Seasonal Highlights: Winter 2020

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WI NT ER Orchid Extravaganza January 18–March 22



Orchid Extravaganza On View January 18–March 22 Opposites attract this season. With bold, vivacious hues found in a sea of golden Oncidium to swirls of salmon Phalaenopsis to a tapestry of vibrant Vanda, our Conservatory is a vision of color and texture. Vivid baskets, columns, orbs, and more fanciful forms elevate our indoor world of whimsy and warmth. Our outdoor gardens illustrate the subtle beauty of the winter landscape, where the dramatic silhouettes of majestic trees and delicate grasses together paint a setting of quiet tranquility. Inside and out, wondrous winter awaits.


Expect the Unexpected Showcasing the Diversity of Orchids

We strive to deliver innovative displays while elevating the art and science of horticulture. This year’s Orchid Extravaganza display is no exception, thanks to its array of orchids that are not only beautiful, but also help showcase the diversity of the orchid family. This year, our Exhibition Hall is adorned with custom-made containers of cascading white Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian ‘V3’ and purple Phalaenopsis Tai Lin Red Angel ‘V31’ hybrid orchids. ‘V3’ and ‘V31’ orchids boast unusually long flower spikes that hold their flowers for a long time, allowing for prolonged, breathtaking beauty. Producing these special plants is a highly specialized process practiced by only a small number of expert growers in Taiwan. They take four years to grow, as the plants need to produce at least 10 leaves before they are allowed to flower. The plants are grown at elevated temperatures, held steady day and night, as well as fed heated water and fertilizer in order to prevent flowering and build energy in the plant. Once the plant has reached its necessary size, flowering is initiated in two distinct stages and temperature is adjusted to a moderate level, with day and night fluctuations. As the flower spikes develop (taking 4 to 5 months before the first flower opens),

the plants are placed facing south and their spikes trained along a curved metal stake to yield their amazing shape. This year, you’ll be treated to a sea of Cymbidium, as these dramatic, showy orchids in delightful hues of orange, yellow, and green grace our Conservatory. Native to tropical and subtropical Asia and Australia, Cymbidium are known to carry many long-lasting flowers on each stem. They also come in a variety of colors, are often used in cut arrangements, and are identified by their grassy leaves. While Cymbidium are among the most common orchid genera, these bombastic showstoppers require a great deal of care and attention, given their ability to grow incredibly large, forming large clumps quickly. Cymbidium from our collection will also be showcased in our North Passage, Acacia Passage, and our rotating display of orchids in our East Conservatory. This rotating display showcases unusual orchids from our collection, further highlighting the diversity and varied beauty of orchids, all throughout the season.


Join Us for OrKID Days! January 20, February 17, and March 14 11 am–2 pm OrKID Days are filled with wonder and fun for families. Join us in the Conservatory and explore the remarkable world of orchids through engaging, interactive activities.


Our Great Winter Outdoors Winter at Longwood is the perfect time to experience nature’s beauty at its most tranquil and see our Gardens from a quiet point of view. Here are a few of our horticulturists’ favorite winter spots to experience.

“It may take some time and observation, but there are really beautiful, subtle differences to find in the reds, yellows, browns, and grays in the Meadow Garden. This place gives you a chance to experience a different feeling and embrace a different perspective.” — Joseph Thomas Land Stewardship and Ecology Technician “In the Meadow Garden, I focus on the tapestry of textures and earth tones created by the interspersion of plant communities amidst the rolling contours of the broader landscape.” — Calvin Cooper Land Stewardship and Ecology Technician


“I always enjoy a dusting of snow on the Topiary Garden. It’s dramatic and has a feeling of magic.” — Roger Davis Outdoor Landscapes Manager

“We are lucky to be entrusted with the care of the historic Peirce’s Park. I love how small I feel as I walk down the center of the allée. Its Platanus × acerfolia (London Planetree) is so beautiful in the winter light; with the hollies as an evergreen backdrop, the tree’s white mottled bark is something to see. The allée is also one of the first places to see Eranthis hyemalis (Winter-aconite) in late February, which to me is the harbinger of spring.” — Wendy Gentry Senior Horticulturist

