Experience the vibrant spectacle of spring at Longwood Gardens during the much-anticipated Spring Blooms display, running from March 30 to May 5, 2024. As the weather warms and daylight lingers, the outdoor gardens come alive with an explosion of color and fragrance, offering visitors an unparalleled sensory delight. Meander along the historic 600-foot Flower Garden Walk, filled with a breathtaking array of over 150,000 tulips and other seasonal bulbs, reaching their peak bloom by mid-April (weather permitting). 

Step into the Conservatory and be greeted by the scents of blooming freesias, lilies and stock, mingling with the rich aromas of hanging baskets filled with trailing jasmine. Delight in the sight of seasonal favorites such as hydrangeas, pansies and foxgloves, their vibrant hues painting pathways with bursts of color. As you explore the Conservatory, marvel at the exotic April blooms of Echium wildpretii 'tower-of-jewels,' adding a touch of magnificence to this botanical paradise. 

Additionally, immerse yourself in the ambiance of the Meadow Garden, where Carolina silverbells, Eastern red buds and flowering dogwoods create a tapestry of natural beauty. Wander amidst grand treehouses, whimsical topiaries and blooming woodlands, each corner offering a new discovery and a deeper appreciation for the wonders of spring at Longwood Gardens. 

Spring into Learning  

The season of growth also brings new programs and learning opportunities from classes for gardening enthusiasts, lectures, interesting reads, and more. See all events and programs at longwoodgardens.org.  

Composting 101 

April 12, 1  - 4 p.m. | Register by April 4 | $79 

Learn the fundamentals of compost and how to start this practice yourself. Go behind-the-scenes at Longwood Gardens  Soils and Composting Facility and take home a bag of Longwood’s compost to help get you started. 

Community Read Lecture Hidcote: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow 

April 16, 12 - 1:15 p.m. | Fully Online 

Join Longwood Gardens online to explore Hidcote Manor Garden - situated in the rolling Cotswold hills and featured in The Last Garden in England - from the comfort of home, led by Hidcote General Manager Chris Charman and Head Gardener Lottie Allen.  

Science Series: Seed Science 

April 20, 1 p.m. | Free with Gardens Admission 

Explore how Longwood’s conservation efforts take place in our laboratory, the fields and forests of Pennsylvania, and in remote regions around the world.  

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Flower of the Month: Tulip 

April 24, 6 - 8 p.m. | Register by April 14 | $109 

The Kennett Library & Resource Center 

Celebrate the clean lines and striking colors of spring’s most iconic flower by creating your own tulip-focused arrangement to display at home. 

Flowering Shrubs for Spring Interest 

April 27, 1 - 4 p.m. | Register by April 21 

Maximize your spring garden and make it pop with this exploration of flowering shrubs, from identifying the best plants for your home garden to learning maintenance tips for best results. 

The Gardens are open Wednesday - Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Timed admission tickets are required and timed reservations are required for members every day throughout Spring Blooms. Tickets and reservations are available now at longwoodgardens.org.