Essential for the preservation of Pierre S. du Pont’s and Longwood Gardens’ legacy and for the horticultural heritage of the region.
These plants fuel the innovative, ever-changing displays throughout our Gardens, but are most apparent in the Main Conservatory, Peirce-du Pont House, Flower Garden Walk, Idea Garden, and Student Exhibition Garden.
These plants support the specific needs of instructors who teach a variety of courses and programs at Longwood throughout the year.
Used to support research projects involved in the development of innovative horticultural techniques, plant breeding, or evaluation of plants new to the horticulture market for Longwood specific purposes.
These plants play a critical role in the health, quality, and conservation of our local ecosystem and natural lands.
Essential to the preservation of popular horticultural programs, for breeding purposes, and to manage and conserve the health of our collection.
Many Pennsylvania native plants have become rare, and several of these are found and stewarded on Longwood Gardens property. We have specifically sought out others to help build a Plant Conservation Program.
Climate Change Impacts
Challenges and Opportunities
Project participants used the Adaptation Workbook to develop several adaptation actions for this project, including: