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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-388-1000
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$49*
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98%
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Geologic Formations, Valleys, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing foliage
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Owner description: The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct gardens in the conservatory alone.
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Boston, Massachusetts
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207 reviews 207 reviews
72 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

If you wanted to see a place that can transport you back to 1910, this is that kind of place. A place where people used to walk with parasols and long dresses among the beautiful plants on the grounds and in the greenhouses. This is one of the best botanical gardens in the country. I really enjoy seeing the seasonal... More

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Towson, Maryland, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My family has visited Longwood Gardens every season. Summer time is a beautiful time to go and enjoy the water fountains and tree houses. Spring and Fall bring their own beauty outside and inside the greenhouses. The greenhouses are spectacular during Christmas time. We take the Grandparents during this time because no matter how cold it is outside, the greenhouses... More

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Norfolk, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I have gone several times during Christmas, Thanksgiving, spring time and summer. our most favorite fell on her birthday which was the day before thanksgiving. We were spending our second visit at Fairfield inn and were to go hot air balloon riding the night before and thanksgiving the following day. the visit through the gardens as they... More

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Nova Lima
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

As a Brazilian I must say that for me the collection of Longwood Gardens Water-platters( Vitorias-Regias) is more beautiful than I saw in Rio de Janeiro Botanic Garden and in Para State ( Amazonia) . The collection is in pools where they have plants from Brazil, Paraguai and some Asiatics countries ! The maintenance of it is something incredible! Together... More

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Manahawkin, New Jersey
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Each time we visit Longwood Gardens we leave with a sense of awe for what the Gardens display with the change of each season. The chrysanthemums are dazzling. The one to see is the huge mound of flowers - over 1000 blooms - on one plant. The docent told us they've been working on it since 2013. It was incredible.... More

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Briarcliff Manor, NY
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126 reviews 126 reviews
27 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

What more can be said but this is a beautiful place. The gardens are spectacular, especially the huge greenhouse where you can spend ours walking through. The new meadow exhibit is wonderful to walk through. A truly special place.

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Indian Land, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

My husband took me to the Longwood Gardens for the first time while visiting our friends in Wilmington Delaware. I must say that it was just a beautiful day and what a wonderful time. I have never seen a conservatory like this before. The Biltmore House in Ashville, NC near us is not even a close comparison. The property here... More

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Lambertville, New Jersey
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86 reviews 86 reviews
45 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We went to visit the gardens around the third week of October. It was our first time being there in the fall. It was worth the trip, just for what is on display in the huge conservatory and accompanying greenhouses alone. We took lots of photos of the beautiful flowers. There was also a fountain show in the open air... More

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Long Island, NY
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

very well designed destination. something for everyone. children have a magnificent railroad and a treehouse to climb. adults a very walkable and beautiful grounds layout - our autumn visit was spectacular. there is also a historic house to visit and the Conservatory stunning. there is a respectable café to take a break, and the 1906 Restaurant truly the best meal... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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78 reviews 78 reviews
32 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There is always a surprise visiting the gardens. Now it was a gardenia flowers exhibition . Even in the cold weather it is still worthy a walk outside and then go into the indoor gardens. And never miss the mushroom soup in their restaurant. A must!!!

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