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Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

Botanical Garden
Kennett Square
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    Emily B.
    "The most beautiful and epic conservatory that I have ever visited."(9 Tips)
    Igal G.
    "Beautiful gardens and open fields.. Must see nightscape!"(5 Tips)
    Shannon L.
    "Definitely check out the fountain shows as well!"(4 Tips)
    Teresa H.
    "The Christmas display is amazing every year!"(3 Tips)
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  • Selina R.heart icon on user image
    Selina R.September 22, 2013
    Great time & a lot to see. Make sure U give Urself at least 4+ hours to see it all. When they have the fireworks show I would highly recommend n it'll be the best show U'll ever see. Well worth the $$
  • Justin N.
    Justin NachodSeptember 16, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    If it's your first visit, buy a one-day admission then consider buying a membership as you leave. You can apply the cost of your one-day admission towards the membership fee if you ask politely.
  • Anastasia G.heart icon on user image
    Beautiful gardens... My favorite are the water lilies, orchids, butterfly plants, & pond gardens near the gazebo & castle tower. But watch out for lots of poison ivy near wooded paths (see photo).
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    visitPAOctober 29, 2014
    Wander through twinkling lights, poinsettias and Christmas trees at Longwood's annual Christmas display. Beautifully lit fountains dance in a starry wonderland, and concerts are presented daily.
  • Margie G.heart icon on user image
    Margie G.August 10, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Fantastic mushroom soup in cafe. Bring a change of clothes for the kids after playing in the indoor children's garden. They do hand out towels now too.
  • Virginia H.
    Virginia HogelandOctober 21, 2016
    What a wonderful place to spend the day, or night! We recently checked out Nightscape and it was incredible! Beautifully maintained with a large variety of plants and flowers to enjoy.
  • Brie D.
    Brie DeaconDecember 27, 2013
    Such a lovely way to ignite the Christmas spirit, beautiful scenery, amazing horticulture and indoor flower displays as well as lights and a musical, water fountain show to top it all off!
  • Tracyheart icon on user image
    TracyNovember 22, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Everything here is beautiful! The cafe food is yummy, the grounds are amazing. Orchids and water lilies are my faves. Definitely go for Christmas. The lights are beautiful!
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    The Ritz-CarltonJune 15, 2017
    While you're at Longwood Gardens, take in a complimentary concert. Enjoy the Longwood Organ Academy. Check the schedule on your walking map and be amazed by this organ composed of 10,010 pipes.
  • Lenny G.heart icon on user image
    Lenny GalloAugust 28, 2022
    Quite the faculty. One of the bigger Conservatory’s with tons of plant life. Don’t forget to check out their pipe organ.
  • Ted R.heart icon on user image
    Ted RoehmNovember 10, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    Nightscape is a nice addition. Go on Thursday nights in the summer to see live music in the beer garden before it starts.
  • Cole K.heart icon on user image
    Cole KennedyJuly 26, 2021
    Without question, the most beautiful, impressive, and variable garden I've been to in the USA. You can easily lose an entire day exploring everything.
  • Cara F.heart icon on user image
    Cara FNovember 29, 2012
    This is good for photographers, artists etc. The flowers are gorgeous, and the children's garden is perfect interaction. This place is gorgeous in all seasons, and open for all. Love. MUST GO!
  • Sandra K.heart icon on user image
    Sandra KeceDecember 19, 2016
    Amazing lights at Christmas time! Take a walk around at night, but make sure you buy your tickets in advance, timed tickets are needed for entry.
  • Brandon C.heart icon on user image
    Brandon CainSeptember 3, 2019
    Beautiful garden to experience with the entire family. Plan to spend several hours here. Food is on site but pricey. Military discount is offered at ticket office.
  • Steph M.heart icon on user image
    Steph MApril 29, 2015
    Great place for kids. 3 tree houses. Indoor children's garden with water play. Grab scavenger hunt cards while you're in there. Outdoor train display in winter.
  • Tim F.heart icon on user image
    Tim FApril 5, 2015
    I wasn't really impressed by the tree houses, but the kids loved them. Main fountain display is closed until 2017. Conservatory was uniformly fantastic.
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    The Ritz-CarltonJune 23, 2016
    Longwood Gardens, with over 1,000 acres of horticultural gardens, are spectacular, but after dark during late summer and fall they are transformed with performances of light & sound during Nightscape.
    Philly.comDecember 18, 2013
    One of Longwood Gardens’ most popular seasons is right around the holidays; once you visit you’ll know why. The four-acre conservatory is transformed into a holiday light and sight spectacular. Read more
  • Didi M.heart icon on user image
    Didi McElroyDecember 10, 2015
    Dramatically beautiful and impeccably staged conservatory. The rigors of design are rewarding with epic views all around . Look up, look up! Even the glass topped conservatory has flora and fauna
  • Maddie L.heart icon on user image
    Maddie LippincottDecember 4, 2018
    Incredible place to visit during Christmas time -- the lights are breathtaking. Prices seem steep until you there -- it's totally worth it.
