One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship.
Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.
Years before it was a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone a significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.