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Longwood Gardens

Route 1, Kennett Square, PA 19348
610-388-1000
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Granbury, Texas
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

This place is called the Longwood Gardens, Wow, it is much more than just some gardens! We spent four hours here and just barely scratched the surface of this magnificent layout of gardens and displays. We even had a 30 minute concert from a gorgeous pipe organ. Amazing instrument in a beautiful performance hall, all here in "the gardens" There... More

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Horsham, Pennsylvania
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83 reviews 83 reviews
22 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

There is so much to see at Longwood Gardens that I suggest you see it over several visits. However, if you do not have the opportunity to visit more than once, start with the Conservatory. An endless greenhouse filled with something for everyone including children. The Conservatory's children's garden is whimsical and fun for kids of all ages. Something enchanting... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The conservatory makes this garden alone but it's all a delight. Such variety of plants and wonderful layout. The restaurant, 1906, is wonderful too, they serve several items grown on site and many unique dishes.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Loved it here...very well kept.. lots of people but it's soooo big you won't feel crowded...gift shop a bit over-priced, but so what! Go later...the crowds thin out!

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Virginia Beach
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Longwood Gardens are both beautiful and very large. We visited on Sept 26, 2014 and spent 7 hours there and still did not see everything. My wife wasn't sure that she wanted to make the drive from Virginia Beach but was glad that we did.They change out a lot of the flowers depending on the season so anytime is good... More

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Carmel, Indiana
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

We visit family in the area and always try to include a trip to this fabulous estate. They change flowers and displays on a seasonal basis and I've seen spring, winter, and fall. There are 20 indoor and 20 outdoor gardens/conservatories. They have a musical water display and at Christmas the displays are breath-taking. The grounds are over 1,000 acres... More

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

This attraction is fuel for the soul. You hear birds, crickets, water, trees blowing in the breeze, and the wind itself. It offers all the sounds of environmental nature. You feel the wind and sometimes the moisture of the mist from the water and can touch a plant. You see the most magnificent color, shapes, and sizes of all plant... More

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River Edge, New Jersey
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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This garden is so beautiful and big too. The flowers are amazing. There are fountains. Lot of green soft grass to walk on with barefoot.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Well worth the trip to these beautiful gardens. Noted as one of the top ten to visit. So many colorful flowers and perfectly manicured gardens. The vision of Pierre du Pont and his love of nature was unbelievable. How lucky we are to be able to enjoy this many years later. The walking paths are easy and everything was marked.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 via mobile

I undertook a four hour round trip from New York to see these gardens marketed as one of the best in the US. I sincerely hope they are not as there wasn't anything particularly exceptional there. The garden of any decent country estate in England overshadows the place by a long mile. Nevertheless, I guess it is not a bad... More

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