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

Longwood Gardens, Kennett Square

(3,000+ reviews on the web)
Garden
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.
Create a full Kennett Square itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Kennett Square

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. 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.

Plans in Kennett Square by other users

9 days in Vermont, Kennett Square & Harmony BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, relaxing, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 2 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 4 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Kennett Square BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • I guess I have to start by saying WOW! My husband and I visited Longwood Gardens this past Sunday because I absolutely love horticulture, every inch of this massive place is set with beautiful plants,...  more »
  • We visited Longwood during the 2016 holiday season (in a day that also included Winterthur nearby), and found the gardens beautifully lit by the many colored lights of their Christmas displays. In add...  more »
  • Neither words nor pictures can come close to capturing one of the most beautiful gardens in the country, if not the world. This place is a treasure. Walk the grounds, meander thru the gardens and cons...  more »
Google
  • Just an amazing place. It is beautiful, peaceful and interesting history. Strolled throughout the different gardens all day and still did not see it all. Many different scenic areas you can sit and relax. Make sure you get a map and list of events. We saw a play at the open air theatre which was a splendid way to end the visit.
  • We used to live a half hour away; now we're an hour away. We still buy a membership every year. It is well worth the money. The new fountains are beautiful. They have reopened the we walk way above the pump house. Lots of great events this year. I still love the Italian water garden there best.
  • This was my first visit to the garden and I must say I was not disappointed. Totally worth the expensive entry fee. The conservatory is just BEAUTIFUL. A beautiful place to visit on a sunny day. We did wait till 9.15pm for the famous water fountain show but didnt like it much. We spent almost 5hrs but were still not able to cover the garden. Need to visit again. Go with a comfortable pair of shoes as you will have to walk a lot.
  • If you have never been here and you are within 2 hours driving distance, you are missing out on one of the most beautiful and relaxing destinations in the world. My family has been bringing me here since I was a baby and I became a member years ago on my own and have gone multiple times every single season without ever getting bored. This is a great place to explore, to walk alone and think or spend time walking with friends, to lay out in the sun, to read a book, to learn rich local history, to take a date, or to just "take it all in." Longwood Gardens is one of the most famous gardens in the world for a reason!!
  • Well maintained and beautiful gardens. Lots of variety inside the conservatory. You can easily spend the entire day over here in quite and calm environment. There is a special kids area too inside the conservatory which is lot of fun for kids. Well worth the visit. This was our second visit and I must say we were not disappointed...