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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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Limerick, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Whether you are into horticulture or not, Longwood Gardens ranks right up there with Valley Forge as must-see attractions in suburban Philadelphia. It has been over a decade since my last visit, and this time around there was something new: an expanded meadow garden with access to the Webb Farmhouse, which is over 200 years old and restored to pristine... More

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Longwood Gardens is a wonderful place to visit, for all ages. Visiting in all seasons showcases the various flora and fauna that flourish in the region. A late August visit brought towering lilies, and tons of butterflies. The water lily is not to be missed! Leisurely explore the conservatory, and smell the myriad smells!! A visit to the Children's Garden... More

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Wye Mills, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect during Late August at the Gardens, however, we were pleasantly surprised. Outdoor areas are beautifully landscaped and there are many species in bloom. The conservatory is magnificent!!! We spent about 4 hours at the garden and we wish we had had more time. We made a point to watch the hourly fountain show (thus... More

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Wash. St.
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I'd heard about Longwood Gardens several years ago and knew I must visit. It is huge and beautifully maintained. There are aquatic gardens, perennial gardens, a huge 4-acre conservatory filled with amazing plants, an Italian garden, tree houses, topiary, a vegetable garden, test garden and so much more. Nice cafeteria for lunch. They have fountain shows a few times each... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spent a day at Longwood during the first week of August and it was absolutely incredible. We have visited gardens all over and the design of the various gardens and variety and maintenance of all the plants make this one of the best gardens in the entire world! Be prepared for a lot of walking but there are many beautiful... More

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Edwards, Colorado, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I'm a huge fan of botanical gardens anyway, but I think just about anyone could enjoy an afternoon at the gardens. The conservatory was our first stop. We were able to catch the organ demonstration including the William Tell Overture... a highlight for sure! Water lilies were amazing, fountains were fun to see, and the DuPont house was a great... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

I make an annual trip to Longwood to see the Christmas lights which are absolutely amazing! This year I stopped in to see the summer foliage. It is equally as impressive and moving forward will be on my summer hit list. It is just beautiful to stroll the grounds on a summer day and doesn't have the lines or traffic... More

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Yardley, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Longwood Gardens is a great place to learn about trees, shrubs, flowers, etc, or just to take a stroll and take in the beautiful grounds and all the surroundings. The Meadow Garden was a nice addition and seeing nature in its natural habitat is fascinating. We witnessed birds and butterflies of all kinds, and turtles, frogs, and fish in the... More

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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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77 reviews 77 reviews
74 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Our second visit to Longwood Gardens and we will be returning. The place is so large, we can only see a small piece of it during each visit. I recommend the nearby restaurant Two Stones Pub and wine tasting room at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery.

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Ridgefield, CT
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Totally impressive for the gardening neophyte or jaded traveler. There is simply nothing quite like it in publicly accessible hands and it would take billions to duplicate! Kids will love the topiary garden, Italian water garden, conservatory, and lily ponds. Well worth a detour if traveling down the NJ Turnpike past Wilmington, but be sure to allow at least 2-3... More

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