Longwood Gardens

Longwood from Home

From our spectacular vistas of flowering trees to the joyful sounds of birdsong, Spring Blooms is in full swing … and we can’t wait to see you in the Gardens! In this issue of Longwood from Home, meet the local artisans whose works are featured in The Garden Shop and shop their unique products, discover the birds of Longwood with a self-guided walk, support our Professional Horticulture students with their spring plant sale, mark your calendar for Member Apprecation Day, and much more! 

Meet the Makers

Meet the talented local artisans whose one-of-a-kind works are featured in The Garden Shop. Throughout the month of May, join us on Saturdays and Sundays from 12-4 pm to meet these talented artisans, hear about their work, learn about their processes, and shop their amazing collections inspired by plants, people, and beauty. No admission is required. Members save 10% on purchases at The Garden Shop.
Celebrate Mom 
Thinking about gifts for mom? Our Mother’s Day gift guide features a beautiful selection of cards, skincare, jewelry, gardening supplies, and more. 
Save the Date
Join us in the Gardens on April 25 from 10 am to 6 pm for Member Appreciation Day! Take advantage of double discounts (20%) in The Garden Shop and on dining. 
Please note: Reservations for 1906 are strongly encouraged via OpenTable.
Support Our Professional Horticulture Students 
Join us in supporting our Professional Horticulture students by purchasing beautiful spring plants and fresh produce! Head to the Visitor Center Patio located at the front entrance on May 5 (10 am to 4 pm) and May 6 (10 am to 6 pm) and shop for an assortment of vibrant annuals, fragrant perennials, fresh vegetables, and more (while supplies last). Proceeds from the sale go toward the students’ study abroad travels.
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Learn More About Turf Care
Lush green vistas unify our dynamic garden spaces. But what does it take to keep our lawns healthy, and what practices should you use at home? Join Director of Horticultural Operations Shawn Kister online on May 10 at 12 pm as he shares how he and his team care for Longwood’s 170 acres of turf. Then, learn mowing and watering techniques, fertilizer applications, weed and pest control measures, and best practices to improve your yard.
Take a Self-Guided Bird Walk
Wondering where you can find some of our most beloved feathered friends in our Gardens? From majestic great herons near our Hourglass Lake to chatty mockingbirds in our Meadow Garden, this guide details where and when you’ll be able to find a variety of interesting birds throughout the seasons.
Your Home Gardening Questions, Answered
Need help with your home gardening? We've spoken with local experts and Longwood instructors via Zoom to answer Members' questions pertaining to several facets of home gardening. View the recordings and then tackle vegetable gardening, soil preparation, and more!
Get the Most Out of Your Membership
Members are invited to join Longwood staff on May 14 at 12 pm for an introduction to our Gardens and to 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 Gardens tour! Advance registration is required.
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