Longwood Gardens is absolutely beautiful year round, and with today’s Groupon, you can go for just half price. That’s just $9 for an adult admission.
No matter the season, there’s something to do at Longwood Gardens, such as scheduled OrKid Days visited by musical storytellers (February 18 and March 16) and Beyond the Garden Gates days, held twice a month, during which visitors learn what makes the arboretum possible from the mouths of the gardeners themselves. Exotic specimens in bloom within the greenhouse at the moment include the SVO Black Pearl, a nearly black hybrid orchid; the bright-orange aloe nyeriensis; and Mandela’s Gold, a sunshine-colored bird of paradise. Perusers may also stroll through the 4-acre Orchid Extravaganza exhibit, a daily event which showcases more than 5,000 orchids in different settings, forms, and artwork.