  • Arlene C.heart icon on user image
    Arlene CMay 27, 2014
    A MUST SEE if you are in the area! We were staying in South New Jersey and it took about 40 minutes to visit these spectacular gardens!
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    visitPAFebruary 24, 2014
    One of the world's premier horticultural showplaces, Longwood Gardens' 1050 acres boast natural woodlands, majestic gardens, conservatories, and fountains year-round.
  • Phil A.heart icon on user image
    Phil AdamsDecember 23, 2014
    You definitely want to visit at night during the winter season and see the light decorations!
  • Shannon L.heart icon on user image
    Shannon LoveAugust 15, 2019
    Children's garden is captivating for kids 18 months and older. Definitely check out the fountain shows as well!
  • Eduardo R.heart icon on user image
    Eduardo RamirezAugust 8, 2014
    The idea gardens and fruit and vegetable plants to the west side are awesome and easy to miss. Check them out.
  • Roniel T.heart icon on user image
    Roniel TesslerOctober 31, 2016
    The Disney World of gardens. Nightscape was cooler than I thought it would be. A lovely place to explore
  • George Z.heart icon on user image
    George ZinkgrafApril 4, 2016
    The greenhouse with orchids the manicured grounds with trees topiary bushes the house with with floors which allows changing of the carpets
  • Ralph M.heart icon on user image
    Ralph MeyerJune 24, 2021
    First visit to this spectacular location. Fountains everywhere, beautiful gardens, wonderful location to enjoy nature.
    USA TODAYNovember 22, 2010
    Come to this garden, about 40 miles west of Philadelphia, for 325 acres of constant jaw-dropping displays. It's famous for its fountains, but check out the greenhouse conservatory too. Read more
  • August B.
    August BJuly 23, 2010
    The grounds are breathtaking, but if you have time, stay for the fireworks. Other than Disney World, this is the BEST fireworks display I've ever seen. Dinner at The Terrace Restaurant was a yummy e
  • RJ C.
    RJ CarrollJune 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Do not miss the Italian water garden if you're there in the summer. It's a hidden gem on the outskirts of the property buy its well worth the visit.
  • Mayskieheart icon on user image
    MayskieApril 8, 2016
    If you are anywhere near Philadelphia-Delaware, and love botanical gardens... This is a MUST see.
  • Elysha J.
    Elysha JohnsonJuly 12, 2015
    A great place to unplug and admire true beauty. It's lovely. Only $10 for students.
  • Sally W.
    Sally WittSeptember 5, 2011
    One of my favorite places in the world. So beautiful. The exhibits change all the time, so it is always new and exciting each trip! Read more
  • Shannon Z.heart icon on user image
    Shannon ZuckerDecember 24, 2014
    Beautiful! Very pretty around Christmas and a great place to watch 4th of July fireworks
  • Warren D.
    Warren DuttonApril 26, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Check out the Fireworks and Fountains shows going on throughout the summer. Get there early, spread out a blanket, and enjoy an awesome show. Read more
  • Brett G.heart icon on user image
    Brett GarwoodJuly 11, 2015
    Check online for ticket deals. Great place in spring and summer.
  • Tripsetc T.
    Worth a membership if you are within 100 miles radius of this place.Great Special events,fun for all,Fireworks,Outstanding.
  • Igal G.heart icon on user image
    Igal GhitelmanSeptember 19, 2016
    Beautiful gardens and open fields.. Must see nightscape!
  • Melissa S.heart icon on user image
    Melissa SavoyMarch 7, 2017
    There's never a bad time of year to be here, but orchid season is my favorite.
  • Mayskieheart icon on user image
    MayskieDecember 29, 2022
    Seasonal events w.g. Christmas exhibit is beautiful (reservation required).
  • Vanessa R.heart icon on user image
    Vanessa RomaAugust 11, 2015
    Lovely place. Very beautiful and stunning fountain show.
  • Adam C.heart icon on user image
    Adam CernyNovember 28, 2014
    I'm 110% enchanted with this place. I will visit over and over again.
  • Visit Philly
    Visit PhillyJuly 26, 2010
    Children learn about nature with amazing plants and fun activities around every corner at the Indoor Children’s Garden, including 17 kid-friendly fountains. An extra shirt or towel might come in handy
  • Aubree Cherie
    Aubree CherieApril 23, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to Longwood Gardens and check out the current Making Scents: The Art and Passion for Fragrance. Its hands on and a lot of fun for kids! (And the kids at heart!) Read more
  • Maxheart icon on user image
    MaxAugust 12, 2018
    Don’t miss the Italian water gardens and cool treehouses!
  • A S.heart icon on user image
    A SDecember 4, 2015
    Beautiful Christmas lights - go at night to enjoy them more.
  • Alison D.heart icon on user image
    Alison DeckersDecember 6, 2015
    Absolutely breathtaking. The lights at Christmas are mesmerizing.
  • Joseph G.
    Joseph GJuly 7, 2014
    They have very nice flowers. Your date will love it.
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