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The Longwood Gardens estate is a sanctuary of the beauty and diversity of our vibrant biological world. Just 30 minutes from the Crowne Plaza Wilmington North hotel's front door, the gardens flourish with more than 9,000 different species and varieties of plant life - making it one of the most impressive conservatories in the world. More than 75% of the species are raised on the grounds, allowing visitors to view the life cycle of more than 100,000 plants across the duration of any given year. Exploring 1,000+ acres of pristine plant life is a perfect day trip for families, or those with a burning curiosity about the natural world.


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Longwood Gardens Events and Performances

Longwood Gardens hosts live music, theater, and educational performances year round. If you want to discover what events are happening soon, visit their Longwood Gardens Events page. Below, we've listed staff tips for what to bring to Longwood Gardens:

  • Bring a chair or blanket. Lounging is highly encouraged.
  • Wear comfortable shoes - the Longwood Gardens cover an expansive amount of land that is best covered on foot.
  • Beat the mid-day traffic and grab the best seats in the garden. Doors open at 9 a.m. sharp!

Orchid Bloom in Longwood Gardens

What's in Bloom

Whether you are strolling the glimmering open-air gardens, admiring the custom stonework fountains, or exploring the hidden corners of the 4-acre Conservatory; there is always something in bloom at Longwood Gardens. For a week-by-week update, check their website.

What's in Bloom at the Longwood Gardens
Atrium at Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens Tickets

Tickets are required for entrance to the gardens. They can be purchased online at their website, in person at the visitor center, or by calling 610-388-1000. Additional fees apply if calling, so use this option only if absolutely necessary. Prices are listed below:

  • Adults: $20
  • Seniors (62+): $17
  • Students: $10
  • Children under 4: Free

Note: During peak times, usually designated around the holiday season, prices are subject to increase. Check the website for more information about current ticket pricing.


Getting There

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