Longwood Gardens

Longwood from Home

As we enjoy the last days of August in our Gardens, we hope you enjoy this edition of Longwood from Home. Read on to plan for upcoming Members-only opportunities and talks, learn how to use your Membership to save at other museums and attractions in the area, discover our latest Beauty in the Making moment, and more.

Join Us for Our Next Member Talk 

Our Meadow Garden may seem largely untouched, but careful, purposeful stewardship and management underlie the biodiversity and beauty of this dynamic landscape. On September 22 at 12 pm, join Longwood Associate Director of Land Stewardship and Ecology Lea Johnson, Ph.D, as she shares how she and her team combine horticulture and ecology to care for this 86-acre native landscape. Lea will also share tips to inspire you to create your own meadow at home.

Explore the Brandywine ... and Save

The Brandywine Valley is home to a range of cultural treasures, from art and nature to science and history, waiting to be discovered and experienced again and again. Did you know that select organizations offer a $2 discount to Longwood Members? Make plans to visit and experience the best of our region!
Shop and Dine in the Gardens
On September 15 and October 6, Members receive 20% off in The Garden Shop, The Café, and 1906. Please note: Discount in The Garden Shop does not apply to already discounted items. Reservations for 1906 are strongly encouraged via OpenTable.
Free, timed Member reservations are required for all Membership levels, except for Gardens Premium Members and Innovators, if arriving after 3 pm on these days.
September is for Learning
Looking to paint, plant, taste, and learn? From enjoying early-morning plein air painting to identifying invasive plants, to crafting seasonal containers, to mixing up unique cocktails, our September Continuing Education offerings lead to all that, and much more. Embark on your next learning adventure today. 
Learn More About Your Membership
On September 17 at 10:30 am or 12 pm, 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 a 60-minute Garden tour! 
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Beauty in the Making Moment
Another milestone moment has recently been achieved in our Longwood Reimagined project! We began installing the more than 50 pre-cast panels that will make up the façade of our new Restaurant and Event Space. One very special pre-cast panel included a replica datestone reminiscent of the stone placed during the Conservatory’s original construction. For structural integrity, the original stone had to be deconstructed during the project’s concrete work, so we duplicated the historic stone by taking clay impressions of the original datestone. The impressions were then converted into a three-dimensional model that was used to cut the new form using a Computer Numerically Controlled mill. The 15,000-pound panel was carefully moved into its place of honor, a poignant reminder of the legacy we steward each day at Longwood.
Want to learn more about Longwood Reimagined? Join Longwood staff on September 15 at 6:30 pm here in our Gardens for Longwood Reimagined Member Talks. Learn more about this extensive project, the work that has been done to date, and what's coming next. Registration is required for this free event. 
Free, timed Member reservations are required for all Membership levels, except Gardens Premium Members and Innovators, on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays if arriving after 3 pm through October 30. 
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