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Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

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1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348, United States
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Closed until 9:00 AM tomorrow (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:00 AM–6:00 PM

Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, inspiring people though excellence in, garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts.

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    Emily B.
    "The most beautiful and epic conservatory that I have ever visited."(9 Tips)
    Bev H.
    "Orchid Extravaganza is a must see!"(6 Tips)
    Ben L.
    "beautiful Christmas light display during the Winter months."(5 Tips)
    Teresa H.
    "The Christmas display is amazing every year!"(3 Tips)
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  • Selina R.

    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 $$

    Selina R. · September 22, 2013
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  • Anastasia G.

    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).

    Anastasia Giorgiova · May 24, 2015
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  • Cara F.

    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!

    Cara F · November 29, 2012
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  • Brie D.

    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!

    Brie Deacon · December 27, 2013
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  • visitPA

    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.

    visitPA · October 29, 2014
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  • August B.

    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

    August B · July 23, 2010
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  • Didi M.

    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

    Didi McElroy · December 10, 2015
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  • Tracy

    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!

    Tracy · November 22, 2015
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  • Tim F.

    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.

    Tim F · April 5, 2015
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  • Justin N.

    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.

    Justin Nachod · September 16, 2011
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  • Philly.com

    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

    Philly.com · December 18, 2013
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  • Margie G.

    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.

    Margie G. · August 10, 2014
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  • Steph M.

    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.

    Steph M · April 29, 2015
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  • USA TODAY

    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

    USA TODAY · November 22, 2010
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  • RJ C.

    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.

    RJ Carroll · June 19, 2011
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  • visitPA

    One of the world's premier horticultural showplaces, Longwood Gardens' 1050 acres boast natural woodlands, majestic gardens, conservatories, and fountains year-round.

    visitPA · February 24, 2014
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  • Arlene C.

    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!

    Arlene C · May 27, 2014
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  • Visit Philly

    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

    Visit Philly · July 26, 2010
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  • Warren D.

    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

    Warren Dutton · April 26, 2010
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  • Phil A.

    You definitely want to visit at night during the winter season and see the light decorations!

    Phil Adams · December 23, 2014
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  • Aubree Cherie

    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

    Aubree Cherie · April 23, 2010
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  • Sally W.

    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

    Sally Witt · September 5, 2011
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  • Tripsetc T.

    Worth a membership if you are within 100 miles radius of this place.Great Special events,fun for all,Fireworks,Outstanding.

    Tripsetc Travel Company · June 3, 2011
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  • Anthony M.

    The one-year family membership is a steal for the price! Family of 6 here saved on first visit. More times per year is found money.

    Anthony M. · February 26, 2011
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  • Eduardo R.

    The idea gardens and fruit and vegetable plants to the west side are awesome and easy to miss. Check them out.

    Eduardo Ramirez · August 8, 2014
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  • blake G.

    please repeat this...I must go to longwood gardens during the holiday season. . I must go to longwood gardens during the holiday season. OR you will be very bummed out that you missed it.

    blake GRANT · August 23, 2011
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  • Warren D.

    Make reservations for a sunset dinner at the 1906 restaurant. Arrive two hours before dinner and tour the conversatory as you work up a good appetite.

    Warren Dutton · March 23, 2010
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  • Teresa H.

    The Christmas display is amazing every year! Buy timed tickets on the website to avoid ticket lines during the holidays.

    Teresa H · November 24, 2010
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  • George Z.

    The greenhouse with orchids the manicured grounds with trees topiary bushes the house with with floors which allows changing of the carpets

    George Zinkgraf · April 4
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  • M Lauren H.

    A wonderful way to spend an afternoon. Or an evening in the winter if you enjoy holiday light displays.

    M Lauren Hill · January 12, 2013
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  • Sherri R.

    Each seasonal exhibit is gorgeous! I'm a member and love both the mums and the holiday displays.

    Sherri Rudnick · August 6, 2014
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  • Mayskie

    If you are anywhere near Philadelphia-Delaware, and love botanical gardens... This is a MUST see.

    Mayskie · 3 weeks ago
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  • Elysha J.

    A great place to unplug and admire true beauty. It's lovely. Only $10 for students.

    Elysha Johnson · July 12, 2015
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  • Brittani H.

    Beautiful. I visit Delaware family from NYC and we drive into PA 30 minutes to see Christmas lights. Lots of walking but serene

    Brittani Harmeyer · January 17
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  • Kelly H.

    If you have kids, bring some slices of bread for the fish in the ponds. You won't regret it.

    Kelly H. · March 20, 2012
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  • visitPA

    Today, we understand the importance of environmental conservation. That wasn't so common in 1906, when Pierre du Pont purchased this land to preserve the trees.

    visitPA · July 16, 2010
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  • Christina A.

    If you have bad allergies the conservatory may not be the most ideal place for you regardless of the beauty.

    Christina Adair · December 5, 2011
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  • Emily M.

    The Italian Water Garden is stunning and the flowers are absolutely beautiful!

    Emily Murray · September 3, 2015
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  • Shannon Z.

    Beautiful! Very pretty around Christmas and a great place to watch 4th of July fireworks

    Shannon Zucker · December 24, 2014
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  • Laila M.

    I went for the Orchid season, it was cold and not much life outside but inside was spectacular ! I would go again in an instant.

    Laila Middleton · April 10, 2012
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  • Kristen S.

    Spring is beautiful, but the Christmas greenhouses and light displays are not to be missed.

    Kristen Sweeney · February 19, 2013
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  • Rick G.

    Be sure to check out the Bruce Munro exhibit going on now. It was really amazing!

    Rick Garofolo · June 17, 2012
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  • Adam C.

    I'm 110% enchanted with this place. I will visit over and over again.

    Adam Cerny · November 28, 2014
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  • Sharon W.

    They have the most beautiful flower show every Spring. If in town check it out

    Sharon White · July 18, 2010
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  • Elle G.

    If the front doors are locked, allow yourself to face the fact that they close at 5 pm in October.

    Elle Gee · October 25, 2011
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  • Gabriel D.

    Impressive gardens - especially the Conservatory and the lily-pad ponds.

    Gabriel Del Rossi · October 10, 2011
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  • Alison B.

    The mushroom soup us divine, and the recipe is available on the website. Also, members get free stroller rental!

    Alison Bazeley · October 17, 2010
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  • Alison D.

    Absolutely breathtaking. The lights at Christmas are mesmerizing.

    Alison Deckers · December 6, 2015
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  • Vera S.

    I didn't want to go back here for a long time, but now I sort of want to again.

    Vera Shvets · October 7, 2013
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  • A S.

    Beautiful Christmas lights - go at night to enjoy them more.

    A S · December 4, 2015
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