Holiday Seasonal Highlights

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HO LI DAY A Longwood Christmas November 23–January 7



A Longwood Christmas On View November 23, 2017–January 7, 2018 There is only one way to describe our French-inspired holiday display… c’est magnifique! Our exquisite Conservatory is reminiscent of the splendor of Versailles with fanciful topiaries, imaginative wreaths, ornate mirrors, and more than 50 trees trimmed in sparkling crystal ornaments. Thousands of floating cranberries, apples, and gilded walnuts create an intricate mosaic in the grand tradition of a French parterre garden. Outside, colorful fountains dance to holiday music, strolling carolers herald the season with song, and a wonderland of a half-million twinkling lights await. Celebrate the holidays with us… à la française!


Plan Your Visit

Member Reservations & Tickets Available Now: longwoodgardens.org What Members Need to Know Free Timed Member Reservations

Member Guests & General Admission

Members may visit anytime, but require free, timed Member reservations if arriving after 2 pm on Peak Days during A Longwood Christmas. Gardens Premium Members and those included in their Membership do not require reservations. Member reservations are limited, and sell out is likely. With a timed Member reservation, you may enter the Gardens as early as 30 minutes before or as late as 30 minutes after your entry time. Late or early arrivals cannot be accommodated. Stay as long as you wish once you enter the Gardens.

Timed Admission Tickets Required Tickets Limited Admission to A Longwood Christmas is by Timed Admission Ticket. Guests not included in a Membership require a Timed Admission Ticket. We cannot accommodate a Member’s request for tickets if we are sold out. Purchase in advance as tickets sell out. Please Note: Remote parking is used on all days throughout the season. Guest Complimentary Tickets may be used on Non-Peak Days.


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


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

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


Share On Social! #LongwoodChristmas #LongwoodGardens Want holiday updates, beautiful photos, and sell out alerts? Be sure to follow us @LongwoodGardens on Twitter and Instagram, and like us on Facebook.


So Much to See and Do…Voilà! Delight in Our Garden Railway 9 am–10 pm, weather permitting Make memories at our holiday Garden Railway. G-scale model trains rumble through a beautifully landscaped setting complete with twinkling lights. Our Garden Railway is located near our Terrace Restaurant.

Organ Sing-Alongs in Our Ballroom Daily, November 24–January 1 Times vary, see Calendar foldout and website for details The songs of the season resonate through the Ballroom as guests join together in our family friendly holiday sing-alongs to The Longwood Organ. Seating in the Ballroom is on a firstcome, first-served basis. See calendar for additional holiday performances and New Year's Eve entertainment.

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

Festive Food & Spirits: ‘Bon Appétit’ Beer Garden, Wood Fired Pizza, and BBQ Grill Monday–Friday, 4–9 pm (limited menu last hour), weather permitting Saturday–Sunday and every day December 26–January 1, 12–9 pm, weather permitting Three dining options are available throughout A Longwood Christmas. Enjoy tasty pub fare in the Beer Garden, a variety of homemade pizzas from our Wood Fired Pizza ovens, and hot-off-the-grill burgers and sandwiches from our BBQ Grill. Our new holiday signature brew, Longwood Seasons: Cherry Oatmeal Stout, developed in partnership with Victory Brewing Company will be on tap. Our Café, 1906 fine dining restaurant, and additional outdoor concessions are also available daily. Reservations for 1906 are strongly recommended. For hours, menus, and to make 1906 reservations, visit longwoodgardens.org/dine.



Favorite Holiday Gifts…Oh là là Discover these holiday gifts and much more at our newly renovated GardenShop and online at shop.longwoodgardens.org.

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(1) Fountain Design Collection This collection is inspired by Pierre S. du Pont’s fountain design work with A. Olivotti & Company during the 1930s. Fountain Design Umbrella $59.99 Fountain Design Tote $29.99 Fountain Design Tie $69.99 (2) 2018 Featured Holiday Ornament Trim your tree with a custom Main Fountain Garden ornament reminiscent of one of our Italian limestone urns. $40.00

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(3) Longwood Black Clutch & Longwood Metallic Clutch Created exclusively for our Gardens, each fashion clutch features a variation of our Longwood rosette. $39.99 each (4) 2018 Wall Calendar 12 months of Longwood beauty. $15.99 (5) Flowing Water DVD/BluRay This documentary traces the history and revitalization of our Main Fountain Garden. $24.99


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Some quantities may be limited. *Please note Garden Gift Cards and Gift of Membership are available onsite and online at longwoodgardens.org.