“It’s a special experience walking along the Cow Lot while it is snowing and observing the snow gathering on the winter flowers of the Hamamelis (Witch-hazel).” — Andrea Brunsendorf Outdoor Landscapes Director


Members-only Moments

Member Appreciation Day February 23 9 am–5 pm March 15 9 am–6 pm

Join us on Member Appreciation Day, when Members receive 20% discounts in The GardenShop, 1906, and The Café. Catch Longwood Gardens: A Personal Tour, an hour-long video featuring our gardens throughout the seasons, starting each hour in the Visitor Center Auditorium. Enjoy special organ demonstrations at 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, and classic movie theme songs on our piano at 12:30 and 2:30 pm. For more information, or for future Member Appreciation Day dates, visit longwoodgardens.org. Lunch reservations for 1906 are strongly recommended via longwoodgardens.org/dine.

Member Orientation January 18, February 22, and March 28 9:30 & 11 am

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 at longwoodgardens.org.


Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Pre-sale: Summer Performance Series March 9–10 Sale begins at 9 am

Garden Chat: Library & Archives February 25 5:30–7 pm

Together, the Longwood Library & Archives hold a treasure trove of information on horticulture, botany, and the history of the Gardens. Gardens Premium Members have the opportunity to join Director, Library and Information Services David Sleasman and Archivist Alison Miner for a behind-the-scenes tour of this fascinating collection, with an exclusive look at select pieces, unique artifacts, and more. Free for Gardens Premium Members. Registration required via longwoodgardens.org.

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

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. For additional details and blackout dates, please visit longwoodgardens.org/ comp-tickets.


Wild World of Plants Join Our Community Read

Along with our community partners—gardens, museums, and conservation organizations, as well as many public libraries—we are proud to offer the seventh year of our Community Read, a program designed to encourage reading for pleasure and start a conversation. Throughout winter and spring, we ask readers to push the boundaries of what they thought they knew about botany and dive into the wild world of plants. This year’s books include our first-ever science-fiction selection, a nonfiction showcase of bizarre plants from around the globe, and a reimagined folk tale for our youngest readers.

Get the Books and Start Reading! This year’s selections challenge the human understanding of plant life and inspire us to examine the amazing capabilities of plants. A tale of first contact, Sue Burke’s debut science-fiction novel, Semiosis, follows a group of colonists forced to land on a planet they aren’t prepared for, where plants are the dominant life forms and humans are their pawns. In Weird Plants, designed for middle school through adult readers, author Chris Thorogood’s jarring illustrations and botanical expertise help mysterious plants from across the globe leap off the page. For our youngest readers, The Enormous Potato by Aubrey Davis is a humorous tale of a farmer who needs help harvesting a giant potato. Available for purchase: The GardenShop and shop.longwoodgardens.org (while supplies last), as well as 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.

Community Read Events Attack of the Plant Nerds: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact Book Talk and Signing with Sue Burke, Marc Hachadourian, Bridget Wosczyna, and Peter Zale March 28, 6:30–8:30 pm Longwood Ballroom Join Semiosis author Sue Burke and a team of plant nerds for an evening exploring plants both real and imaginary. Burke will discuss the inspiration behind the world of Pax, as well as answer questions regarding her next sci-fi novel, Interference. The plant nerds round out the evening by sharing tales of their favorite odd and unusual plants. Following the talk, continue the conversation in our Conservatory. Burke will hold a book signing and the plant nerds will be available to answer questions. A light dessert reception adds to the fun. Advance Registration Required: longwoodgardens.org/cr-events. Free for Members. Gardens Admission required for non-Members.


