Longwood Gardens

 Longwood from Home

Greetings from our Gardens! From an awe-inspiring Conservatory fly-through to a new webpage for your virtual Member benefits, this installment of Longwood from Home is full of new, beautiful moments. 

Discover What's in Bloom

From our newly designed Combination Garden, to blooming canna, franklinia, and petunia, stroll your way through the miles of paths and trails in our Gardens. 

Enjoy a Good Read

As a Gardens Premium or Gardens Preferred Member, you have access to our collection of thousands of ebooks, accessible from anywhere! Our eBook collection focuses on subject areas of horticulture, botany, garden design, botanical illustration, garden and landscape design, natural history, and wildlife. All you need to log in is your Membership number found on the back of your Membership card. After you’ve logged in, you can download books to your device or read them online. Both adult and children’s titles are available. 
For assistance on the eBook site, please click the ? symbol in the top right corner of the eBook pages or email library@longwoodgardens.org. Happy reading! 

Explore Gardens History

Have you ever noticed the five flags in the Peirce-du Pont House Conservatory … and have you wondered why they’re there? The flags represent the United Kingdom, Pennsylvania, United States, Delaware, and France … all locations related to Pierre S. du Pont’s heritage and places of residence. Flags have hung in this location since at least the 1920s. Early photos show the flags of the United Kingdom, United States, France, and Belgium.

Membersonly Moments Online

As a Member, you enjoy access to a range of virtual benefits, created just for you! Challenge yourself to a virtual jigsaw puzzle, inform your home gardening via our engaging Ask the Expert webinars, get creative with botanically inspired coloring pages, and more! New content will be added regularly. 

Take a Ride

See our Conservatory from a new perspective! Our friends at Flying Monster, LLC captured beautiful drone footage earlier this summer that takes you on twists and turns as you soar above the Orangery, hover atop the Oval Basin, and much more. Enjoy this truly amazing ride!

Discover Membership

Members are invited to join Longwood staff on August 26 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!

Your Moment at Longwood 

Have you shared your #LongwoodLove? We’ve received submissions from across the country and we are so thrilled to see how our Gardens have played such a fond role in your traditions, stories, and memories. Please use #LongwoodLove when posting online or submit your memory or story on our website. We can’t wait to hear your story!
This week, delight in the story of Member Corrine C.:
Longwood Gardens was one of the first places I visited when I moved to Pennsylvania in 2017. I visited the gardens myself since my entire family was still back home in Hawaii. I had been missing them and trying to get used to being so far away from home. Walking around the gardens that day brought me a sense of peace and the comfort that I needed at the time. When I discovered the hibiscus and orchids, I knew this would not be my last visit to Longwood Gardens. The hibiscus represented home to me, and the orchids were my grandmother’s favorite flower. Two things I missed so much in one location! Needless to say, I bought my Membership that day and have been able to share the gardens with my family and friends when they come visit me in PA! Thank you to all the workers who spend so much time on the gardens to create such a magical place to visit each and every time.

Play Gardens Trivia

Guess Where in the Gardens
It’s a new round of Gardens trivia! How many correct guesses have you had? Here is your next object from our Gardens. Can you figure out its location? We’ll share the correct answer in the next Longwood from Home.
The last Gardens trivia image was of a stone found in the Silver Garden, representing one of two stones (the bench is the other) originally part of an old bank building in San Diego, California.
 
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