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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 3 days ago via mobile

Took a 3 hr drive from New Jersey to Longwoodgardens. It was absolutely stunning. So many lights and beautifully put up. There was warm up tents, where you could purchase food and drinks ( bit expensive but tasty) . Several fireplaces spread out to warm...More

Thank nysteffi
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This place never disappoints. No matter what time of year! The Christmas lights are beautiful, the decorations inside are stunning. In the warmer weather the grounds are wonderful. Put this on your list of must see.

Thank Jill M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have lived in PA for 12 yrs and in fact lived in Bucks County for 8 of those years but we had never visited here before. I have a friend who goes twice a year and after seeing her pictures I decided we had...More

Thank Lisa S
Reviewed 3 days ago

Arrived yesterday (Sunday) at about 2:30pm so it wasn't all lit up yet. Walking through the Conservatory felt a bit like being herded like cattle. VERY crowded, congested with strollers/double strollers and slow moving along the paths. The dining experience at the Cafe was less...More

Thank AppleCody
Reviewed 4 days ago

Not being from the area, we had heard so much about Longwood Gardens at Christmas. What we got was pretentiousness at its best. They are charging $30 per person to walk through a pretty greenhouse and some lit trees ( Really, come on, what city...More

Thank michele b
Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I were on a group tour from Lancaster, PA which included this attraction and two others. The Christmas spirit was captured here in the various lighting displays and decorations. When the sun went down the lights were simply breathtaking. This time of...More

Thank Greg M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Walking through Longwood Gardens three seasons of the year is always enchanting but Christmas time is quite special. It's pure magic with its endless display of cyclamen and poinsettias in all colors including gold, which I've never seen before. A tree of succulents and one...More

Thank pavlovich123
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

What a great start to the Christmas season. Thousands of lights outlining outside trees. The real treat is inside the conservatory. Pointsettias in many colors and in abundance. Even a tree entirely of orchids. Organ concert with a sing along of Carole's another treat. Cranberry...More

Thank Janet D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beauty abounds at Longwood’s French inspired holiday display. In a nutshell here is what you can see: o “Thousands of poinsettias, magnificent trees, and fragrant flowers transform the Conservatory into a holiday wonderland while 500,000 lights twinkle outdoors.” o As if this were not enough,...More

Thank Marc S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We got to the gardens early on Sunday morning and headed straight for the Conservatory. Poinsettas, cyclamen, decorated trees..all gorgeous, except maybe for some of the blue-themed trees that were a bit garish. Loved the French parterre displays with cranberries, apples and walnuts floating in...More

Thank Jeanne J
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Kathleen C
12 December 2017|
Response from Sherma P | Reviewed this property |
Definitely worth visiting , although the grounds are entirely lit there's lots of beautiful displays inside as well. Just get a nice cup of hot chocolate and dress for the weather and enjoy. You'll not be disappointed. The... More
Mary M
22 November 2017|
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Response from SummerTimeTraveler | Reviewed this property |
Definitely arrive early
11 November 2017|
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Response from Grandpa101 | Reviewed this property |
Usually you can but it might depend on the day and what is going on. Best to call ahead and check