7 Fast Facts About the 2018 Chrysanthemum Festival

This annual autumn event at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square is a must-do.


Mum’s the word- and the flower. Longwood Gardens presents the largest display of mums in the nation at it’s annual Chrysanthemum Festival, this year starting on Oct. 25. Make sure to review these seven fast facts before basking in the horticultural excellence of this popular yearly display.


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The 4 acre conservatory is bursting with fall’s quintessential flower//
Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens, taken by Larry Albee


Is the date of this year’s event.



Chrysanthemums are in bloom.


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1 plant

Bears 1,000+ perfect blooms.


In the 15th century

The flower was first mentioned.



Acres at Longwood.

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Longwood was founded.


1.35 million

People visited Longwood in 2017.

More information:
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square,  PA 19348 • (610) 388-1000

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