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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 25 July 2016 via mobile

Plenty to see. Even on an extremely hot day, we made it through the gardens. Our favorite spots were the tree houses and the Italian water garden. Enjoyed the organ in the conservatory. Would like to try the night garden and in the spring.

Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Seeing the changing seasons in these gardens is a treasured experience, even though I'm fortunate enough to live in a particularly attractive part of S.E Pennsylvania. The addition of the meadow walks is a great improvement and a treat for bird watchers. Be warned though,...More

Thank 7catspeople
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

When planning a week-long trip that would take us from central PA to Washington DC, my kids had one request: visit Longwood! We lived in the area 10 years ago and all have very fond memories of our visits there. We were not disappointed. While...More

Thank Marihopewell
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

It is awesome to be able to enjoy a Victory beer or glass of wine along with great live music at the Beer Garden at Longwood Gardens. I just wish it was open more often and that Longwood Gardens was open late every day! It's...More

Thank mysticaltravellers
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Pierre Duponts 100 plus year old Longwood is one of the finest gardens in America, evocative of the fine European estates, the Gardens are sensational. The old home is a fascinating glimpse into the life of this amazing philanthropist. the Arboretum is a marvel of...More

Thank gohorns034
Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I am not normally a plant person. But Jon our tour guide made the obvious a lot of fun. I saw some absolutely gorgeous flowers and plants. I still don't know the names but my memory of them was enhansed by John's pointiong out what...More

Thank GeorgeDubiecki
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We enjoyed our visit, but based upon other gardens (Atlanta and St. Louis) that we have visited we were a bit disappointed. The gardens had great indoor plants and flowers, but the outside did not seem as lush as other gardens, probably because it was...More

Thank TravelerT796
Reviewed 25 July 2016

My family can spend hours walking around this magnificent place! We visit every time we are in the area. You won't want to miss this one.

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 25 July 2016

Beautiful Gardens. Be prepared to spend the day. Try and pick a day with nice weather as there is a lot of walking around. The fountains are gorgeous.

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I took my mother to Longwood Gardens for our first time. We picked our way through on a hot day and loved the diversity of beautiful garden and pond areas. There are also many tree houses and meadow paths on the property. Bathrooms and benches...More

Thank Lauren S
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28 December 2017|
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Response from FdLvr | Reviewed this property |
If you can get there when there is about an hour or so of daylight, you can visit the conservatory and extensive indoor gardens, then have the evening to enjoy the outdoors and spectacular lights at night.
Kathleen C
12 December 2017|
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Response from michaelkmccarty | Reviewed this property |
We went yesterday, about 25 degrees, a little wind that really bit you. Wear layers, hat, and scarf. We stopped indoors when we could and fireplaces when available. Wasn't too terrible. It is winter!
Mary M
22 November 2017|
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Response from carrabinieri | Reviewed this property |
You might check Groupon but I have not seen or heard of any discount coupons. Arrival time depends on what you want to see. If there are special events during high volume times, you will have to get a time tickets. You... More