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Longwood Gardens Macro and Fireworks Photography

Fine, fine, fine time to exercise your macro photography.


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The outdoor waterlily display comes alive with more than 100 types of day and night-blooming tropical waterlilies, hardy day-bloomers, lotus, and other aquatic plants. Delights abound in the Rose and Topiary Gardens—with scented blooms and the precision geometry of clipped yew. The Flower Garden Walk overflows with annuals during the summer, and the deep calm of forest paths offer a cool respite.


Longwood's Conservatory is one of the world's great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants. The Conservatory was built in 1919 and has been periodically expanded and renovated. At present, there are 195,668 square feet—or 4.5 acres—of covered display, production, and research greenhouses.

A leisurely stroll through the display areas takes about 1½ hours and covers about ½ mile.







Get ready for an evening of oohs and ahhs, as Longwood presents spectacular fireworks and fountains shows guaranteed to make your summer memorable.



Guests may reserve a space in the Gardens after 3:00 pm. For the best viewing experience, guests are encouraged to bring a lightweight folding chair or rental chairs can be purchased for $5 each while supplies last. In our efforts to create the best Fireworks and Fountains experience for all attendees, BLANKETS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED.  No tripods are allowed during the fireworks but I will teach you how to capture the best images.

In the event of inclement weather, every effort will be made to set off Fireworks as scheduled—however, a rain date is scheduled for the display.



The fee includes an abridged macro/firework photography class and admission to the gardens and the fireworks.




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  • Orlett Pearson M.

    We are in the process of moving, so I will have to catch your next excursion. Enjoy!

    August 11, 2014

  • Shirley

    Was this originally scheduled for July 19th?

    May 12, 2014

    • Michael D.

      Yes, but then the 2 Rivers and 5 Bridges excursion was scheduled for July 19.

      May 16, 2014

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