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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
+1 610-388-1000
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The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct gardens in the conservatory alone.
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good10%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fountain show” (110 reviews)
“main fountain” (50 reviews)
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Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
+1 610-388-1000
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My mom & I came to Longwood Gardens one hot afternoon. My mom had been the new fountains earlier this month & thought that I would enjoy them. I was so impressed with the fountains & the new gardens! And the new fountains display is...More

Reviewed yesterday

We have an annual membership and have been to Longwood Gardens many times. It is different in every season. Our most recent visit was the end of June and we finally got to see the renovated fountain gardens. I've always loved the Italian fountains at...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The show was wonderful- very entertaining set to various songs from movies. Star Wars, ET, Pirates of the Caribbean etc. fireworks combined with the water and colored lights were very cool. Two things that were disappointing is that flash photography was permitted, so throughout the...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great light show marred by the general incompetence of the staff in handling logistics. This includes 1906, their fine dining restaurant which did not honor a reservation made in May. Shameful.

Reviewed 2 days ago

Arrived at 1:30 and left when it closed. The gardens are old and very well developed and cared for. the docents are quite knowledgeable and helpful. Very well done conservatory and the fountains have been redone and provide enjoyable shows. Food service is a bit...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The new fountain they have is a must see! You feel like you are in Italy when you are walking through the garden's fountains. The gardens are immaculately kept and the greenhouse plants are incredible. It is fairly large and a good place for families...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

Longwood Gardens is one of the finest arboretums, beautifully designed gardens in the USA. Beauty greets you everywhere. Whether the meadow, the allées, the magnificent fountains, or the beautiful vistas, your eyes are met with grandeur and beauty. A bucket list place for even the...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The gardens themselves are very nice, but the real attraction is the nighttime water fountain show. Be sure to plan your trip such that you are there at sun-down. By blind luck, we were there when they did the fountain show accompanying Beatles music, which...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

My mom & I visited Longwood Gardens a week or two ago on a Tuesday driving from Central NJ and spending the night (we stayed overnight at Mendenhall Inn and went to Winterthur the following day, both reviewed separately). We arrived around 11:00 (had timed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a lovely Summer evening post-dinner strolling the gardens until the show began. Took in the new film about the $90M renovations - well done and thoroughly enjoyed the night!

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13 July 2017
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Response from upstate2 | Reviewed this property
Forgot to mention you need a car to get to anything i.e. restaurants outside of longwood. There are lots of places to eat nearby and you can get your hand stamped so you can re-enter after you get back from eating.
Bang X
8 July 2017
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Response from Maura C | Reviewed this property
There is a very well organized parking lot. Lots of space.
27 May 2017
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Response from Arthur F | Reviewed this property
They do not permit dogs unless they are a service dog. There are no kenneling facilities within the gardens but there are kennels in the area.