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Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
+1 610-388-1000
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In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement.
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1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
+1 610-388-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

This was my first visit during the summer and it was exquisite! I especially loved the flower garden. The fountain show was great but wish we could have seen it at night with the lights.

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 2 days ago

I have visited gardens in Japan, Korea and China as well as Europe and the U.S.A. There is no question in my mind that this is the best. There is always something to see or do at Longwood. We just spent a five day weekend...More

Thank traveldoc2011
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visit Longwood regularly...about twice per year. Our adult children have grown up making that trip and loving it every time! This was our first visit since the fountain upgrade. Spectacular!

Thank Laurie D
Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent the entire day here, walking the garden paths and learning plant names in the conservatory. We had lunch at 1906 (see other review). The fountains were spectacular, we saw the show twice, from different vantage points. The fountains in the Italian garden were...More

Thank travel-lms
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place is spectacular! Admission or membership is required, Be sure to get a map. Start with the 4 acre conservatory, if you have kids, don't miss the kids area in the conservatory. The outdoor fountains have been redone and are a delight to see....More

Thank Crystal6648
Reviewed 4 days ago

Longwood is a place for all ages. The flower displays are something you must see. They change with the seasons. The Conservatory has so much to offer ( Orchid Room, Water Lily Garden, Cactus Garden, and so much more.The main Fountain Garden is a must...More

Thank Grandmabls
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Each time I go to Longwood, I enjoy it in a different way. Yesterday evening we enjoyed the symphony in elegant surroundings and then enjoyed the newly renovated fountains. A must see any time of the day.

Thank njelena1
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

After long renovations the fountains and lights were simply stunning. The evening show was spectacularly synchronized to music. I just can't say how proud I was to get to share this with my sister and niece and nephew visiting from the south. Definitely recommend to...More

Thank Cyoungdc22
Reviewed 5 days ago

The large fountains invite you to linger and watch their evolving displays. The extensive flower beds beckon you to pause and appreciate their colors, their patterns. The groves lure you inside to sense their unique magic. And yet you keep moving because around the corner...More

1  Thank BillTago
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful place!! The gardens are breathtaking. The fountains were awesome and the conservatory had so much to see and take in. Plenty of restrooms around the gardens and water fountains. There was also a lot of seating at various places which was nice.

Thank Kristi K
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12 August 2017|
Response from Ihor R | Reviewed this property |
Tough question for me to answer. The Longwood Gardens membership staff are generally very helpful and would not take advantage of you. Discuss your situation with them & see what they recommend. We go several times a year... More
14 July 2017|
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Response from Arthur F | Reviewed this property |
They have a cafeteria and restaurant. There are also wine and beer carts by the fountains. You are restricted to the restaurants on the property unless you want to drive.
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9 July 2017|
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Response from Maura C | Reviewed this property |
There is a very well organized parking lot. Lots of space.