Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

Save the date and celebrate the 36th Annual Rare Plant Auction® held on Saturday, April 30th, 2016 at Longwood Gardens, with special guest Bunny Williams and Celebrated Plant Expert Page Dickey.



The 2016 Rare Plant Auction®, staged in the idyllic Longwood Gardens East Conservatory on April 30 (6:30 - 10 p.m.), is a benefit that enriches communities and supports urban green spaces.

  • Open bar and sumptuous food throughout the night
  • Valet parking
  • Day-of-event tickets to Longwood Gardens
  • Access to see and purchase hundreds of rare, beautiful, not-yet-introduced, and difficult to propagate species in the 36th annual Rare Plant Auction®, which includes two silent auctions and an engaging live auction.

RPA 2016 Catalog


If you attended the 2016 Auction and are interested in the culture information for your purchases, click below for a pdf file with the information on all the plants that were at auction.


RPA 2016 Plant Descriptions

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Tickets are now on sale for The Rare Plant Auction. Get yours today!