Calendar of Events November

Chrysanthemum Festival On View Now–November 19

Garden Railway On View Now–January 7, 2018

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ember Appreciation Day M Featuring A Holiday Shopping Opportunity 9 am–6 pm Members can take advantage of all-day 20% discounts in our Café, 1906, and the GardenShop. Get a jump start on your holiday shopping list and select unique gifts from our GardenShop, decorated and stocked for A Longwood Christmas!

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Longwood Christmas A On View Now–January 7, 2018

Santa 24 Breakfast with 2

9–10:30 am Visit with Santa during this special breakfast buffet. Limited seating left

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Organ Sing-Alongs 26

Production Greenhouse Insider Tour 11 am & 2 pm1

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

ember Orientation M 10–10:30 am* Members are invited to join 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.

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

27 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

averford School Notables, H Choral Concert 7 & 8 pm

Conservatory Story Insider Tour Insider Tour 11 am & 2 pm1

30 Organ Sing-Alongs

Conservatory & Heat Plant 19

Olde Towne Carolers 4:30–8:30 pm

Insider Tour 11 am & 2 pm1

2, 3 & 4 pm

urks Head Brass Quintet T 7 & 8 pm


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pplication Deadline** A Co-Op Program

Breakfast with Santa 9–10:30 am2 Visit with Santa during this special breakfast buffet.

Santa 8 Breakfast with 2

9–10:30 am Visit with Santa during this special breakfast buffet.

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

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm rgan Sing-Alongs 3 O 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Birds of Longwood Walk 10 9–11 am

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Organ Sing-Alongs 11 2, 3 & 4 pm

4 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

hiladelphia Bronze, P Handbell Concert 7 & 8 pm

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ehoboth Welsh Choir R 7 & 8 pm

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6 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

herokee High School Chamber C Choir and Girls Ensemble 7 & 8 pm Organ Sing-Alongs 7 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

rexel University Chorus D 7 & 8 pm

he Forty Niners Chorus T 7 & 8 pm

13 Organ Sing-Alongs

ouncil Rock North C “NorthVoice” 7 & 8 pm

12 Organ Sing-Alongs

Organ Sing-Alongs 5 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

oce and The Belles of East, V Cherry Hill High School East 7 & 8 pm

14 Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

xford Choral Ensemble O 7 & 8 pm

Santa 15 Breakfast with 2

9–10:30 am Visit with Santa during this special breakfast buffet.

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


lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 16

hancel Choir of First C Presbyterian Church, West Chester 7 & 8 pm

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lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Organ Sing-Alongs 17 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Organ Sing-Alongs 18 2, 3 & 4 pm

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

wynedd Mercy Academy G High School Chorale 7 & 8 pm

Santa 22 Breakfast with 2

9–10:30 am Visit with Santa during this special breakfast buffet. Limited seating left

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

Organ Sing-Alongs 23 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Organ Sing-Alongs 19

24 Organ Sing-Alongs

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

hester County Choral Society C 7 & 8 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

2, 3 & 4 pm

20 American Birding Association Monthly Bird Walk 9–11 am

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

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

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

Organ Sing-Alongs 2, 3 & 4 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

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

entral Bucks High SchoolC West Choir 7 & 8 pm

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

27 Organ Sing-Alongs Organ Sing-Alongs 21 2, 3 & 4 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

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

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

alena Brass G 6–9 pm


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28 Organ Sing-Alongs

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

5 Organ Concerts

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

Organ Concerts 6

alena Brass G 6–9 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

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

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

ob Dickenson and the R Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 5–8 pm Organ Concerts 7

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

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

30 Organ Sing-Alongs

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Holiday Organ Programs, Free with Gardens Admission

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

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

Holiday Performances, Free with Gardens Admission Members-only Education Ticketed Dining Event

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New Year’s Eve In Our Gardens

Organ Music 3–9 pm

1 Special ticket required for Insider Tours: $4 Ticket, $3 Members.

lde Towne Carolers O 4:30–8:30 pm

2 Special ticket required, includes admission to A Longwood Christmas. Tickets are extremely limited. Purchase via longwoodgardens.org

Rob Dickenson and the Brandywine Christmas Minstrels 4–8 pm Galena Brass 4–9 pm Plenty Pepper Steel Drums 5–9 pm

Gardens are open until 10 pm

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

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

2 Organ Concerts

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

Organ Concerts 3

2, 3, 4, 6, 7 & 8 pm

* Advanced registration required: longwoodgardens.org/memberorientation 610.388.1000. ** To apply: longwoodgardens.org/ education.

Birds Walks and Hikes Birds of Longwood Walks and American Birding Association Monthly Bird Hikes require outdoor clothing and shoes/boots. Binoculars are recommended. Insider Tours During our Insider Tours, our expert guides lead you on a walking tour of these areas sharing unique stories and perspectives that celebrate the beauty of our displays. Carolers The Olde Towne Carolers will be strolling the outdoor gardens throughout A Longwood Christmas on select dates. Enjoy harmonized holiday classics. Please note: All ticketed events are limited. Sell out likely.




Highlights from Our Gardens A Palatial Music Room Display (1) The Hall of Mirrors at The Palace at Versailles in France is the inspiration for this year’s regal Music Room display. The glow of 156 candles illuminate the grand room, as all eyes are drawn to a 12-footlong, hand-crafted mirrored table set for a lavish Christmas Eve fête. Towering mirrors adorned with garland create an illusion of elegant expansiveness, while two 18-foot Fraser fir trees trimmed with bundles of silvery white Lunaria and glittering silver, gold, pearl, and red ornaments add to the opulence. A twinkling candlelit archway leads to a glistening wall fountain created using pieces from our old Main Fountain Garden. The fountain is surrounded by conical Chamaecyparis topiaries completing the grand setting.

A Jolly Ole Stout (2) It’s going to be a very cherry Christmas in our Beer Garden! Throughout A Longwood Christmas enjoy our newest seasonal collaboration with Victory Brewing Company, Longwood Seasons: Cherry Oatmeal Stout, brewed with cherries grown in our Idea Garden. This beer is a true collaboration between our horticulturists who handpicked more than 100 pounds of ‘SK Carmine Jewel’ and ‘Rigewood’ Black Gold™ cherries, our chefs at 1906 who juiced more than 30 liters of cherry juice, and Victory Brewing Company’s brewers who developed the final product. This almost-black stout features the taste of rich dark malts with hints of marzipan and cherries, with a nice light backbone of vanilla. Developed exclusively for Longwood Gardens, enjoy this limited-edition brew before it is gone.

How Do You Like These Apples? (3) Our Exhibition Hall is transformed into a colorful, floating mosaic this holiday season that evokes a traditional French parterre garden. An estimated 670,000 cranberries, 8,000 'Granny Smith' apples, and 3,000 gilded walnuts combine to create a swirling pattern, inspired by clamshell motifs from Versailles, fleur-de-lis, and the botanical flourishes in a sketch by artist and landscape architect William Andrews Nesfield (1794–1881). To keep the fruit and walnuts in place, our carpenters designed a lightweight structural form using plywood and metal just tall enough to contain and separate the fruit, but invisible when viewed from above. To install the design, the form is placed on the floor then every apple, walnut, and cranberry gets arranged prior to flooding the floor. Adding to the display, six twinkling trees stand among the floating fruit and walnuts. Ranging in height from 12 to 9 feet, the trees are placed from largest to smallest with the intention of elongating the perspective, much like the design of our Italian Water Garden.


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Celebrating Women in Horticulture Women have always held a place of distinction at Longwood and have played an important role in making Longwood one of the great gardens of the world. In 2018 our Community Read and Continuing Education courses are recognizing the role of women in horticulture. The national bestseller Lab Girl by Hope Jahren is our Community Read book. This fascinating memoir invites you along on Jahren’s journey to become a scientist. For our youngest readers, we have chosen two books, The Tree Lady

by H. Joseph Hopkins, and Women in Science, written and illustrated by Rachel Ignotofsky. The Tree Lady (for ages 4–10) 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. Women in Science (for middle and high school grades) highlights the contributions of 50 notable women to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) from ancient times to the modern world. Our Continuing Education lineup includes several courses that highlight the contributions of women both in Philadelphia and on the international stage. The Elements of Design Tour: Philadelphia’s Women of Horticulture takes you to The Ambler Arboretum of Temple University; Andalusia, the birthplace of the Garden Club of America, and Wyck; the oldest rose garden in the country. Our Heroines of Horticulture book chats highlight top female floral designers, landscape designers, and gardeners that have shaped horticulture. For more information about our Community Read and to register for 2018 Continuing Education courses visit longwoodgardens.org.

