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Longwood Gardens

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Address: Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone Number: 610-388-1000
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing foliage
Description: The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct gardens...
The garden spreads out over 1,000 acres and includes 20 distinct gardens in the conservatory alone.
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Two of us flew in from Boston for a second year in a row to visit this spectacular estate and garden. We have seen it in June and August. We took two full days to cover the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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North Andover, Massachusetts
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New Jersey, USA
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306 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Longwood Gardens is fabulous by day, but the current Nightscape attraction is dismal. Instead of seeing the beautiful plants, you see moving colored lights on plant shapes. Accompanied by crowds. Boring and repetitive.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Have not been this year, But Longwood Gardens is beautifully arranged to give you the most gorgeous views of the most beautiful plantings and arrangements. My favorite time to go is October /November because the Chrysanthemums are spectacular. the Christmas lighting is nicely done and the musical dancing fountains enchanting. You can rent a when chair if needed, but it... More 

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North Andover, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Two of us flew in from Boston for a second year in a row to visit this spectacular estate and garden. We have seen it in June and August. We took two full days to cover the place properly this time. In spite of ongoing noisy construction of the main fountain (which will be completed by spring 2017), we enjoyed... More 

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Barnegat, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Nightscapes was a great experience! We enjoyed it tremendously. If you have the time, you should definitely go and see it. Wear very comfortable shoes since there is a great deal of walking. Please make sure you make purchase tickets prior to going, or will not be allowed in.

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nanticoke,pa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Went to see Nightscape. The lights were amazing. Of course, the whole place is amazing. Just love it. The gardens, the Conservatory, the Meadow, the restaurants. We're 2 hours away and I wish we were closer. You can easily spend several days here. Can't wait to go back. It's one of, if not the, premier gardens of the world.

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

I traveled here many times as a child with my grandparents. I have wonderful memories of the gardens from my childhood. As an adult, I made the trip to share the gardens with my boyfriend. A year later we went back and he proposed to me. Now, 10+ years and 3 children later we decided it would be fun to... More 

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Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

NightScapes is an opportunity to enjoy Longwood Gardens' light and sound show. It currently runs Wednesday thru Sunday nights. There are viewing stations around the grounds. Plan to spend between 5-10 minutes at each place. We attended on a clear, cool night in August. We were disappointed that the laser lights and colors were not vivid. After watching the promotional... More 

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Longwood is my all-time favorite garden anywhere, but this adds a new dimension. I've never seen lighting technology like this... projections right on the plants and garden features. Very cutting-edge. Especially impressive are the topiary garden work, which turns sculpted evergreens into pulsating musical instruments, and the Flower Garden Drive, which makes you feel as if you're walking into a... More 

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Dresher, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Longwood Gardens is in full bloom. Got some great photos. Many changes have been made, and many more are on the way. Had a very nice lunch at the onsite Cafe, then strolled through the gardens taking many photos of the colorful floral displays.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Ever since I moved to the local area this has been one of my favorite places. Every season there is something new to see, and the special events they put on are spectacular. Nature lovers beware, you won't want to leave!

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