the sixth year of our Community Read—a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation. Throughout spring, we continue our journey into the science of the plant world by going to the origin of so many of the plants we love … seeds. We encourage everyone to explore the power contained in these tiny marvels, which, in turn, nourish and inspire human life. #CommunityRead Follow us @LongwoodGardens and share your ideas using #CommunityRead

Community Read Events The Strange World of Seeds: Book Talk and Signing with Thor Hanson and Jacqui Bowman Mütter Museum of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Thursday, April 4 6:30–8:30 pm Join fellow readers and botany aficionados alike to hear The Triumph of Seeds author Thor Hanson, and Director of Education & Co-Director of Living Exhibits at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia Jacqui Bowman, Ph.D., share their thoughts on how seeds have shaped human history. As America’s finest museum of medical history, the Mütter displays beautifully preserved collections of anatomical specimens, models, and medical instruments in a 19th-century setting. The collections use some unexpected examples demonstrating the relationship between humans and seeds. Advance Registration and Fee Required: $10 General Admission $5 Student and Mütter Members To register for this event, go to: A light wine and cheese reception with a book signing will follow.

A Community Conversation with Thor Hanson Friday, April 5 7–9 pm Longwood Ballroom Hear from author Thor Hanson as he discusses the world of seeds and their extraordinary impact on the world. Hanson will be joined by Floral Director of Fiesta Parade Floats Jim Hynd, who will discuss his role as the premier builder of parade floats for the Tournament of Roses Parade, as well as how he utilized all types of plants—including seeds—to bring these spectacular floats to life. Following the talk, join us for a book signing with Hanson and an opportunity to continue the conversation in an informal setting with a light dessert reception. Advance Registration and Fee Required: Free for Members $20 for Non-Members

Get the Books and Start Reading! Available for purchase: The GardenShop,, 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. This year’s selections showcase the power of seeds, their ability to endure, and the journeys they take. The Triumph of Seeds: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, & Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History is a book of knowledge, adventure, and wonder by award-winning author Thor Hanson. With the charm of a fireside storyteller and the hard-won expertise of a field biologist, this fascinating scientific adventure is essential reading for anyone who loves to see a plant grow. In Seedfolks, designed for middle school readers, author Paul Fleischman tells the story of how the simple act of a 9-year-old girl planting lima bean seeds sparks 13 very different individuals from various

ethnic backgrounds, cultures, and ages to come together to create a community garden. For our youngest readers, The Reason for a Flower may be to manufacture seeds, but author Ruth Heller shares a lot more about parts of plants and their functions in her trademark rhythmic style.

Community Read Partner Events There are so many ways to take part in the Community Read throughout the region. Visit community-read to see a robust list of events happening at our partner organizations.

Winter Calendar

Spotlight Talks: Orchid Extravaganza Enjoy a guided walk and discover more about the spectacular horticulture featured in our Conservatory during Orchid Extravaganza. Select dates at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm Free with Gardens Admission Check for offerings on the day of your visit.

OrKID Days 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. January 21, February 18, March 9 11 am–2 pm Free with Gardens Admission

January 7 Conservatory Closed All Day for

February 1

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

3 Planting Design

Conservatory Closed All Day for 8

7-part class February 3,10, 17, 24 March 3,10, 17 8:30–11:30  am*

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

Birds of Longwood Walk 13 9–11 am

15 Math for the Garden and Landscape 6-part class January 15, 22, 29 February 5, 12, 19 5–7 pm*


rchid Extravaganza O On View Now–March 24


ummer Camps and Scout S Programs Registration Opens****

lant Science: Soils P 6-part class February 6,13, 20, 27 March 6, 13 6:30–8:30  pm* Birds of Longwood Walk 9 9–11 am

Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am**

World of Music Series: “We A Shall Overcome”—A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Featuring­­­ Damien Sneed 8 pm1

verything About Orchids E Free Online Open Course Available


rKID Day O 11 am–2 pm

pplication Deadline A College and University Internship Program***

Organ Series: Todd Wilson 8 pm1

Dig In! Vegetable Gardening 11 for Beginners Online Course*

People, Plants & Landscape 12 Design 4-part class February 12,19, 26 March 5 6–8 pm*

