Winter Blues Festival at Longwood Gardens

March 17, 2018 @ 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Longwood Gardens invites you to chase away your winter blues with a visit to our conservatory featuring an unusual display of blue-flowering plants during the Winter Blues Festival March 3 through March 25. Every Saturday, the sounds of the blues fill the Conservatory as blues artists perform live among the flowers.

An oasis of 3,000 blue-flowering plants transform the Main Conservatory into a sea of blue featuring delphiniums, echium, hydrangeas, cineraria, and the true blue spectacle, Longwood’s famed blue-poppies. One of the rarest colors in the plant world, Longwood horticulturists have researched, acquired, and grown hundreds of blue-hued blossoms and foliage to adorn the Orangery and Exhibition Hall for this unique display. For more information, visit
Enjoy these free blues music performances as you stroll the Conservatory:

March 10

The Bob Beach Duo

2:00–5:00 pm

March 17

Stevie and the Bluescasters

2:00–5:00 pm

March 24

Stevie and the Bluescasters

2:00–5:00 pm

About Longwood Gardens

In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,083 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory.  Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement.



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