Rare Plant Auction® at Longwood Gardens

38th 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 38th Annual Rare Plant Auction® on Saturday, April 28th, 2018 from 6:30 – 10 p.m. at Longwood Gardens.

Staged in the incomparable Longwood Gardens East Conservatory, the 2018 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.


If you attended the 2017 Auction and are interested in the culture information for your purchases, click below for the RPA 2017 Plant Description PDF.

RPA 2017 Plant Descriptions


I’ve learned so much and made so many friends and acquaintances while working on the grounds, serving on various committees, and preparing for the Rare Plant Auction.
— Pat Boyd