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Evolution of Killer Plants April 13, 6–7 pm National Mechanics, Philadelphia From cryptic parasitic broomrapes (Orobanche) found in the far reaches of Nepal to the myriad forms of tropical pitcher-plant (Nepenthes) in Borneo, author Chris Thorogood shares insight into the mysterious world of “green predator” plants found throughout the world in this lecture in Philadelphia. This presentation is part of the Science on Tap Series, a gathering in Philadelphia featuring public discussion on science topics. Event is free; seating is limited. Visit scienceontapphilly.com for more information. The Weird, the Wild, the Wonderful April 17, 9:30–11:30 am Longwood Visitor Center Auditorium Follow the journey of renowned plant hunter and illustrator Chris Thorogood, who has painted his way around the globe, depicting the world’s weirdest and wildest rare plants. Take home a signed copy of Thorogood’s Weird Plants and your very own Nepenthes to continue your appreciation of carnivorous plants. Advance Registration and Fee Required: longwoodgardens.org/cr-events.

Attack of the Plant Nerds II: The Revenge April 18, 7:30–9:30 pm Longwood Exhibition Hall Join author and plant expert Chris Thorogood on a killer plant safari in the comfort of our Conservatory. Following the discussion, explore an imaginary world of plant evil as we dim the lights and present the 1960 cult classic Little Shop of Horrors, including the chance for some lively audience participation! You bring the spirit of fun … we’ll supply the interactive props. Light movie snacks, popcorn, and themed mocktails will be available. Advance Registration and Fee Required: longwoodgardens.org/cr-events. A book signing with Thorogood follows the film.

Community Read Partner Events There are many ways to take part in the Community Read throughout the region. Visit longwoodgardens. org/community-read for a 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 longwoodgardens.org 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 and explore the remarkable world of orchids. January 20, February 17, and March 14 11 am–2 pm Free with Gardens Admission

January 6 1

Applications Open Teen Volunteer Program1

Conservatory Closed All Day for A Longwood Christmas Removal Outdoor gardens are open 9 am–5 pm Conservatory Closed All Day for 7

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


Conifers 9

8 Birds of Longwood Walk

7-part class January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20 3–5 pm2

9–11 am

Planting Design 9

7-part class February 9,16, 23 March 1, 8, 15, 22 8:30–11:30 am2

12 Birds of Longwood Walk 9–11 am

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rchid Extravaganza O On View January 18–March 22

Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am3

verything About Orchids E Free Online Open Course Available

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Ann Fontanella, 14 strolling violinist 1–4 pm

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Longwood Lecture Series: 18 Director’s Cut: Rethinking the Role of Woody Plants 6:30–8:30 pm4

rKID Day O 11 am–2 pm

Organ Series: 26

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Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

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Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

Michael Smith 3 pm

29 Landscape Design I 8-part class January 29 February 5, 12, 19, 26 March 4, 11, 18 1–4 pm2

February 1

pring Scout Programs S Registration Opens

pring Teacher Professional S Development Registration Opens

ummer Camp Registration S Opens Wicked and Wearable 6 Plants: Jewelry 9 am–12:30  pm2

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Spring Training: Beginner Digital Garden Photography Online Course (with 3 live sessions) March 6, April 18, May 2 8–11 am2

acro Photography: M Carnivorous Plants (Morning) 8 am–12 pm2

22 17

Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am3

23 17

Member Appreciation Day 9 am–5 pm

pplication Deadline A College & University Internship Program1

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pplication Deadline A Teen Volunteer Program1

OrKID Day 11 am–2 pm

25 Garden Chat:

Library & Archives 5:30–7 pm5


26 Understanding Plants 7-part class February 26 March 4, 11, 18, 25 April 1, 8 4–6 pm2

14 Scout Programs 7 9:30–11:30  am

rKID Day O 11 am–2 pm

eacher Professional T Development: The “Ah” Factor: Nature as Therapy for Educators 1–4 pm4

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Member Appreciation Day 9 am–6 pm

28 Classical Series:

Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet 8 pm6

Jazz Series: 29

Joey Alexander Trio 8  pm6

March

What’s All the Buzz? 9 am–12  pm2 Scout Programs 9:30–11:30  am7 Organ Series: Andrew Senn 3  pm

1 Classical Series:

17 Broad-Leaved Evergreens

Curtis Student Recital Yan Liu, clarinet 1 pm

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Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Pre-Sale: March 9–10 Summer Performance Series Sale begins at 9 am Purchase tickets for our Summer Performance Series in advance of the public sale.

