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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-388-1000
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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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Orlando, Florida
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69 reviews 69 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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Buckley
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65 reviews 65 reviews
12 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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157 reviews 157 reviews
75 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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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Orlando, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I am not a gardener and I went based on advice from friends. The day turned out to be surprisingly very worthwhile. I would have to say that seeing the three tree houses was my favorite part. My husband loved the bonsai and the water lilys. I live in Florida and came home with several ideas for color in my... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The gardens were expansive and unique. They had a lot of color, despite not being the peak season for many of their flowering plants. BUT, the FOUNTAINS were truly impressive and they had lovely entertainment the evening we were there with local entertainers performing on one of the fountain stages. They also had fountain shows to music various times of... More

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Palo Alto, California
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130 reviews 130 reviews
45 attraction reviews
340 helpful votes 340 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Longwood Gardens is one of the DuPont estates in the portion of the Brandywine valley spanning the Delaware-Pennsylvania border from Wilmington up to US-1. There are four main DuPont related historic attractions open to the public in this area. Two of the sites (Winterthur and Nemours) are mainly mansion/museums with Nemours also encompassing a Versailles style garden. Hagley is the... More

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

It has been years since I last attended the Fireworks and Fountain show at Longwood. I was not disappointed - it was beautifully choreographed to the music. The event is very well organized, much better than when attending 6 years ago. You can rent chairs for $5 and even come early to set hem up in a prime select position... More

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Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

An amazing day spent at Longwood Gardens. So beautiful, and very friendly staff. Ate at the sit-down restaurant there, delicious meal. A bit pricy but worth it!

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