Ann Fontanella, 14

Strolling Violinist 1–4 pm

22 Re-Imagine Online! Online Course*

andscape Design I (Winter) 30 L 8-part class January 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27 March 6, 13, 20 1–4  pm*


elaware Photographic D Society Exhibit On View Now–March 24 Location: Visitor Center


ember Appreciation Day M 9 am–6 pm

Organ Series: Parker Kitterman 3 pm


OrKID Day 11 am–2 pm Longwood Lecture Series: 19

The Search for Blue: Echiums, Poppies, and Cineraria 6:30–8:30 pm2

Identifying Woody Plants 22 in Winter I 9 am–12 pm*

7 Gregarious Galanthus:

pplication Deadline A Teen Volunteer Program***

I dentifying Woody Plants in Winter II 1–4 pm* ardens Premium Member G Event: An Evening with the Orchids 6–8:30 pm3

Propagating Snowdrops 1–4 pm*

9 P erformance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (Morning) 8:30 am–12 pm* OrKID Day 11 am–2 pm

et the Dirt on Dirt G 1–4 pm*

Performance Pruning: Small Flowering Trees (Afternoon) 1–4:30 pm* 11

Scout Programs 23

9:30–11:30 am****

Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am**

lorious Galanthus: The Best G Selections for the Winter Garden 6–8 pm*

ardens Preferred & Gardens G Premium Membership Level Pre-sale: March 11–12 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.

24 Scout Programs

9:30–11:30 am****

Classical Series: Curtis Student Recital William Langlie-Miletich, double bass 1 pm

irds of Longwood Walk B 9–11 am


arden Chat: The Blue Poppy G 6–7:30 pm4

mall Flowering Trees S 6-part class March 12, 19, 26 April 2, 9, 16 6–8  pm*


ummer Performance Series S Public Sale Sale begins at 9 am

March 2 Scout Programs

9:30–11:30  am****

A World of Music Series: PHILADANCO 1 pm & 4 pm

Classical Series: 14 Sō Percussion 8  pm1

3 Scout Programs

9:30–11:30  am****

Organ Series: Michael Smith 3 pm

4 E dibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants Online Course*


ember Orientation M 9:30 & 11 am**

18 A Second Look at Spring:

Plants to Extend the Season 3-part class March 18, 25 April 1 6–8  pm*

22 Organ Series:

David Briggs: The Hunchback of Notre Dame 8 pm1




23 Beginner Bird Hike 9–10:30 am

cout Programs S 9:30–11:30  am****


Family Fun

What’s All the Buzz? 24 9 am–12 pm*

Classical Series: Curtis Student Recital Junhui Chen, piano 1 pm

1 Special ticket required: 610.388.1000 2 Advance registration required:

Meadow Birding Hike 9–11:30 am

3 Ticketed event for Gardens Premium Members. Registration required.

4 Free for Gardens Premium Members. Registration required:

cout Programs S 9:30–11:30  am****

Birds of Longwood Walk 25 9–11 am

Floral Jewelry 26 5–8  pm*

30 24

pring Blooms On View S Now–May 5

Open Organ Console Day 9:30 am–12:30 pm5 31

ember Appreciation Day M 9 am–6 pm Organ Series: David Christopher 3 pm

Please note: The Ballroom is closed for organ maintenance until February 3. Piano demonstrations are being held in the Music Room while the Ballroom is closed. The Indoor Children’s Garden is closed for maintenance from January 28 through February 8, reopening February 9.

5 Registration required by emailing performingarts@ Time slots are limited. * Advance registration & fee required:, 610.388.5454. For a complete list of our Continuing Education opportunities, visit us online. ** Advance registration required., 610.388.1000. *** To apply: **** Advance registration and fee required at least 3 weeks in advance. or 610.388.5377. Look for the coffee symbol to enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artist after select performances.

Birds of Longwood Walks, Beginner Bird Hikes, and Meadow Birding Hikes require outdoor clothing and shoes/boots. Binoculars are recommended. 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. Is the class you want sold out? Email 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.

Highlights from Our Gardens Discover Wintertime Serenity in Our Hillside Garden While our Conservatory is a lush oasis during Orchid Extravaganza, our outdoor gardens provide just as much winter interest as their indoor counterpart—as well as an opportunity to enjoy a quiet moment and calm connection with nature. One such garden not to be missed is our Hillside Garden, a delightful retreat of paths and stone landings embracing the Chimes Tower and Waterfall. A textural tapestry designed to inspire guests throughout the year, the Hillside Garden brims with carefully chosen foliage and plants that provide multi-season interest. “I like to think of plants as needing to pay their rent in the landscape throughout the year,” shares Senior Horticulturist Sam Hoadley. “We strive to incorporate plants that are always interesting, and spectacular for at least one, if not more, seasons of the year.”

