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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...more
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1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived by bus all 44 of us and were welcomed at the entrance by staff in a most pleasant manner. We did lunch first as it was after 12. The food was wonderful and well made and served. we had an early dinner scheduled...More

Thank Chasfschre
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went on a Saturday in October, chilly but we bundled up. Still wished we had pads to use on the benches we sat on. There were lots of people on the grass below with blankets or chairs they carried in. The show was Broadway...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

There's a reason Longwood Gardens is world famous. It's just that beautiful. I have a season pass, so I can go whenever I like, or need, and because it's so close to home. Part of what's called the Brandywine Valley, it is one of the...More

Thank sylverfox198
Reviewed 1 week ago

The flowers and plants are beautiful all over. Holidays are very special with all the decorations. Nice way to spend some time.

Thank Rosanna C
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with a seven year old who loves trees, climbing them, camping near them, and treehouses... we saw THREE treehouses and she was allowed to climb the trees. There is a gorgeous lake with ducks and geese. Many windy paths alternating between formal gardens,...More

Thank BoardingPass829243
Reviewed 1 week ago

Probably the least busy time to visit. The renovated main fountains are truly spectacular and worth the trip. The flowers and plants inside the main building are always enjoyable to view. Great exercise walking the grounds and the grandkids loved all of it.

Thank MDU54
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Between the Mum Festival and natural change of colors a vibrant and relaxing experience. Cannot wait for the Cheistmas Display.

Thank Cloey D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Every season of the year is idea for a visit with intentional interest in all areas. There are shows and events in the garden bringing it to life for non garden types, Visiting all areas of the garden is accessible for both strollers, walking as...More

Thank AiredaleMama
Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely a must visit worth every penny, especially when the have a play on 1 of their stages. Absolutely wonderful.

Thank chuckees1
Reviewed 1 week ago

The evening fountain and light shows set to music, this one was all the Wizard of Ozz tunes, is a treat. Especially when fire shoots up thru the middle of the fountains.

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Barbara B
6 July 2018|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Longwood Gardens only allows a certain amount of people in at a time to keep the gardens from becoming to crowded. When I went in June, it was a rainy day and I did not purchase a ticket ahead of time because I knew it... More
John O
1 July 2018|
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Response from mimi2937 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. You will need it. Lots of walking.
21 May 2018|
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Response from SPWITT | Reviewed this property |
No you may not unfortunately