Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

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. Mark your calendar now! 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!

 

Because the event is such a regional staple for plant lovers and horticulturists alike, the 40th will include:

  • The live auction
  • Many Celebrated Plant Experts and special friends from past RPA® events
  • A Collector’s Catalog featuring unique archival content, interviews with some of our most notable supporters, and more
  • A special treat for this year’s Featured Plant, which draws on precedents set at the very first Rare Plant Auction®
  • Unique troughs and planted container displays
  • Access to hundreds of rare, beautiful, and exceptional plants in the evening’s three silent auctions, including the Collector’s Auction
  • Day-of-event access to Longwood Gardens
  • Open bar and fine food throughout the night
  • Valet parking
  • First Timer (New attendees) and Young Collector (40 & Under) discounts

 

If you wish to view the 2019 RPA® catalog, use the Issuu window below.

 

 

If you purchased a plant at the 2019 Rare Plant Auction®, the cultural information, including best care for your new plants, can be found in our plant descriptions file here.

 

 

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