If eligible, your discount code is printed on the back of this brochure.

Birds of Longwood Walk 9–11 am

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Summer Performance Series Public Sale Sale begins at 9 am

eer Resistant Bulbs D 4-part class March 11, 25 April 8 (Optional exam April 15) 6:30–8:30 pm2

7-part class March 17, 24, 31 April 7, 14, 21, 28 6:30–8:30 pm2

A World of Music Series: 19 Noa with Gil Dor 8 pm6

Meadow Birding Hike 22 9–11:30 am

23 Birds of Longwood Walk 9–11 pm Annuals, Perennials, and Vines Online Course2 Edibles, Bulbs, and Houseplants Online Course 2

25 17

Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

26 17

Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

27 17

Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

Organ Series: 13

Peter Richard & POLYPHONIA 8 pm6

Creative Writing: Telling a Plant’s Story 9 am–3 pm2


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Spring Blooms On View March 28–May 3

Education

Horticulture

Orchid Extravaganza Sale Begins at 9 am Visitor Center While Supplies Last

Performance

Members-only

eginner Bird Hike B 9–10:30 am

Family Fun

Member Orientation 9:30 & 11 am3

cout Programs S 9:30–11:30 am7

Plant Monster Creations 1–5 pm2 Attack of the Plant Nerds: Science Fiction vs. Science Fact 6:30–8:30 pm4 29 Branches All Around 9 am–12 pm2 Scout Programs 9:30–11:30 am7 Classical Series: Curtis Student Recital Sydney Lee, cello with Noreen Polera, accompanist 1 pm 31 Teacher Professional Development: Sensory Sprouts 4–6 pm4

1 To apply: longwoodgardens.org. 2 Advance registration & fee required: longwoodgardens.org/enroll, 610.388.5454. For a complete list of our Continuing Education opportunities, visit us online. 3 Advance registration required. longwoodgardens.org/memberorientation, 610.388.1000. 4 Advance registration required: longwoodgardens.org. 5 Free for Gardens Premium Members. Registration required: longwoodgardens.org. 6 Special ticket required: longwoodgardens.org or 610.388.1000. 7 Advance registration and fee required at least 3 weeks in advance. To register: longwoodgardens.org or 610.388.5377.

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.

The Indoor Children’s Garden is closed for maintenance from January 7 through February 7, reopening February 8.




Highlights from Our Gardens

Our Fellows are on the Move Our Fellows are going places! Our 2019–20 Fellows have finalized their two-month field placement locations, which will take them to gardens around the world as part of their 13-month Fellows leadership development program. In February, Nanette Wraith and Barbara Wheeler will head to The Morton Arboretum in Lisle, IL for separate projects; Shawna Jones to National Parks Board Singapore; Becky Paxton to The Huntington in San Marino, CA; Mae Lin Plummer to Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh, UK; and Abra Lee to Chateaux Villandry in Villandry, France.

Field placement is an integral component of the Fellows Program, guided by the legacy of Longwood founder and visionary business leader Pierre S. du Pont and grounded in the disciplines of leadership, organizational behavior, and nonprofit management. During their field placements, our Fellows will study and learn about their host organizations’ structure, culture, and approach to staff management and leadership. Along the way, the Fellows will develop a deep understanding of leadership, immersing themselves in projects that help each of their host organizations achieve strategic goals.

Follow Our Fellows! Look for updates, musings, and findings from our Fellows during their time around the world at longwoodgardens.org/follow-the-fellows, on the Longwood blog at longwoodgardens.org/blog, and #followthefellows on Twitter.


