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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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Kennett Square PA
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014 NEW

If you're anywhere in the area, this is a visit that shouldn't be missed. The grounds are gorgeous and the conservatory is beautiful. It doesn't matter what season you go, but Christmas is unbelievable. Get there early on a weekend morning (especially Sunday) and you can walk the grounds and meadow without a crowd. The treehouses are too cool...they were... More

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Claymont, Delaware
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

I visited Longwood Gardens on 8/29/14 as a reacquainting lunch date with my old friend and former elementary school teacher. I had never been there before and my friend said it was the perfect place for us to walk and talk. And she was right! This place is amazing. I recommend this place for a first date, a place to... More

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Vineland, New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

Beautiful foliage and flora in a peaceful environment. The Conservatory is a glass-house of natural wonders and I always marvel at the absence of noisy birds and critters here. Security (Mike and Carlyle) were friendly and accommodating here when they gave us a ride to the Farm House on the free solar-powered shuttle. Don't miss the carillon tower, but be... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went in early August, right during the full moon. This was lucky timing, as there are fountain shows most Saturday nights in the summer, and it was especially gorgeous under the full moon, reflecting off the pools. The gardens were in their spectacular glory; the Conservatory is unique in its extensive collections. Looking forward to our... More

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Limerick, Pennsylvania
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Whether you are into horticulture or not, Longwood Gardens ranks right up there with Valley Forge as must-see attractions in suburban Philadelphia. It has been over a decade since my last visit, and this time around there was something new: an expanded meadow garden with access to the Webb Farmhouse, which is over 200 years old and restored to pristine... More

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Bridgeton, New Jersey
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Longwood Gardens is a wonderful place to visit, for all ages. Visiting in all seasons showcases the various flora and fauna that flourish in the region. A late August visit brought towering lilies, and tons of butterflies. The water lily is not to be missed! Leisurely explore the conservatory, and smell the myriad smells!! A visit to the Children's Garden... More

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Wye Mills, Maryland
4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We didn't know what to expect during Late August at the Gardens, however, we were pleasantly surprised. Outdoor areas are beautifully landscaped and there are many species in bloom. The conservatory is magnificent!!! We spent about 4 hours at the garden and we wish we had had more time. We made a point to watch the hourly fountain show (thus... More

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Wash. St.
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

I'd heard about Longwood Gardens several years ago and knew I must visit. It is huge and beautifully maintained. There are aquatic gardens, perennial gardens, a huge 4-acre conservatory filled with amazing plants, an Italian garden, tree houses, topiary, a vegetable garden, test garden and so much more. Nice cafeteria for lunch. They have fountain shows a few times each... More

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Westerville, Ohio
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Spent a day at Longwood during the first week of August and it was absolutely incredible. We have visited gardens all over and the design of the various gardens and variety and maintenance of all the plants make this one of the best gardens in the entire world! Be prepared for a lot of walking but there are many beautiful... More

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Edwards, Colorado, United States
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

I'm a huge fan of botanical gardens anyway, but I think just about anyone could enjoy an afternoon at the gardens. The conservatory was our first stop. We were able to catch the organ demonstration including the William Tell Overture... a highlight for sure! Water lilies were amazing, fountains were fun to see, and the DuPont house was a great... More

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