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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-388-1000
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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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Bettendorf, Iowa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Amazing gardens that receive extraordinary care and attention. Everyone connected with Longwood Gardens does an exceptional job of meeting the needs of patrons. No tricks are missed. On of the great public gardens in the world!

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Reading
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

There was nothing blooming outside when we were there due to the long winter but when we stepped into the conservatory WOW!!! Overwhelmed by the greenery, colors and heavenly scents. This and Winterthur are a MUST if in the area.

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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35 reviews 35 reviews
3 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

Did a small tour before seeing the rest of the grounds. The tour explained the "Champion" trees which are old forest. The docent walked us through several meadows and gardens and although nothing outside was in bloom, the landscape architecture was interesting. Entering the Conservatory the initial reaction was the fragrance from the lilies and the warm, moist air. There... More

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Havre de Grace, Maryland
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141 reviews 141 reviews
72 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Longwood gardens is about 45 minutes from home and well worth the family membership. My two girls age 9 and 6 love it. They have been 2 times so far and want to go back for more. At this time of year the outdoor gardens are not blooming but the conservancy and the dupont house are wonderful. Kids get to... More

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Brit in Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

I have been going here for 3 years and visit many times a year. Each time I visit, there is always something new. I am never bored. It also ranks as one of my 10 year old son's favorite places. It is so relaxing especially if you go early in the day or on a weekday. The arrangements in the... More

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Palmyra, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Longwood Gardens are special. The orchid extravaganza from Jan thru March provides extraordinarily beautiful additions to the ever changing magnificent conservatory. If you like unusual flora in beautiful arrangements Longwood is a must. The azaleas and rhododendrons are not to be missed in May.

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Boston
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62 reviews 62 reviews
6 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We visited the gardens for the annual orchid show. We were blown away. The displays were absolutely magnificent. It was raining outside, but not to worry, the 4 acre conservatory was fabulous. We have visited gardens in many parts of the US, but nothing we have seen compares to Longwood. This is a don't miss attraction.

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Stuart, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

If you haven't been in a few years, it's time to visit. They have improved paradise. Staggered entry solved the infamous crowing. The price is higher, but worth it for those who love horticulture....or those who wish to be transported to another place and time. (That's what I felt like in the Conservatory.) The fountain show was charming, but it... More

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Cruso, North Carolina, United States
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

We've visited many of the top gardens in the US and Canada and we always find ourselves comparing them to Longwood. We've been visiting here for over 40 years, and it always manages to surprise and delight us. Exhibits are constantly being changed with the seasons, and continually being improved year-by-year. Gardens are very diverse, from formal Italian water gardens... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Men (surprise), women, and children all love to tour the beautiful gardens and conservatories at Longwood Gardens. The lusciousness of the flora and the artistic color combinations makes it a treat to the eye. There is much to see of Mother Nature's grandeur at whatever pace you like to set.

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