With a number of evergreens acting as the “bones” of the garden, the Hillside Garden is delightfully serene and beautifully punctuated this time of year. Youll find color in the form of copper orange witch-hazels blooming toward the end of February, the foliage of ivy leaf cyclamen, and rich red winterberry holly, and bark interest in the form of paperbark maples and crape-myrtles, among many other beauties. Hoadley leaves the garden’s seedheads and grasses up as long as possible—typically until snowdrops appear toward the end of February or early March. It not only adds another layer of textural dimension to the garden, but also serves as a habitat and food source for the many small birds that find shelter in the Hillside Garden. “We’re glad to keep the materials up as long as we do,” shares Hoadley. “It gives the garden a more free-form, natural look, and the movement of wind through the grasses and seedheads is a beautiful thing to see.”

“…the movement of wind through the grasses and seedheads is a beautiful thing to see.”

What's that Plant? When you visit the Gardens, you may find yourself wondering what particular plant you happen to be admiring, or perhaps you’d like to know more information about a specific plant. That’s where our labels come in! We incorporate labels in our displays to help guests identify and understand the nativity of our plants, and to serve as part of a recordkeeping system for ourselves. The most common label typically lists the common name on the first line, the scientific name on the second, and the cultivar or nativity on the third line. Scientific names are used to classify and record the different types of plants around the world, and serve as a tool for international communication, while a lot of common names are vernacular, and are typically only used on the regional level. There are some special cases to keep in mind when reading our display labels. For one, if a plant is listed as

Brass Accession Label:

having a subspecies, variety, or form, this information goes on the third line and then a fourth line, with a cultivar name or the nativity and family information, will be shown. Orchids are also a special case, in that we omit their common name and instead include the scientific name on the first line. The second line is reserved for the grex or the family and nativity or the cultivar name of the species. In some cases, the grex will also have a cultivar name with it, which would appear on the third line. We place a brass accession label on all our permanent collection plants, including our trees, so look for these labels as you enjoy our outdoor gardens this winter. Large woody specimens always have one label per plant. Often, many identical plants that are listed under the same accession number and planted together, share one brass label marking. Happy label reading!

Line 1: Accession number tracking number assigned to plants with same name that were acquired from the same source, on the same day; the first four digits represent the year of acquisition, not the age of the plant Line 2: Scientific family name Line 3: Scientific species name Line 4: Cultivar name in single quotes (if applicable) Line 5: Common name in double quotes

Display Label:

Line 6: Native range or distribution of plant in the wild (if applicable)

Line 1: Common name Line 2: Scientific name includes the generic name and specific epithet Line 3: (1) Cultivar name or (2) Nativity of the species common family name separated by four spaces

Follow the Fellows Around the World Our 2018–2019 Fellows Cohort have finalized their two-month field placements, which will take them to locations around the world as part of their 13-month Fellows leadership development program. Come February, Chelsea Mahaffey will fulfill her placement at Chenshan Botanical Garden in Shanghai, China; Sadie Barber at The Huntington Library, Art Collection, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino, CA; Caroline Tait at Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, AZ; and Eleanor Gould and Erin Hepfner at different gardens within National Parks Board Singapore. During their field placements, Fellows will enjoy the opportunity to gain a deep understanding of leadership at their host organization and immerse themselves in a project that aids each host organization in achieving its strategic goals. Fellows begin the process of selecting their field placement sites from Longwood’s 15 international field placement partners in five countries and six domestic partners not long after beginning the Fellows program

in June. They review detailed questionnaires that explain key projects occurring at each site, consider the geographic location of the site, the site’s special collection or focus, and their own career goals. Over the course of several months, they narrow their preferences and conduct exploratory video calls with potential hosts. From there, Fellows narrow their choices and submit a total of five papers that highlight their evolving field placement thoughts and plans. These papers build on one another and ultimately include a summary of their chosen project, learning objectives for their experience, government documentation they’ll need prior to arrival, housing and travel arrangements, a week-by-week placement schedule, and a summary of the local culture and customs. We invite you to join our Fellows’ journeys! Leading up to their travel to their placement sites, and during their time there, be sure to look for updates, musings, and findings from our Fellows at follow-the-fellows and #followthefellows on Twitter.

