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Longwood Gardens

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
+1 610-388-1000
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In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement.
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1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
+1 610-388-1000
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Longwood has spectacular gardens both outside and inside the conservatory. The gardens change from season to season with the plantings and themes so you can go anytime of year. The Holiday season is wonderful but so is the Chrysanthemum festival and Orchid festival and Spring...More

Thank adrienneroberto
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family has been members of Longwood Gardens for 15+ years and are always delighted with every visit. The amazing renovation of the Main Fountain Garden which was completed this year exceeded our expectations. But even now with the fountains off for the winter, awesome...More

Thank Buddie98
Reviewed 6 days ago

My first visit to Longwood Gardens was about 15 years ago, which was the one and only time until recently moving to Pennsylvania this year. I thoroughly enjoyed everything the beautiful grounds had to offer back then, and my wife and I spoke of it...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A wonderful experience for all to enjoy. The seasons bring different displays throughout the gardens; the fountain show was spectacular. You must visit DuPont’s original home and the Conservatory; the Orchid room is my favorite! Live entertainment and restaurants are accessible in the gardens as...More

Thank Cam2Travel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wonderful day with the family at Longwood. We started with lunch at the cafe. Highly recommend the chili and fountain drink. Walked the food off with a stroll in the Meadow and the East Conservatory. The Chrysanthemums were wonderfully paired with live Chinese music. Don’t...More

Thank Adv4Me
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to see the chrysanthemums and were just wowed by the displays and all the effort it took to get them to bloom at the very same time. I love this place.!!! You can sit and contemplate nature, or have lunch, or check out...More

Thank CamilleNewYorkCity
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spectacular gardens and seasonal exhibits. We live five miles away and have an annual pass. The gardens, conservatory and newly renovated fountains are truly beautiful. It is a great place to take a walk with the changing seasons. The Terrace cafeteria is good!

Thank brandywinelady
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Chrysanthemums were amazing. We make frequent trips since we have a membership and know it will never disappoint. Never dreamed what they could do with chrysanthemums.

Thank BaJoh
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When I first moved to the area I could not understand why all my neighbors went to Longwood Gardens with their kids. I thought the kids would be bored just looking at flowers all day. Was I in for a surprise. We have two small...More

Thank Sara P
Reviewed 1 week ago

The remodeled and upgraded fountains add another great experience to the visit. Longwood changes displays with the seasons. Their staff can add to your experience with detailed information of how displays were created. Great outdoor concerts in the summer.

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11 November 2017|
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Response from JohnBCowgill | Reviewed this property |
It may pend on how much traffic they have. On a slow day, yes. If there is a big event or much traffic, you will want to purchase tickets ahead of time. You also must enter within thirty... More
Dariann R
5 November 2017|
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Response from Pinot R | Reviewed this property |
Hi there! We live fairly close to Longwood Gardens so we’ve never stayed in the area. I️ did look on TripAdvisor and saw there is a Fairfield Inn and Suites and a Hilton Garden Inn and Suites. They seem to have good... More
Hing T
29 September 2017|
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Response from jungleRN | Reviewed this property |
No. I think it is around $25. Per person. It is worth it.