Take a Riviera Holiday in Philadelphia Take a journey through the story of Longwood’s plant exploration program with our exhibit at the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show from February 29 through March 8. Located in the Philadelphia Flower Show’s Horticourt, Longwood’s exhibit celebrates the flower show’s Riviera Holiday theme—inspired by the world’s exotic Mediterranean gardens—with a focus on the impact of our plant exploration program. The exhibit will showcase the achievements of one of our very first plant exploration trips: a 1957 journey throughout the Mediterranean that covered 15,000 miles and resulted in 2,800 plant collections. Visitors to the exhibit can view some of the plants resulting from this trip—along with

a stunning display of succulents— and learn about our plant exploration program’s past, present, and future, and its lasting impact on the field of horticulture. “Longwood is proud to support the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society by creating a unique exhibit for the Philadelphia Flower Show,” shares Longwood’s Vice President of Horticulture Sharon Loving. “Plant exploration is the key to Longwood’s beautiful, diverse displays and we’re delighted to share that story with the Philadelphia Flower Show audience. The largest and longestrunning horticulture event in the nation, it’s the standard by which all other flower shows are measured.” For more information on the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show visit theflowershow.com.


2020 Scout Programs and Summer Camps Registration Opens February 4

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.

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. March 14, 15, 28, 29 April 4, 5, 18, 19 May 2, 3, 16, 17, 30, 31 Daisies: Outdoor Journey Discover ways to look at nature as an artist and learn how to protect it. Brownies: Bugs Legacy Naturalist Badge Explore our Gardens and learn about insect body parts, life cycles, and habitats. 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.

Juniors: Flowers Legacy Naturalist Badge Learn about Longwood’s diverse garden areas and unique flowering plants growing year-round in our 4-acre Conservatory. Cadettes: Trees Legacy Badge Stroll through the 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: longwoodgardens.org/scoutprograms 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 Explore the Gardens and connect to nature during our week-long camps. Our full-day summer camp programs combine science, horticulture, and creative arts in the unique setting of our Gardens. Behind the Lens July 6–10 (For youth ages 12–15) Capture all the beautiful shades of summer in the Gardens. Learn the key elements of digital photography while exploring the nooks and crannies of Longwood. Perfect for both beginner and experienced photographers. Digital cameras and flash drives will be provided, or you may bring your own. Beyond the Garden Gate July 13–17 From the Italian Water Garden to the Chimes Tower, discover how Longwood works from our expert staff. Bring the beauty of Longwood home by creating stepping-stones, sculptures, and other décor for your garden. Nature’s Superheroes July 20–24 Become a superhero for nature and learn how to help our environment. Investigate the differences between beneficial insects and detrimental pests. Discover native plants that support our ecosystem, build a bug house, and plant a pollinator garden.

Plotting the Gardens July 27–31 Use your wayfinding skills to uncover hidden gems, geographic features, and natural patterns as you navigate the Gardens using paper maps, digital maps, and our interactive map. New locations visited each day will inspire garden-focused art, science investigations, and craft activities. View Finders August 3–7 See the Meadow Garden, Peirce’s Woods, and Main Fountain Garden from a new perspective. Use digital cameras to capture the Gardens and transform those images into multimedia art, paintings, and more. Digital cameras will be provided. A Taste of Nature August 10–14 Learn how to harvest from the garden to make easy-to-prepare, healthy snacks, and scented homemade concoctions. Meet The Terrace chef, collect new recipes, and plant a kitchen garden to take home.

Summer Camps Registration Information All camps run from 9 am– 4 pm. Cost is $350. Advance registration and fee required: longwoodgardens.org/summercamps 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@ longwoodgardens.org to receive a 10% multi-camper discount.


Winter Performances

Classical Series

Jazz Series

Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet February 28 8 pm

Joey Alexander Trio February 29 8 pm

Committed to performing undiscovered masterpieces as well as the standards of classical, romantic, and modern literature, the Berlin Philharmonic Piano Quartet presents a program by composers Frank Bridge, Danny Elfman, and Richard Strauss. Performance: Ballroom $36 Reserved Seating $31 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members*

Tickets On Sale Now View the complete schedule for our 2019–2020 Performance Series and purchase tickets online at longwoodgardens.org/performanceseries. Purchasing online is the most efficient way to get performance tickets. Prefer to Order by Phone? Purchase performance tickets by calling 610.388.1000. Phone convenience fees apply.

