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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
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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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A great day trip!

Who am I to rave about the gardens? I cannot get grass to grow in my own yard! That said, the gardens were spectacular today... lush & colorful, with blue skies and a hot sun... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

Who am I to rave about the gardens? I cannot get grass to grow in my own yard! That said, the gardens were spectacular today... lush & colorful, with blue skies and a hot sun overhead. My 11 year old daughter (who is admittedly very mature for her age) loved the displays. She controlled the map and made sure we... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We love visiting Longwood Gardens- they change their displays throughout the seasons so there is always something new to see and do. My toddler loves going as well and really enjoys the fountains at the indoor childrens garden. Brittney Bernfeld

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We were visiting friends in the area and they recommended Longwood. I love flowers and green spaces so that was perfect. It was a ridiculously hot day, which made it a bit challenging to walk around but it was still lovely. The greenhouse is well worth it and the water lilies are neat. I had never seen any like these.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This garden is exceptional with both new annuals and long established trees and shrubs. I can't praise it enough! ! Visited during the run of Nightshade, a spectacular exhibition for a garden letting you enjoy it after dark. A unique, must see for any garden affectionario.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I've been a member of Longwood for years. It's peace and beauty have never failed to leave me with a smile until recently. We stayed for Nightscapes, a sound and music show that while interesting, was not really to my taste. Longwood events bring crowds and add most of the adults walking through the grounds with beer glasses in hand,... More 

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Parkersburg, West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

i returned w/my husband after a 30 yr. absence...i had visited about 5x's as a child and it's exactly as i recall...STUNNING and in full bloom!...it was great to see it thru his eyes also!...one of our favorite sections was the student exhibit gardens...here, you see various sample gardens w/beautiful color combinations...you may also vote on your top 3 faves...the... More 

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NYC, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is a marvelous place that Pierre du Pont created for everyone's enjoyment. There are well-marked trails for walking throughout the property. In the Conservatory the plantings are all identified. After dark there is "Nightscape" (a separate charge), a sound and light presentation that uses the plantings for the screen. Everyone employee and volunteer we encountered was knowledgeable and friendly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Go to Longwood during the day to enjoy the great variety of flowers and plants, both inside the conservatory and outside. Return at night to see a unique light show, again both inside and out. One ticket allows you to come and go. There are dining options on the grounds or you can enjoy a variety of restaurants in nearby... More 

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Hightstown, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed the gardens on a wonderful summer day. Very much liked the evening light show. The display at the Large Lake and at the topiary gardens were the best.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

We visited with our two daughters (ages 9 and 7). It was an intensely hot day when we were there. The grounds were very pretty, but I would not recommend visiting when it is very hot. There is lots of walking in the sun, making it difficult to enjoy the beauty. We thought the girls would enjoy the tree houses;... More 

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Additional Information about Longwood Gardens

Address: Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
Phone Number: 610-388-1000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Kennett Square
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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