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, a benefit for the Delaware Center for Horticulture.



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


Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 18th. Admission is $125 - $600 per person and includes:

  • Open bar and 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 three silent auctions and an engaging live auction.





If you attended the 2015 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 2015 Catalog


RPA 2015 Plant Descriptions


I brought a friend to the flower arranging class and we had a blast! Emily was wonderful and I look forward to taking it again.

— Molly Keresztury
DE Art Museum
Save the date!
Tickets go on sale March 18th for The Rare Plant Auction at Longwood Gardens on April 30th, 2016