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Longwood from Home

From our splash-tacular Behind the Scenes: Under the Fountains Tour to a vibrant live concert during our Members-only Hours, summer fun awaits all August in our Gardens. Read on for details on our virtual Member Orientation, in-person Member Appreciation Days, and much more. Your summer getaway awaits!

Time for Summer Fun

Join us this August for four of our new-this-year Illuminated Fountain Performances! Proud (August 6) honors just a few of the many inspiring women in music; Leading Ladies: Madonna and Lady Gaga (August 13) celebrates pop icons and powerhouse influencers Madonna and Lady Gaga; Here You Come Again (August 21) showcases powerhouse hits by cultural icon Dolly Parton; and Freedom (August 27) honors the themes of freedom, hope, and strength. Sing along to the music and dance with the fountains for some summer fun! 

Behind the Scenes Tour: Under the Fountains 

On select days through October, experience the Main Fountain Garden from the inside out and explore the inner workings of the garden underground. See how this spectacular garden and its more than 1,700 fountain jets and streams dazzle and delight during this guided 60-minute tour traveling from above ground to the vast tunnel system hidden below. A special tour ticket is required for this experience. 

Enjoy Members-only Hours

We are thrilled to announce that Members-only hours are returning this summer! On these select evenings, join us for a Members-only concert in our Orchard, delight in an Illuminated Fountain Performance, and dine under the stars in our Beer Garden. During our August 15 evening (6–10 pm), enjoy the traditional New Orleans sounds of Tuba Skinny in our Orchard (concert begins at 7:30 pm) followed by an Illuminated Fountain Performance at 9 pm. During our September 12 evenings (6–9 pm) dance along to lively Latin fusion courtesy of De Tierra Caliente (concert begins at 6:30 pm) followed by an Illuminated Fountain Performance at 8 pm. Member reservations are required on these evenings starting at 3 pm, except for Gardens Premium Members. Reservations are limited, sell out is likely.

Save the Date

Join us in the Gardens on August 12 for Member Appreciation Day! Take advantage of double discounts (20%) in The Garden Shop and on dining. Please note: The Member Appreciation Day discount in The Garden Shop does not apply to already discounted items. Reservations for 1906 are strongly encouraged via OpenTable. Member reservations are required for those arriving after 3 pm (except for Gardens Premium Members).

Discover Membership 

Members are invited to join Longwood staff online on August 25 at 6 pm 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 fun Gardens activity!

Share Longwood with Loved Ones

Remember that all Membership levels receive two Complimentary Guest Tickets to bring friends and family to the Gardens! Complimentary Guest Tickets are for one-time general admission and are not valid for specially ticketed events and blackout days. You will need to have your Membership account set up to redeem your Complimentary Guest Tickets, which is where you can also check your online Member account for the quantity of tickets available to you. 

Garden Chat: Waterlilies 

Gardens Premium Members are invited to join us on September 15 at 6 pm in our vibrant Waterlily Display for our next Garden Chat. Senior Horticulturist Tim Jennings will share behind-the-scenes insight on this spectacular aquatic display, as well as discuss Longwood’s extensive waterlily breeding program, how we care for these diverse plants, the future of our waterlily pools with Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience, and more! Space is limited, registration required.
 
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