Trip Planner:   USA  /  Pennsylvania  /  Kennett Square  /  Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

Must see · Fountain · Scenic Walking Area
Create an itinerary including Longwood Gardens
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.
Improve this listing »
Create a full itinerary - for free!

Longwood Gardens reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 5.0
4,391 reviews
Google
4.8
TripAdvisor
  • long wood gardens is a beautiful place go on thrusday friday sat or sunday to see the fountians show at night on till end of october 
    long wood gardens is a beautiful place go on thrusday friday sat or sunday to see the fountians show at night on till end of october  more »
  • Amazing gardens! Even though it is later in the season there was still plenty to see. The conservatory was one of the best I had ever seen. There are so many water features in the conservatory and....  more
    Amazing gardens! Even though it is later in the season there was still plenty to see. The conservatory was one of the best I had ever seen. There are so many water features in the conservatory and....  more »
  • Gardens are beautiful, cafe food surprisingly good. We wanted to visit the gift shop for presents and souvenirs, but the stench of chemical scents on the products hit us like a wall when we tried to....  more
    Gardens are beautiful, cafe food surprisingly good. We wanted to visit the gift shop for presents and souvenirs, but the stench of chemical scents on the products hit us like a wall when we tried to....  more »
Google
  • The most exited place I've ever been this year. This Botanical garden with incredible flowers and plants were amazing experience. So many varieties of trees 🌳. So man flowers that I have never seen before. Fountain ⛲️ show also was incredible, lots of good emotions and memories from it. So if you like nature, flowers and plants come and visit. You better come here in the morning 🌄 so not to get burn under the sun. Bring hat and sun's cream to protect yourself. Lots of pictures 📸 from here will be our good memories
  • What a beautiful place! Yes, there's construction going on in one area but it doesn't distract from the whole gardens. Definitely bring your walking shoes and a folding chair. You will walk a lot but it's so worth it. Your chair is for when you sit and watch the fountain show, which is a definite must do. The Idea Garden is beautiful and so were the dahlias that were in bloom. Beauty is everywhere and the benches are placed to sit, rest your feet, and enjoy it all. We hit every area and enjoyed it all. My favorite was the Fountain show and different Lights show that are around the property. My only issue was not enough trash cans. We didn't want to miss anything so we picked up drinks and a snack and kept walking around. Then we were carrying our empty containers for quite a bit before we found a trash can to dispose of it properly. All in all..... a terrific day with beautiful night time shows to end it. Definitely a must see. If close enough, become a member!
  • We had a wonderful visit! You could spend an entire day exploring the grounds or choose shorter loops. We stayed a little over 4 hours. Most of the walking was very easy and can accommodate a stroller easily. We enjoyed a great lunch in the cafe (although pretty pricey), had great interactions with staff, and loved exploring the interior and exterior options! I felt like a large amount of time had shade available which is appreciated.
  • Cool to spend a good half day here especially to see the lights at night, I haven't been back here in forever! The water fountain light show was great, they have it on Thursdays through Sundays at night. The Illuminated Fountain Performances start at 9:15 pm and lasted about 30-45 minutes. People put seats out to save a good spot. You can see them if you stand in the back too. I think that actually is a better view and you can see everything. Loved the lollipop lights, those are so cool too (Light: Installations by Bruce Munro). They have a few different locations for these light installations you can check out, it's very easy to get lost in the dark if you don't follow the crowd. Not a lot of lights when you're walking around in the dark so make sure you know where you're headed! There's a hidden waterfall under the fountain if you walk around there. It looks pretty cool with purple lights. Ticket prices are cheaper if you go earlier, click around different times to see if you can get a better deal. Food options are quite limited and the lines are crazy long. Still a good experience overall and highly recommended!
  • Stepped out of my comfort zone for this one and I was pleasantly surprised. I'm not the outdoorsy type but this place was definitely nice. In my humble opinion the fun happens at night.That's where it really shines (Pun intended).The field was lite bright and the fountain show was paired with music and a choreographed light show. Unfortunately on our visit a few things were closed due to renovations, but all in all I thought it was a nice outing. WARNING if you aren't aware you will probably be doing a lot of walking. Please please please wear a comfortable shoe.

Plan your trip to Kennett Square

  • Get a personalized trip
    A full day by day itinerary based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place. Everyone on the same page.