Activities & Events
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® on Saturday, April 25, 2020 with Celebrated Plant Experts Rick Darke and Melinda Zoehrer.
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 Magazine 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 two silent auctions and one live auction
- Day-of-event access to Longwood Gardens
- Open bar and fine food
- Valet parking