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Longwood Gardens

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United States of America - Pennsylvania - Kennett Square

Institution Code: KEN

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: Yes

ArbNet Accredited: Level IV

Each spring, the 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk bursts into color with more than 90,000 blooming bulbs.
Each spring, the 600-foot-long Flower Garden Walk bursts into color with more than 90,000 blooming bulbs.

About the Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is sure to delight anyone who loves exquisite flowers, majestic trees, and opulent architecture. Here, amid 1,050 acres with 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens, you’ll find beauty at every turn.

Hours: January through March, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; April and May, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm; June through September, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and 9:00 am to 10:00 pm on weekends; November and December, 9:00 am to 9:00 pm.
Please note that hours are subject to change. Visit for more information and exact dates.

Individual Ticket Costs
Adults: $18
Seniors (ages 62+): $15
Students (ages 5-22): $8
Children age 4 and under: Free

Directions: From Interstate 95 take Route 322 west (exit 3A) to Route 1 south. Longwood Gardens is on Route 1, about 3 miles northeast of Kennett Square.

Information: Call (610) 388-1000 or visit

Main Address:
Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
P.O. Box 501
Kennett Square
Pennsylvania 19348-0501 United States of America

Telephone: 610-388-1000 x443
Fax: 610-388-2078
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mr. Paul B. Redman, President and CEO
    Curator's Name: Dr. Peter Zale, Associate Director, Conservation, Plant Breeding and Collections
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Ms. Kristina Aguilar

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: Yes
    Status: State: No
    Status: Educational: Yes
    Status: Municipal: No
    Status: Satellite: No
    Status: Trust: Yes
  • Date founded: 1906
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 100 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 121 Hectares
  • Total Area: 425 Hectares
    Latitude: 39.8688089
    Longitude: -75.6745077
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 9100
    Arboretum: Yes
    Arboretum Size: 5
  • Published Plant Catalogue: Yes
    Computer Plant Record System: Yes
  • Open to public: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Yes
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 1000000
    Number of Volunteers: 500

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 14404
    Cultivation Taxa Num: 10297
  • Special Collections:Orchidaceae (2,105 taxa), Rosaceae (306 taxa), Chrysanthemum (291 taxa), Rhododendron (142 taxa), Bromeliaceae (130 taxa), Camellia (126 taxa), Nymphaea (124 taxa), Acer (72 taxa), Picea (66 taxa), Pinus (47 taxa), Quercus (47 taxa)
  • Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Yes
    Medicinal Plant Programme: No
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: No
    Reintroduction Programme: No

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Yes
    Plant Breeding: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Exploration: Yes
    Horticulture: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Restoration Ecology: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes
    Agriculture: Yes
    Land Restoration: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Yes
    Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for University/College Students: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes