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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-388-1000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Gardens, Historic Sites, Geologic Formations, Valleys
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct gardens in the conservatory alone.
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Salem, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

Spent 2 days here! The gardens and Conservatory were unbelievable. If anyone has been to Biltmore in Ashville, NC, then you'll love this place! (Been to Biltmore many times). The conservatory is 4 acres under one roof! Perfect weather helped, but it was still great. Entrance fees were very reasonable, but food at the cafe and dining room was good,... More

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far away
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92 reviews 92 reviews
17 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

This is a nice trip to the country if you are visiting Philadelphia. The former estate of one of the DuPont family, it is a fabulous array of plants and flowers. DuPont thought that things should be displayed by what is aesthetically pleasing as opposed to putting things in categories. The result is a pleasing visual cacophony. Be aware that... More

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Green Lane, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I visited Longwood Gardens for the first time yesterday with my parents, my daughter, and my brother and sister-in-law. I had always heard good things, but I didn't know how gorgeous it was. The grounds are stunning, the variety of flora and fauna is incredible, and the DuPont house and history was interesting. What really made it excellent though was... More

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Breinigsville, Pennsylvania
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43 reviews 43 reviews
13 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This was one of our best day trips. It was a magical day. Such a huge garden extremely well maintained and cherished. The conservatory has the special displays of various types of plants and flowers. We were lucky to have a Dahlia exhibition going on and saw many wonderful flowers and arrangements that were so serenely beautiful. I loved their... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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92 reviews 92 reviews
22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We arrived just in time for the 2 o'clock fountain show at the main fountains. It was elegant and wonderful, reminding us of our travels through Europe. Then we went to the Conservatory, where we always go, to see what special displays they have. Again, we were not disappointed. The upkeep of the gardens is enormous. There is no way... More

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Blackwood, New Jersey
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

My husband and I visit every year. We have seen the grounds for all seasons and each is special in their own right. Holidays are amazing, with lights and a chill in the air. Pure beauty and inspiring. Not a fan of the food or restaurant but the gift shop has some good finds. The area is great too if... More

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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This was our first visit to Longwood Gardens. My husband and I along with two friends spent the day at Longwood. It is magical. The gardens and conservatory are so beautiful it takes ones breath away, There are so many peaceful and delightful spaces to be at Longwood Gardens. We started with lunch at the cafe and it was great... More

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Bo'ness
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27 reviews 27 reviews
8 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have family living in Pennsylvania and visit about every 9 months. Every time, we visit Longwood Gardens and I just love it. My two young grandsons, 5 and 3 years of age, have a great time and my son and his family are members because they visit so often. We have been in spring, summer and at Christmas. The... More

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Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

This property and all that is there to see and to experience is incredible and amazing and beautiful and educational...and fun and....magnificent! The staff is friendly and helpful and the propety is maintained impeccably!

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Annapolis, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Loved the gardens. They are huge, but well cared for, beautiful, lots of variety. Great visit. Staff is very friendly and knowledgeable.

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