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As we get ready to welcome June and all of its beauty here in our Gardens, this week we share the return of some much-loved Gardens features, invite you to join us for a special Juneteenth performance, explore how you can raise your glass with Member discounts at local breweries, help you get ready for our June 1 Fireworks & Fountains Shows tickets on-sale date, explore the new Student Exhibition Garden … and more! 

More Gardens Features Return May 31

Enjoy Our Indoor Children’s Garden and Meadow Shuttle
In response to the lifting of local and state regulations, starting May 31 we are thrilled to reopen the Indoor Children’s Garden and Visitor Center restrooms, as well as once again offer our Meadow Shuttle service. We look forward to making new memories with you as these spaces and features return.
We will continue to make updates to our visiting guidelines and appreciate your ongoing understanding. Member reservations are still required daily (except for Gardens Premium Members). 
Per our updated visiting guidelines, unless you are fully vaccinated, face masks are required (ages 2 and older) in both indoor and outdoor public spaces, unless individuals are outside and can constantly maintain six feet from individuals who are not members in their household.

Celebrate Juneteenth

Join us Friday, June 18 at 6 pm in our Open Air Theatre as acclaimed poet, performer, and professor Dr. Joshua Bennett gives a musical and lyrical performance reflecting on the ongoing journey toward freedom. After the Open Air Theatre performance, stroll the Gardens and at 9:15 pm enjoy our new Illuminated Fountain Performance, Freedom, which serves as a tribute to the end of slavery, honoring and recognizing the themes of freedom, hope, and strength. This event is part of Journeying Toward Freedom, a Chester County Juneteenth Festival, that runs as a county-wide program the weeks of June 12-July 5, 2021.
Members receive 15% off tickets for the Joshua Bennett performance using the promo code VOICESUNDERGROUND. Tickets limited, sell out likely.

Make it a Sunday Funday

This June, support local breweries while enjoying special offers at participating Chester County breweries, just for Longwood Members. Visit participating breweries and show your Membership card on June 6, 13, 20, and 27 to receive complimentary pours, discounts, a free koozie, and more! 

Prepare to be Dazzled

Spirits take flight with our unforgettable Fireworks & Fountains Shows. During these dazzling evenings, fireworks soar, fountains dance, and music sets the tone for plenty of WOW moments, all in the beauty of our Main Fountain Garden.
Tickets for our July 3 and July 17 Fireworks & Fountains Shows ONLY go on sale Tuesday, June 1 at 10 am. Tickets for our August, September, and October Fireworks & Fountain Shows will go on sale at a later date. Fireworks & Fountains Shows sell out quickly, so be sure to set up your ticketing account if you don’t already have one or confirm your existing ticketing account in advance of tickets going on sale.
Please note: The ticketing system used to purchase Fireworks & Fountains Shows tickets differs from our Membership reservations system, so be sure to set up your ticketing account or confirm your existing ticketing account in advance.

Explore the Student Exhibition Garden

This year, our Student Exhibition Garden finds its new home in the Idea Garden, where it will be remain on display through mid-October. This imaginative space is designed, constructed, and maintained by students in our Professional Horticulture Program—Longwood’s collegiate level, two-year professional horticulture program. After not being able to have a Student Exhibition Garden in 2020 because of the onset of COVID-19, we are incredibly excited to once again proudly showcase our students’ beautiful visions, hard work, and utmost care in the form of the three distinct gardens that reflect this year’s Student Exhibition Garden theme—signature and identity.
At Longwood, we grow because of our people ... and we're looking for you to help us grow! We are hiring for many part-time and seasonal positions. If you are highly collaborative, creative, and self-motivated (or know someone who is), you'll fit right in! Explore more about working at Longwood.

Join Our Orchid House Preservation Talk

On June 8 at 12 pm, we invite you to join us online for an in-depth discussion about the first expression of Longwood Reimagined—the preservation of our beloved century-old Orchid House. During this Members-only talk held in partnership with preservation experts John Milner Architects, listen in as Longwood Senior Horticulturist Greg Griffis along with Senior Associate Joshua Kiehl and Principal Christopher Miller of John Milner Architects share expert insights on the history of our Orchid House, preservation and design considerations, and how the project helps us create an even better display to share with you. 
Please note: this event will be recorded and provided to Members following the discussion.

Discover Membership

Members are invited to join Longwood staff on June 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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