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Longwood Gardens

Address: Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone Number: 610-388-1000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Geologic Formations, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Owner description: The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct...
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Type: Historic Sites, Gardens, Geologic Formations, Valleys, Nature & Parks, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Viewing foliage
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct gardens in the conservatory alone.
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing horticultural experience. Be prepared to walk, but wheel chair accessible. The lights in the evening are incredible. The plants in the conservatory are not to be missed. Do not forget your camera. Wonderful place for all ages. Do not miss the Treehouse Masters Treehouse. My daughter who is 42 was like a little kid when she went in the... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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6 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The orchid display was amazing and the staff was so very knowledgable. Not only are the gardens and conservatory beautiful due to the flowers but the architecture is amazing. This a gem worth the trip.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews 44 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Five stars for an impressive 1k+ acre garden that cares - it is well looked after, well designed, decorated and planted. One of the most beautiful horticulture displays around, with a very impressive conservatory structure. I have to admit I am a nut for gardens. I love traveling and always look to see if there are any worthy gardens to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

This was our third visit this year as we became members in July! The Gardens and Conservatory are gorgeous and it's been so fun to visit each season to see what's in bloom! Can't wait for tulips in the spring!!

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Kerhonkson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

We arrived just after the sun went down and were amazed by the lights and Christmas displays. It was open Christmas day and was extremely crowded. Guess many families had the same idea. I would like to go back a little earlier to see things in the light and as the sun sets.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I must have visited Longwood Gardens dozens upon dozens of times over the past 40+ years....even before there was a charge to enter! Always a fabulous destination to go on your own, with a partner, friends or to take out-of-town guests! A person could go everyday and always find something new, indoors and outdoors, year round. Go for the horticulture... More 

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Longwood Gardens is a treasure for garden lovers and the casual flower observer too. We visiting in the late afternoon and early evening. This enabled us to see the colored light show in the fountains. The topiaries are great fun, too. Stroll through the conservatory for a view of some knock-out orchids and other indoor plants/flowers.

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Delran, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My first time going to Longwoods, everyone told me to see the Christmas lights, so we decided to go Jan 10, so we wouldn't get caught up in the Christmas crowds but could see still the lights. We were highly disappointed going there. I can imagine it is AMAZING in the spring, and maybe we should have gone then first.... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I visited here with a friend to see the Christmas Lights and we were not disappointed. Arrived just after lunch on a very cold Monday afternoon. Spent time in the gift shop. We then wandered up to the Du Pont mansion and had a look around, this was a lovely house. Then down to the Conservatory where we were blown... More 

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Long Island, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

This was our third visit to Longwood Gardens. Have you ever visited a place and then when you returned weren't as impressed as the first time? Well, that will never happen here! We spent Christmas 2013 at Longwood, returned in the spring for the Tulip display which was absolutely breathtaking, and this year 2014, we returned to Longwood before the... More 

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