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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We are lucky to live within 15 minutes of this amazing place and never come away without feeling refreshed and amazed at the beauty there. We are also volunteers at the Pierce-Dupont House and enjoy welcoming people from around the world to the house where Mr. and Mrs. Dupont lived when they were at Longwood. . At this time of year, chrysanthemums are on display in the conservatory. They range from small, to giant, and the colors from yellow to purple. Soon, the Fall exhibit will magically transform to Christmas and lights at night will charm the visitors and the poinsettias will be blooming in force in the conservatory. The spring and summer are wondrous and colorful. Please plan so spend at least 3 or 4 hours exploring, photographing, and enjoying-- hopefully you will have time to stop in the lovely Terrace Restaurant for some delicious mushroom soup, or any of their other offerings. Kennett Square is the Mushroom Capital of the world, so it is the BEST. You don't have to have a Green Thumb to love Longwood Gardens!!

Date of experience: November 2012
2  Thank sunnysue114
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I've been going to Longwood since I was a child, and it's always a treat. It's near my home and we go several times a year. It has outdoor gardens of many styles, open space of different types, and different enclosed conservatories and grow houses.They change the displays in the main conservatories about every 2-3 months, and the outdoor gardens have their own seasons and plantings, so you get a different impression every time you visit! Christmas is a famous time to go, as they do a tremendous light display in the outdoor space, and the conservatory plantings are just spectacular then as well.However, it can get more than a little crowded. The best way to avoid the worst of the Xmas crowds is to go about 3 or 3:30 on a weeknight, go up to see the conservatory first, while it's still light, then you come outside about 5:00 as it's getting dark and enjoy the outdoor lights and fountain display. It can be VERY cold after dark, so dress for warmth, not for fashion. Recommend flat shoes, not heels--yes, I've seen mini-skirts and stilettos on girls in 35 degree temps--crazy! The fancy restaurant is really good, and can be booked well ahead of time, so make reservations early for that one, or else you're out of luck. The cafeteria-style area has good food, but would avoid at Christmas only because of crowds. At Christmas, if you don't have a membership, you have to buy timed tickets. Go online to do that early. Or consider a membership and go back a few more times! They offer fountain and firework shows to music several times a year--these are spectacular! Go in about 3 pm to park your lawn chair in a chosen location for good viewing, then view the gardens. Go out for dinner, and return later for the fireworks. There are several restaurant choices just outside the gardens or within about a 10-minute drive away.To support the world-famous statement: I was in a botanical gardens in southern Germany in 1985 and heard Germans talking about Longwood Gardens, as they were comparing the two sites!

Date of experience: November 2012
Thank Sandra V
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

I have visited Longwood Gardens during the Christmas season and in the Spring. There is something for all ages to enjoy. Wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.

Date of experience: December 2011
Thank tejida
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Reviewed November 4, 2012

We travelled to Kennett Square to visit the gardens. We were not disappointed and found them well worth the ticket entry fee. I loved the paths meandering around the grounds. The vistas were spectacular. The facilities are also excellent - good restaurant, cafe and a lovely shop. Spend at least a couple of hours here. If you go early it is possible to have the place to yourself. The only thing I didn't like was an out of control school group. We avoided the areas they were in.

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank TheDoor_isopen
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I like everything about this place. We are members and go every season for a lift. There is always something going on. The restaurant is pretty good to stop in for a soup and sandwich and to recharge. It's like a disney world for adults. If you like gardening and plants, and decor go!

Date of experience: October 2012
Thank horsinround
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