40th Rare Plant Auction

40th & Final Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

A benefit that enriches urban neighborhoods through the power of plants


The Delaware Center for Horticulture will celebrate its 40th and Final Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens on Saturday, April 25, 2020. For this most special night in RPA’s storied history, our plans will incorporate features from past events, including the live auction, Celebrated Plant Experts and special friends, and the emblematic Clivia.


Staged in the incomparable Longwood Gardens East Conservatory, the 40th & Final Rare Plant Auction® is an exquisite evening fundraiser featuring the same elegance and sophistication you’ve come to expect from this event – just at the next level!



  • Collector’s Magazine featuring unique archival content, interviews with some of our most notable supporters, and more
  • Access to hundreds of rare, beautiful, and exceptional plants in the evening’s two silent auctions and one live auction
  • Day-of-event access to Longwood Gardens
  • Open bar and fine food throughout the night
  • Valet parking


  • All Patron Level benefits plus...
  • Access to the Preview Auction and Cocktail Reception starting at 5:30 p.m.


  • All Benefactor Level benefits plus...
  • Clivia Circle Luncheon with the Honorary RPA Chairs, Celebrated Plant Experts, and RPA Plant Experts 


Date Saturday, April 25, 2020
Time 6:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Location Longwood Gardens
1001 Longwood Road
Kennett Square, PA 19348
Registration cost Clivia:  $750.00
Benefactor:  $350.00
Patron:  $200.00
Contact Marcia Stephenson
Event Registration