Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

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One of the United States' premier botanical gardens, Longwood Gardens spans over 436 hectares (1,077 acres) and is home to 11,000 different types of plants and trees. The Longwood conservatory hosts 20 indoor gardens, with one of the world’s most impressive greenhouse structures. The greenhouse spans 0.8 km (0.5 mi) and boasts an array of colorful plants from around the world. Outside, the chimes tower and waterfall and the Italian water garden make fantastic places to sit and relax. End your visit with a cup of coffee and a pastry at The Lodge, where you can enjoy superb views of Longwood. Put Longwood Gardens at the forefront of your travel plans using our Kennett Square online trip itinerary planner .
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  • We used to live in southern New Jersey and visited the gardens often. We now live in Michigan and returned after 20 years. The garden/gift shop is the best we have ever seen. My wife found and bought ...  more »
  • We attended the Fireworks & Fountains 2018 Hooray for the Red White, and Blue performance that was THE MOST SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS DISPLAY we have EVER experienced anywhere! The music, water fountains ...  more »
  • I have been to Longwood several times even once in early January for their laser light show which was great. This year we took advantage of a gift card and elected to visit July 1st and made reservati...  more »
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  • A fantastic well-designed and we-executed garden! The glorious flower walk, huge enchanting conservatory, fabulous fountains, long walk way in the woods. There are exotic plants, flowers and fruits that kept giving gushing delights — I’m a flower lover and a long time gardener, I’ve visited many gardens, Longwood garden is still so much fun to visit and to learn: the color scheme of the flower in blooming at the same time; the amount of flowers that are layered and integrated with one another; the change of foliage and proportion; the repetition established with colors and textures. I was in awe the whole time, really appreciate the master designers and hardworking team who takes such a good care of the garden! This is truly food for soul!
  • If you are a gardener you will LOVE this place. We were blown away. Even if you just like to stroll through beautiful surroundings you will like it, but a gardener could spend hours here. The fountain show is a spectacular sight to see, so try to time your visit so you can see one. It's a big place, so be prepared to walk a lot. The paths are wide and paved, so very wheel chair accessible.
  • I didn't know what we were getting in to when we pulled up. But we fell in love. I took my young children who adored running through the gardens, dancing by the fountains while the music played and playing around in the children's garden in the conservatory. This place is gorgeous and full of history. There is so much to see too. We spent four hours and still can go back and see things we didn't see. This place is worth the money for the peaceful atmosphere alone. Go check it out. I recommend it.
  • Longwood Gardens is simply outstanding. 1. Variety of flowers and plants is awe-inspiring. Wide variety of flowers from lots and lots of tropical origins can be seen. 2. The greenhouse is even more amazing and deserves it's own separate visit. 3. The fountain show at night (9:20 pm) is the cherry on the cake. No words to describe - needs to be seen to be believed. 4. Good variety of food choices in cafeteria. 5. Friendly staff.
  • I went here last year with my family for the first time, and I have been thinking about it ever since! We loved going here; sure there is an admission fee but it was worth it to spend the entire day at such a magical day!!! There is an area that looks like the Secret Garden, there is a Japanese inspired area, a few meadow trails, some “woods” short trails, so many beautiful fountains, a huge “greenhouse” filled with succulents,lily pad ponds and everything in between- I don’t know how they were able to design such a wonderful place but I swear if I lived closer I would buy a membership in a heartbeat!!! If you love nature and would like to try a nice variety of short trails this is the place for you! I cannot stop raving about it to anyone willing to listen!
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