Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

37th Annual Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

A benefit that enriches neighborhoods and supports urban green spaces in Wilmington.




SAVE THE DATE and join us at the 37th Annual Rare Plant Auction® on Saturday, April 29th, 2017 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at Longwood Gardens,
with Celebrated Plant Expert David Culp, renowned horticulturist and creator of the gardens at Brandywine Cottage in Downingtown, Pennsylvania.

Staged in the incomparable Longwood Gardens East Conservatory, the 2017 Rare Plant Auction® is an exquisite evening fundraiser featuring:

  • Fine food and open bar throughout the night
  • Valet parking
  • Day-of-event tickets to Longwood Gardens
  • Access to see and purchase hundreds of rare, beautiful, and exceptional plants in the evening’s three silent auctions, including the new Collector’s Auction.

Tickets are available now!


If you attended the 2016 Auction and are interested in the culture information for your purchases, click below for the RPA 2016 Plant Description PDF.

RPA 2016 Plant Descriptions


What could be more rewarding for a gardener than to support an organization that encourages good horticulture through community programs and educational events while enjoying...
— Patsy Bussard
Board Member & Volunteer
Tickets are now on sale for The Rare Plant Auction. Get yours today!