This is your last chance to be wowed by Longwood's largest and most show-stopping display of orchids ever, featuring more than 4,500 vibrant orchids inside Longwood Garden's warm Conservatory, Peirce-du Pont House, and Visitor Center -- because the exhibit ends March 31st!

As one of the first plant collections at Longwood, orchids have held a place of distinction since 1922. Their talented horticulturists celebrate the beauty and variety of orchids with an artful display that includes a towering 12-foot-tall archway made up of pink Phalaenopsis orchids, giant orbs of orchids, a spectacular purple and white orchid curtain, and more than 200 colorful Vanda hanging from above in the Silver Garden.

March 18th is "Or-kid" day, full of great family fun activities.  But everyday this month is good day to explore the orchids firsthand -- plus the rare sky-blue poppies (pictured right) will be in bloom in the Conservatory.

Cool Orchid Trivia!




  • Orchids are the very first flowering plant in history?  YES!  The first evidence of orchids ws during the age of the dinosours, 120 million years ago.
  • Orchids come in all colors, shapes, and scents?  YES
  • Orchids are hard to grow? NO! Most orchids are not difficult... and some are almost indestructible. 
  • Orchids Grow All Over the World? YES.  Over 30,000 species of orchids inhabit every corner of the planet except for the driest deserts and Antarctica.
  • Unlike most plants, they do not grow in soil, but in the air? YES! The roots attach to trees or rock where they capture moisture and nutrients.

  • Longwood Gardens consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States in the Brandywine Creek Valley. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States.

    LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
    Longwood Orchid Extravaganza info and tickets
    1001 Longwood Road,
    Kennett Square,  PA 19348