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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...more
Just could not say enough about my experience. Even as a horticulture nut, the experience was so valuable in the meadows, the class room, the special tree tour and more. I will go back again. Also, the cafe was delicious.
Fall is glorious. The day after Thanksgiving the conservatory is decorated with the most dazzling display of poinsettias and the grounds are festively lit. Springtime is breathtaking. Summer is extraordinary. This garden deserves to be visited in every season. One of my favorite places.
We planned our trip with the intent to go to Longwood Gardens. The gardens are exquisite, beautiful and have thousands and thousands of different plants, vegetables, trees and shrubs. The water fountains are magnificent. Everything is wonderfully maintained, clean and an excellent way to spend...More
We have visited Longwood Gardens numerous times over the years. This was the first time back since the water fountain garden has been open. The show was water fountain display with the colored lights and music was great. We had a good time and will...More
We visited last week and loved the gardens. The fountain show is fabulous even in the rain. There are lots of conservatories so there is much to see indoors if you don't want to be in the rain. The varieties of plant life is endless.
Visited for a Horticulture Conference with the Garden Club of America. We know our gardens & this place did not disappoint. My expectations were low because it was September, but the dahlia garden alone is worth the trip. All of the gardens were in bloom...More
We went for the fountain show. People were walking all over looking for food before the show but the carts were all closed and there was nowhere to get food without a ridiculous wait. When the show was over they shut off the lights long...More
My wife and I aren't quite as exercised as Oscarpeach regarding the buffet, but we are disappointed that it was dropped. The food was great and even weeks before we were very fortunate to get our reservations so we know it was popular. Longwood, of...More
We visited on a cool, wet day and were blown away by the beauty of the gardens, both formal and informal, the fountain show, and the architecture of the facilities. The displays of the plants are astounding in the presentation and breadth of varieties exhibited....More
We only had time for a short visit to the gardens but we really enjoyed everything we saw. The fountains were great, the conservatory beautiful and the lily ponds amazing! I have to mention Jen, one of the employees, who went out of her way...More
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Longwood Gardens only allows a certain amount of people in at a time to keep the gardens from becoming to crowded. When I went in June, it was a rainy day and I did not purchase a ticket ahead of time because I knew it... More
Longwood Gardens only allows a certain amount of people in at a time to keep the gardens from becoming to crowded. When I went in June, it was a rainy day and I did not purchase a ticket ahead of time because I knew it wouldn't be overly crowded. If you going on a nice day though, its best to get your ticket ahead of time. This is especially true if you're going to one of the evening Fountain Shows because they are crowded whether is raining or a beautiful day.