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Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

(4.8/5 based on 2,800+ reviews on the web)
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. Plan to visit Longwood Gardens and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Kennett Square attractions using our Kennett Square tour planner.
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  • Everyone who visits this area must go to Longwood Gardens. There is a special reason to go during every season. 
  • The Gardens are marvelous! I live about two hours away, but still keep buying a membership every year. The grounds are meticulously maintained, the landscape is extremely well done, the fountains are ...  more »
  • My wife and I went there in md-December to view the light display and go through the conservatory. As expected, it was very crowded, but the advanced ticket purchase worked very well. Walking around t...  more »
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  • Wonderful place to spend the day. You can walk all day and still not cover it all. Indoor gardens, outdoor Gardens, it's all lovely. The children's garden is adorable. There's also adult sized tree houses scattered across the grounds. The fountains in the Italian garden, the lily pond. . .it's all lovely. Pictures speak louder. See below
  • This is this most beautiful and exceptional garden I have been to. The sheer variety of plants and exhibits is breathtaking. Even though the fountain park was under renovation, there was still so much to see and admire. The conservatory is vast and the Italian water gardens are beautiful. I enjoyed the forest walk extremely, and the meadow holds a great view. Would no doubt recommend to any garden enthusiasts or to anyone who wants to appreciate nature.
  • Longwood Gardens is one of my favorite places for a day trip! They have so many seasonal installations to see and a variety of themes and festivals throughout the year. The 2016 Nightscape exhibition was beautiful and certainly worth the price of admission. Annual passes are also available and definitely worth it if you plan to go more than a few times in a year. Oh, and everything smells amazing!
  • No matter what time of year you visit, you will always find a new way to spend the day surrounded by beauty. After two visits, I purchased a year membership. It never gets boring! Lovely gardens and such a welcoming facility.
  • Beautiful gardens! The membership is well worth it for locals. It's a wonderful place to go take a walk, take photos, see special concert events, and holiday lights. The food and gift shop are fairly expensive, but considering its mostly aimed at tourists that's not surprising. It can be very crowded since it is so popular with tourists, but further reaches of the gardens stay quiet.