DCH's 40th Rare Plant Auction®

As of March 20, 2020, the 40th Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens has been postponed until a later date. For more information, click here.

40th & Final Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

A benefit that enriches urban neighborhoods through the power of plants


Join us at the 40th & Final Rare Plant Auction® featuring Celebrated Plant Experts Melinda Zoehrer and Rick Darke. This most special night in RPA’s storied history features a live auction with Tony Avent of Plant Delights Nursery, Inc., fine food and open bar, exclusive evening access to Longwood Gardens, and hundreds of rare and unique plants in the evening’s silent and live auctions. 


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...
  • Auction Preview 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