Thursday, August 10, 2017

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens is a 1,000+-acre botanical garden located in Kennett Square, PA.  We originally tried going in January for their Christmas light show, but of course, there was a snowstorm that weekend.  We finally made our way down there a couple weeks ago, and it was so beautiful!


For more information about Longwood Gardens, visit their website here.  On non-peak days, there is a $23 charge to enter the gardens, and the tickets are for timed entry. 

The Main Fountain Garden has reopened after renovations, so we made our way there first; like the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Longwood Gardens puts on a show with their fountains, set to music (and lights at night).  We caught the show a couple times that day - for a good view, definitely get there early; people start lining up well in advance!


Next, we went through the Conservatory, a massive building with so many different themed rooms filled with plants and flowers.  I probably could have spent hours just in there!




One of my favorite parts was actually just outside the Conservatory, where they had several pools of lily pads - it was so pretty!


Then we did some exploring outside - we walked past the Meadow and made our way down to the Italian Water Garden.



There are several fun structures located around the grounds, including two treehouses and this beautiful gazebo:


The last place we walked through was the Flower Garden Walk - it had so many different types of flowers, arranged by color - such a cool rainbow effect!



We spent a few hours walking around here and probably could have stayed for longer, there was just so much to see.  It was a really great place for kids - our niece had a blast running around and looking at everything.  We can't wait to go back in the winter to see the holiday decorations!

11 comments:

  1. The pictures are gorgeous! I'm glad you had a wonderful time and I can only imagine how pretty it will be for the holidays with all the decorations.


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    1. Thank you! We're looking forward to going back!

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  2. Wow, what an amazing place to visit! I love botanical gardens so much.

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    1. This place was so beautiful! I'm glad we finally got to visit!

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  3. Wow, that is so pretty! I love those pink flowers.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  4. Oh wow, this place looks beautiful! I love looking around gardens and places like that. I'm glad you had such a good time :)

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    1. Thanks! We had a great time and already have plans to go back!

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  5. My husband and I went to Longwood Gardens years ago. I would love to go back. We also went to Winterthur, which isn't that far away. It was a great "getaway" weekend.

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    1. And I meant to add—beautiful pictures!

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    2. Thank you! Yes, I've been to Winterthur, too. That's a beautiful place, as well!

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