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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All the beauty of a magnificent garden without all the hard work required! I love bringing my granddaughters for walks and they thoroughly enjoy the children's area. more »
What a gem nestled in the heart of the Chester County! A little overpriced, but with so much staff they have to keep it beautiful, plus I understand it's a non-profit park. It is impossible to see eve... more »
Great place to spend the day looking at all ot the beautiful scenery and flowers!!! You can even chill out in their beer garden or pop into the cafe and grab a bite to eat!!! more »
Sara Ashley Hann
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.
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