Experience the largest display of exhibition chrysanthemums in the United States. The horticulture experts at Longwood Gardens work daily throughout the seasons to meticulously nurture and train more than 17,000 chrysanthemums into giant orbs, spirals, pagodas, columns, and even more unique forms—including a traditional fan shape making its debut this year. In late October, the unveiling of the Thousand Bloom Mum—a single plant bearing more than 1,000 perfect blooms on a single stem—takes the display to a whole new level. The result is simply astounding! Lunch is on your own at the Terrace Café, which offers a variety of specialty wraps, sandwiches and other delicious goodies.