Longwood Gardens

Cinnamon wattle
Flowers and phyllodes on stem of cinnamon wattle (Acacia leprosa). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Acacia passage
Cinnamon wattle (Acacia leprosa) in bloom. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Chenille plant
Inflorescences of chenille plant (Acalypha hispida). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Everglades palm fruit
Fruiting branch of everglades palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii). Fruit is edible. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Everglades palm fruit
Everglades palm (Acoelorrhaphe wrightii) fruit. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Lace flower
Lace flower (Alsobia dianthiflora). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Giant fern leaf
Frond of a giant fern (Angiopteris evecta). Longwood Gardens’ meadow, Kennett Square, PA.
Anthurium spadix
Maturing spadix on Anthurium ‘Pandola’ (a hybrid). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Marina strawberry tree
Pendulous, urceolate flowers of the Marina strawberry tree (Arbutus ‘Marina’). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Cascade Garden room
Staff arranging bromeliads in the Cascade Garden. Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA.
Bromedliad leaves
Phytotelmata in axil of bromeliad. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square.
Scarlet powder-puff tree flower
Inflorescence of scarlet powder-puff tree (Calliandra haematocephala). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Removing Cameillia sepals prior to bagging, artificial pollination
Longwood Gardens. Kennett Square, PA.
Cascade Gardens room
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Old man cactus
Old man cactus (Cephalocereus senilis). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Fame-thrower palm
Fruiting branch on flame-thrower palm (Chambeyronia macrocarpa). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Princess vine
Princess vine (Cissus sicyoides). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Grapefruit flowers
Grapefruit (Citrus × paradisi) flowers. Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, PA.
Young fruit on a Meyer lemon (Citrus x meyeri)
Chinese dwarf with questionable, complicated parentage (perhaps citron, pomelo, mandarin, sweet orange). Originally grown as an ornamental doorway plant.
Bronze-leaf clerodendron
Bronze-leaf clerodendron (Clerodendrum quadriloculare) in bloom. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Swamp dodder
Swamp dodder (Cuscuta gronovii). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Dendrochilum filiforme
Dendrochilum filiforme. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Dendrochilum wenzelii
Dendrochilum wenzelii (Orchidacaeae). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Golden tree fern
Staff at Longwood Gardens tending to a golden tree fern (Dicksonia fibrosa).
Mexican yam
Caudex of Mexican yam (Dioscorea mexicana). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Mexican yam caudex
Close-up the caudex of Mexican yam (Dioscorea mexicana). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Fork-leaved sundew
Fork-leaved sundew (Drosera binata) with fungus gnat. Longwood Gardens’ meadow, Kennett Square, PA.
Fork-leaved sundew
Fork-leaved sundew (Drosera binata). Longwood Gardens’ meadow, Kennett Square, PA.
Forked-leaved sundew
Glandular trichomes on forked-leaf sundew (Drosera binata). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Hollow Joe-Pye-weed
Hollow Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) amid goldenrod. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Hollow Joe-Pye weed
Hollow Joe-Pye weed (Eutrochium fistulosum) amid goldenrod. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Cat
Vincenzo. Longwood Gardens. Kennett Square, PA.
Cat
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Cat
Black cat resting on bedding plants. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
American witch-hazel
American witch-hazel (Hamamelis virginiana). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Hibiscus flower
Red and purple cultivar of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Chinese hibiscus flower
Chinese hibiscus (Hibiscus rosa-sinensis ‘Nightfire’) about to bloom. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Wax plant flower
Wax plant (Hoya carnosa) flower with nectar droplet. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Cascade Garden
Exterior view of Cascade Garden house. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Giant water lily spines
Spines on giant water lily (Victoria sp.). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Lily flower
Stigmatic fluid on lily (Lilium sp.) style. Longwood Gardens. Kennett Square, PA.
Tree lights
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Fountain renovotion at Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA.
Fog at Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA.
Mediterranean Room with Mennonites
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Orchid House at Longwood Gardens
Orchid House at Longwood Gardens, with Meditteranean Room beyond. Kennett Square, PA.
Mason bee house
Mason bee house at Longwood Gardens.
Blood Bananas
Cluster of young fruit on Blood Banana (Musa acuminata ‘Rowe Red’). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
'Rajapuri' bananas
Fruit stalk on Musa (AAB Group) ‘Rajapuri’ (Musa x paradisiaca ‘Rajapuri’) bananas, a triploid, seedless banana from India. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Daffodil (Narcissus spp cv Larkwhistle) under protective netting
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Water mimosa
Water mimosa (Neptunia oleracea) infloresence . Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Orchid pollinarium
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA..
Princess tree seed pod
Opened pod of princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Princess tree seeds
Winged seeds of princess tree (Paulownia tomentosa). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Princess tree seed
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Princess trees
Allée of princess trees (Paulownia tomentosa) in fog. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Stag horn fern
Platycerium superbum (Polypodiaceae). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Jabuticaba
Jabuticaba (Plinia cauliflora) fruit. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Plumbago auriculata climbing toward the exit
From South Africa. Plumbago auriculata ‘Monott’ Royal Cape. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Restrooms at Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA.
Chalice vine
Chalice vine (Solandra maxima). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Narrow-leaved bird-of-paradis
Narrow-leaved bird-of-paradise (Strelitzia juncea) with nectar dripping down inflorescence. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Bird-of-paradise flower
‘Mandela’s Gold’ bird-of-paradise flower (Strelitzia reginae). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.
Cacao flower
Cacao (Theobroma cacao) flower. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Cacao fruit
Flower and developing pod on trunk of a chocolate tree (Theobroma cacao). Longwood Gardens’ meadow, Kennett Square, PA.
Tropical Terrace
Tropical Terrace room. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Tropical Terrace room at Longwood Gardens
Tropical Terrace room on a snowy day. The hanging roots are from the princess vine (Cissus verticillata). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Vanda coerulea (Blue Vanda orchid)
Vanda coerulea (Blue Vanda orchid) hanging from ceiling of greenhouse. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Blue Vanda orchid (Vanda coerulea)
Blue Vanda orchid (Vanda coerulea) hanging from ceiling. Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Blue Vanda orchids (Vanda coerulea) in desert room
Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Victoria 'Longwood Hybrid' waterlily
Underside of a Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ waterlily after a wind storm (Victoria amazonica x Victoria cruziana). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Victoria 'Longwood Hybrid' waterlily
Spines on vertical edge of Victoria ‘Longwood Hybrid’ waterlily (Victoria cruziana x V. amazonica). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
European grapes
Grapes (Vitis vinifera ‘Muscat of Alexandria). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.
Grapes
Grapes (Vitis vinifera ‘Lakemont’). Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square, PA.