Conservatory Exteriors courtesy of Longwood Gardens - Daniel Traub

Longwood upgrade debuts in November; buy fireworks tickets now

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens has announced an early holiday present for its fans: Its $250 million revitalization project — announced in 2021 as the most ambitious of its upgrades — is expected to open to the public Nov. 22, just in time for A Longwood Christmas and its deluge of visitors. It also started selling tickets for its popular Fireworks and Fountain …

Longwood Gardens has removed a pane of glass from the conservatory roof to allow the century agave to bloom. Courtesy of Longwood Gardens.

Plant shoots through the roof of Longwood conservatory

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A plant that’s towering over its landscape as it’s flowering has made Longwood Gardens remove a pane of glass from the conservatory roof of its Silver Garden to give it room to grow – and grow and grow. It’s called the century plant (Agave americana). Though once believed a century-long wait was needed for flowering, Agave americana typically blooms after …

Longwood Gardens bonsai Kennett Collection

It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens this week received a gift of 150 extraordinary bonsai trees and will receive a $1 million bequest to take care of the eminent Kennett Collection. Hailing the donation as the finest private collection of bonsai in the Western World, Longwood officials said the addition raises the garden’s collection to world-class. “These important bonsai trees, which have been so …

Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ Orchid House will open Feb. 26.   Longwood Gardens reopening its restored Orchid House Feb. 26 is the first sign of changes being wrought during its $250 million Longwood Reimagined project. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, attraction is expanding its conservatory in ways designed to modernize the displays, make the plants more accessible and employee more environmentally sound construction. …