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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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Los Angeles, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This botanical garden is actually considered one of the best in the world for some of its indoor gardens. They've added fantastic features for younger guests in both the indoor and outdoor gardens. One thing that sets this garden apart from many is that it began as a private residence and garden in the DuPont family, adding an element of... More

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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143 reviews 143 reviews
49 attraction reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Staying in Wilmington, Delaware, we were only a short ride from Longwood Gardens. We had been told not to miss it, and after we arrived we understood why. It is much to big to be seen in one trip, but we did hit several highlights. The kids, seven and three, wanted to see the tree houses so we started walking... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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99 reviews 99 reviews
9 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took our Dutch friends to the Brandywine and afterwards decided to come here for lunch since it is literally 'down the road'. We ate at the cafe which was typical cafeteria food but when we went exploring I was impressed. I was worried with the summer heat that we wouldn't be able to see/stand much but as usual, Longwood... More

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Everything about this attraction is great. I only wish that they offered tours of the gardens so that you see things that you might want to return to visit to explore in depth. While the gift shop is a little pricey for me, they do carry a great inventory, and the restaurant is nice.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

What started out as a three to five hour visit to see fireworks, fountains and flowers at Longwood, turned into a two day fabulous experience. From the 4 acre indoor conservatory filled with all manner of plants and trees to dinner at 1906, we loved our time in the garden! They have three charming tree houses, several fountain displays, a... More

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Orlando, Florida
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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

If you love gardens, you must take the time to enjoy this garden. Wonderful formality. The conservatory is breathtaking with many facets and changes often. Even sitting on one of the many benches for reading or observing the trees, birds, wildlife is perfection. The gift shop is lovely too and folks are so helpful!

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68 reviews 68 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

We intended to spend the week enjoying Philadelphia. We stayed in Glen Mills rather than in Philadelphia with the intent of enjoying some of the country as well as the city. A waitress in Glen Mills told us she always takes out-of-town visitors to the Longwood Gardens. After almost a week playing tourist in Philadelphia, we were ready for a... More

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Vonore, Tennessee
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166 reviews 166 reviews
82 attraction reviews
217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

My husband and I arrived at 9:00 and were let inside immediately even though we had purchased timed tickets for 9:30. Only a few people were present and we had the gardens neatly to ourselves. By the time we left at 1:00, it was busier but hardly crowded. We walked through all of the areas, except only a small part... More

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Hillsborough, New Jersey
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just the history alone at Longwood Gardens will amaze you, not to mention the absolutely GORGEOUS flower and water gardens and miles and miles of pathways with mighty trees that if you stop and think about it, have seen so much!? I really wish that I lived closer to this lovely place, for I would certainly join and be in... More

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Natchez, Louisiana
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67 reviews 67 reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Beautiful landscape filled with history. This is a must see if you are passing through this area. We also had a fine meal there as well. Nothing but good things to say about the grounds and the staff.

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