“Gardens by the Bay is honored to collaborate with Longwood Gardens and serve as a field placement site for the Longwood Fellows Program. Such partnerships benefit both the individual as well as the organization. While we are supported by a local team, there are areas … where we can tap on foreign expertise and learn from overseas institutions. Such exchange of knowledge is key given our extensive collection of plants from around the world and the role of the Gardens as a plant repository and an international horticultural attraction.” —Felix Loh, Chief Executive Officer, Gardens by the Bay (Singapore)

Winter Performances

A World of Music Series

"We Shall Overcome"— A Celebration of Dr. 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. Performance: Exhibition Hall $37 Reserved Seating $31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

Organ Series

Todd Wilson Saturday, February 9 8 pm Head of the Organ Department at The Cleveland Institute of Music and head judge for the upcoming 2019 Longwood Gardens International Organ Competition, Todd Wilson presents a thrilling program including Georges Bizet's Fantasy on Themes from Carmen and Julius Reubkes towering Sonata on the 94th Psalm. Performance: Ballroom $35 Reserved Seating $30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members Longwood Debut

Longwood Debut

Tickets On Sale Now View the schedule for our 2018–2019 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. Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after this performance.

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 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.

Mark Your Calendar Summer Performance Series Tickets On Sale March 13 at 9 am Classical Series

Sō Percussion Thursday, March 14 8 pm

Gardens & Premium Gardens Preferred Pre-sale: March 11–12 at 9 am

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.

Wine & Jazz Returns Wine & Jazz All Stars: May 31, 7:30 pm Wine & Jazz Festival: June 1, 2–10 pm Tickets On Sale March 13 at 9 am

Performance: Ballroom $37 Reserved Seating $31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members

Gardens Premium & Gardens Preferred Pre-sale: March 11–12 at 9 am

Longwood Debut

Wine & Jazz returns to our Gardens! Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music while savoring some of the nation’s finest wines.

Fireworks & Fountains Shows Tickets On Sale April 8 at 9 am Organ Series

David Briggs: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Friday, March 22 8 pm Praised for his musicality, virtuosity, and ability to excite and engage audiences of all ages, David Briggs improvises organ accompaniment to the full-length classic American romantic silent film The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). Performance: Ballroom $35 Reserved Seating $30 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members Longwood Debut

Our Fireworks & Fountains Shows delight on six spectacular evenings: May 26, July 3, July 20, August 10, September 1, and September 28.

Check for more details as they become available. 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 30–May 5

As colorful spring blooms make their entrance, Longwood radiates with renewal and growth. Early spring bulbs like glory-of-thesnow, winter-aconite, and crocus first herald the season’s arrival, with gorgeous tulips, wisteria, and flowering trees deepening our lush spring tapestry of color, fragrance, and warmth. Knowledge also blooms throughout the month of April as we focus on the many learning opportunities we offer. No matter your age, interest, or skill, we invite you to experience firsthand a sampling of our exciting education programs, as well as walks and talks with our horticulturists, educators, and students. We can’t wait to share what we know about plants and careers in horticulture as we seed the future! Come grow with us.

Gardens Information Gardens Hours January 19–March 1, 2019 Daily, 9 am–5 pm March 2–24 Daily, 9 am–6 pm Please Note Our Conservatory is closed January 7–8 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 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 and 1906. For menus, hours, and 1906 reservations visit longwoodgardens. org/dine. Please note: The Cafe will be closed from January 14 to January 18. A limited menu will be available in the Terra Cotta Room.

GardenShop Our GardenShop offers a variety of unique gifts and is open daily during Gardens hours. You may also shop online anytime at

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. Become a Member Become a Member and visit as often as you like to experience the dynamic beauty of our Gardens. Learn more: Follow Us @LongwoodGardens #LongwoodGardens

Phone: 610.388.1000 Website: Free WiFi available: Connect to FreeGardenWIFI Our Gardens are smoke-free. Photography credits: Carlos Alejandro, Duane Erdmann, Carol DeGuiseppi, William Hill, and Daniel Traub Illustration credit: Rebecca Clarke © 2019 Longwood Gardens

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