Enjoy a complimentary coffee reception with the artists after this performance.

The youngest jazz artist ever nominated for a Grammy Award, Joey Alexander returns to our Gardens and showcases new material from his upcoming album, WARNA, with Verve Records. Translating as “color” from Alexander’s native language of Bahasa and slated for release in late January, the album is primarily a reflective collection of new and original music. Performance: Exhibition Hall $43 Reserved Seating $37 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members*

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, and can only be applied when buying the same number of tickets for each performance in the bundle. 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.


Organ Series

Peter Richard Conte & POLYPHONIA March 13 8 pm

Mark Your Calendar

Longwood Gardens Principal Organist Peter Richard Conte and POLYPHONIA, the all-professional choir of Saint Clement’s Church, Philadelphia, together present sacred and secular music spanning four centuries. Conte performs Marcel Dupré’s epic Symphonie Passion, a masterpiece rarely heard in its entirety.

Summer Performance Series Tickets On Sale March 11 at 9 am

Performance: Ballroom $30 Reserved Seating $26 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members*

Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Pre-sale: March 9–10 at 9 am 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.

Wine & Jazz Returns Wine & Jazz All Stars: June 5 Wine & Jazz Festival: June 6 Tickets On Sale March 11 at 9 am

A World of Music Series

Noa with Gil Dor March 19 8 pm Known for her artistry and commitment to peace between Israelis and Palestinians, Noa and her long-standing musical collaborator and guitarist Gil Dor present a diverse and inspiring repertoire. Performing in English, Hebrew, and Yemenite, Noa and Dor build from the message of Noa’s Letters to Bach, a 12-piece selection of Bach’s instrumental music with Noa’s contemporary lyrics. Performance: Exhibition Hall $38 Reserved Seating $32 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members* Longwood Debut

Check longwoodgardens.org for more performance details as they become available.

Gardens Preferred & Gardens Premium Member Pre-sale: March 9–10 at 9 am Wine & Jazz returns to our Gardens! Enjoy the sights and sounds of live music while savoring fine wines.

Fireworks & Fountains Shows Tickets On Sale April 6 at 9 am Our Fireworks & Fountains Shows light up the night sky on six dazzling evenings: May 24, July 2, July 18, August 8, September 6, and September 26. A special event ticket is required for Fireworks & Fountains Shows; admission to Fireworks & Fountains Shows is not included in Gardens Membership.

All Members are eligible for discounted tickets for Wine & Jazz and Fireworks & Fountains Shows. Please check the back cover of this brochure for your discount code.


Spring Blooms On View March 28–May 3

From the millions of geophytes that first peek their way into the season, to our beloved tulips’ bold declaration of color, it’s time to bask in all the beauties of spring. As the season progresses, flowering trees, fragrant wisteria, and the promise of new blooms and fresh delights lead the way. Come journey with us. We put a spring in every step.

Easter Weekend April 11 & 12 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 6–March 6 Daily: 9 am–5 pm March 7–22 Daily: 9 am–6 pm Please Note Our Conservatory is closed January 6–7 as we remove A Longwood Christmas. Outdoor gardens are open. Tickets Gardens Admission Adults: $25 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $22 Youth (5–18): $13 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 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.

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 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: longwoodgardens.org/membership Follow Us @LongwoodGardens #LongwoodGardens

Phone: 610.388.1000 Website: longwoodgardens.org Free WiFi available: Connect to FreeGardenWIFI Our Gardens are smoke-free. Photography credits: Carlos Alejandro, Hank Davis, Duane Erdmann, Karl Gercens, Carol Gross, Tom Potterfield, Daniel Traub, and Kristy Wilson © 2020 Longwood Gardens



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