America’s Garden Capital Maze at Dilworth Park Returns On View November 10, 2017–February 25, 2018 Wintergarden at Dilworth Park returns for a second holiday season at City Hall in Center City, Philadelphia. Wintergarden features horticulture displays, ice skating, fire pits, and more. One of Wintergarden’s mustvisit spots is the America’s Garden Capital Maze—a holiday-inspired garden that recognizes the more than 30 public gardens in our region— including Longwood Gardens. Enjoy

picture-perfect moments amid the vibrant plantings, topiaries, twinkling lights, and décor that showcase all the public gardens, arboreta, and historic landscapes that are located within 30 miles of Philadelphia. The America’s Garden Capital Maze was created in partnership with Greater Philadelphia Gardens. Learn more at americasgardencapital.org.


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


Winter Performances Enjoy a world-class performance amid the beautiful Orchid Extravaganza. Tickets include all-day Gardens Admission. A World of Music Series

globalFEST: On the Road— The New Golden Age of Latin Music—Featuring Las Cafeteras and Orkesta Mendoza Thursday, February 8 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. Performance: Exhibition Hall Reserved Seating: $39 Gardens Preferred and Gardens Premium Members: $33*

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 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*


Tickets On Sale Now How to Buy Tickets & Select Your Own Seat

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*

View the complete schedule for our 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.

New! Winter Blues Festival Saturdays in March March is a celebration of blues artistry—both renowned musicians and stunning horticulture. Artists perform against the backdrop of our Main Conservatory awash in blue-flowering plants such as hydrangeas, blue-poppies, and blue coleus. Each Saturday features free blues music among the flowers.


Orchid Extravaganza On View January 20–March 25, 2018

Our Gardens are anything but dreary this winter as our Conservatory is transformed into an inviting oasis resplendent with thousands of colorful orchids. The beauty and variety of orchids are on show in artful displays, including our 12-foot-tall orchid arch, award-winning orchid curtain, and hanging Vanda display. Plan a special visit in March and be wowed by our Main Conservatory awash in blue-flowering plants—including our largest display of blue-poppies ever. À bientôt!

OrKID Days Return Join us January 15, February 19, March 17 10 am–2 pm OrKID Days are filled with wonder and fun for families. Explore orchids firsthand at discovery stations, enjoy interactive story reading, and partake in a family seek-and-find in our orchid-filled Conservatory.



Gardens Information Gardens Hours November 23, 2017–January 7, 2018 A Longwood Christmas 9 am–10 pm Please Note Our Conservatory is closed all day November 20–22, and all day January 8–9 for A Longwood Christmas installation and removal. The outdoor gardens are open. Tickets Gardens Admission / Non-Peak Day Admission Adults: $23 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $20 Youth (5–18): $12 Children 4 & under: Free Members: Free. Timed Member Reservations not required. Non-Peak Days Mondays–Thursdays November 23–December 25, 2017, and every day January 2–7, 2018 Peak Day Admission Adults: $30 Seniors (62+) and College Students with student ID: $27 Youth (5–18): $16 Children 4 & under: Free Members: Free Timed Member Reservations required if arriving after 2 pm. Peak Days All Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays November 24–December 24, 2017, and every day December 26, 2017– January 1, 2018 Gardens Premium Members and guests included in their Membership do not require timed reservations throughout A Longwood Christmas. Visit longwoodgardens.org for more details. Prices and hours are subject to change.

Dining at The Terrace The Terrace is a Certified Green Restaurant through the Green Restaurant Association and offers these dining experiences: The Café, 1906, and the Beer Garden. For menus, hours, and 1906 reservations visit longwoodgardens.org/dine. For Your Convenience Longwood Gardens covers many acres. There are no shuttles within the Gardens. We’re happy to offer 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. Follow Us @LongwoodGardens #LongwoodGardens #LongwoodChristmas

Phone: 610.388.1000 Website: longwoodgardens.org Free WiFi available: Connect to FreeGardenWIFI Our Gardens are smoke-free. Photography credits: Larry Albee, Harold Davis, Carol DeGuiseppi, William Hill, Daniel Traub, and David Ward Illustrations by Rebecca Clarke



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