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Longwood from Home

Happy February! As we welcome a new month, and a new edition of Longwood from Home, experience our powerful new exhibition, enjoy a new spot-the-difference activity, explore exciting new online courses in jewelry making to floral design (and more!), delve into Longwood’s history, and more! 

Journey through the Gardens

As Black History Month begins, we hope you’ll visit and experience our newest exhibition, Voices in the Landscape: Deeply Rooted with Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston, on view now. Through a series of 10 stops experienced in-person throughout the Gardens via your phone, or virtually from home, follow Charlotte’s powerful voice as she leads you through the landscape and celebrates the strength, resilience, and contributions of the African American community through the lens of horticulture and the power of story.

Take the Challenge

Enjoy our new seasonal spot-the-difference activity while taking in the beauty of our Silver Garden! Click through to find the eight differences between these two similar pictures of this beautiful space. Looking for more activities? Check out the growing list of exclusive Member virtual benefits here

Learn from Home

Winter brings with it a fun, engaging selection of new online courses. Whether you’re looking to try your hand at floral design to photography, or soil preparation to jewelry design (and much more!), there’s something for everyone to enjoy … all from the comfort of your home.

Delve into Gardens History

The origins of the Longwood plant collection date back to 1798, when the Peirce family began planting trees on the land. Many of these historic trees can still be found in Peirce’s Park, and represent the oldest cultivated section of the Gardens. Mr. du Pont continued building his collection of trees and favorite plants from around the world over the next 40 years. The original collection established by Mr. du Pont provided the template for our modern collections and many of these plants are now considered part of our core collections, prioritized as they are important to our overall collection and to the preservation of our horticultural heritage and legacy; because they serve specific horticultural themes and programs; and because they serve the mission of Mr. du Pont. 

Your Moment at Longwood

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we want to hear your love stories! Share your moments, memories, images, and stories about finding love, of all kinds, in our Gardens. Submit them through our #LongwoodLove initiative on our website or use #LongwoodLove when posting online. 
This week, enjoy a moment by Member Jessica G.:
My husband (then boyfriend) took me for my first time to Longwood Gardens and I immediately fell in love!!! It became like my "Disney World!" During our relationship we would go as often as we could (we live towards the southern coast of New Jersey). In December of 2012, he bought tickets for our first Christmas festival which was spectacular. Also because that was when he proposed!! To my complete surprise off in the middle of the meadow walk he took my hand and asked me that amazing question to which I said yes!!!! We now enjoy Longwood with our children. It will always hold a special place in my heart and with my family.

Discover Membership

Members are invited to join Longwood staff on February 17 at 6 pm for a virtual 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 fun Gardens activity!
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