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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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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
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
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
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
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.
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
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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
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 wouldn't be overly crowded. If you going on a nice day though, its best to get your ticket ahead of time. This is especially true if you're going to one of the evening Fountain Shows because they are crowded whether is raining or a beautiful day.