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1001 Longwood Rd Kennett Square, PA 19348
1001 Longwood RoadUSPennsylvaniaKennett Square19348
(610) 388-1000longwoodgardens.org
$$GardenToday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmTuesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmWednesday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmThursday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSaturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pmSunday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Experience the world of Longwood Gardens . . . a place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture . . . a place to enjoy performances that inspire . . . a place to watch majestic fountains spring to life . . . a place to relax and reconnect with nature. Discover our storied heritage and the indelible mark of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, which guides us today. Explore one of... the great gardens of the world, from our 4-acre Conservatory to the splendor of our outdoor gardens spanning 1,077 acres. Step out of your world and into ours . . . where the living things that surround you make you feel more alive.

Longwood Gardens is nestled in the heart of the Brandywine Valley in Kennett Square, PA.
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Vast collection of vibrant flower gardens, a greenhouse & fountain shows plus student courses.- Google
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"Amazing christmas display....must go!"
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Sade Sharee
a week ago
This place is so relaxing...Just inhale and exhale all the fragrances and feel the euphoria. If you love nature, this is the place to visit. I think the daytime is the best time to go when it's less crowed. Explore! Get an early start, follow the paths and take a brake at their dining hall because the food is great for all. You'll have a ball taking creative photos of the plants with your friends and family.
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T Ross
a week ago
All I can say is you have to go the experience was AWESOME!!!!!!!! You can visit Longwood Gardens anytime of the year. I wish they had more name tags to know what I was looking at. But even still I had a wonderful time. The staff was very nice and knowledgeable. Looking forward to a fall trip. I would rate this a eight but there is none.
Rebecca Mendoza
3 weeks ago
This place is awesome. So beautiful, magical. I first visited with my husband back in the '70s returned again in the '90s. I've enjoyed myself everytime. DuPont did a magnificent job. I can't single out one part of the gardens as "the best" There aren't enough hours in one day to see everything.
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Leonard Emiola
a month ago
Beautiful garden. Perfect for taking your children or significant other. Romantic environment. I hear it's also beautiful at Xmas. W
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Gerardo Aponte
3 months ago
Those into flora or photography will be in heaven if they go to Longwood Gardens. Is Beautiful gardens that seem to go on forever and ever with and huge greenhouses that look like a labyrinth inside we can find lot of flowers, plants, bonsai. Beside the gardens you can also enjoy the lesser visited parts of the gardens that are worth seeing are the following: The tree houses, the woods, and the house/museum. Even the gift shop that is very fun to walk through. There also a few wellspring they awesome to watch and a few lake that very cute. The place is huge so is a great way to walk and relax seeing a lot of flowers, tree plants etc. But if you are feeling lazy and don't want to walk there also a video cafe where you can see a few of the stuff of the garden. They also have a cafe, where they sell their own products. If you a near the area and what to spend quality time with Mother Nature you should visit this place.
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Barbara Sunderland Rives
3 weeks ago
I have liked Longwood since the spring of 1966 when my husband took me there for our first date -- it was free then. We attended the fountain displays many times and attended concerts, etc. This visit was much shorter than I would have liked; however, I did enjoy the gift shop very much. I would love to return the next time I am here from Texas. Thank you for a lovely visit.?
Kathleen Carluzzo
4 months ago
Longwood Gardens is great in any season! I highly recommend getting a membership if you live in the area. We first went in the winter and I was skeptical about how much we'd be able to see/enjoy the place, but it did not disappoint. The entire conservatory is open in the winter (and it is massive), and the grounds were all decked out for the holidays (we went just before New Year's). Trees were wrapped with lights for a cool effect, the treehouses were open, and there were lit trees floating in the ponds. In the spring, we've been going to LG for long walks around the meadow, and stopping by the new flowers and other features that seem to be cropping up weekly on the main grounds. Recommend going early in the morning in peak times, as the lines get long around noon.
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Carol Harkins
8 months ago
We visited Longwood Christmas with my mother. While she is ambulatory, we knew that the amount of walking that would be required to really see the displays would be beyond her comfort level, so we rented a wheelchair. Everyone - from the people at Longwood's customer care center, to the Longwood employees around the property, to the other visitors - could not have been nicer and more accommodating to our first-time experience. And the sights were gorgeous! The displays inside the conservatory were lovely, with poinsettias of different hues, beautifully decorated trees, vibrant foliage. We stayed until dark to see the lighted trees. They were magnificent. Go, if you still have the chance!
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Our Bonsai Collection fascinates visitors of all ages. Learn more about the art of bonsai, and the history of our collection on our blog: http://longwoodgardens.org/blog/2015-06-09t000000/short-history-tiny-trees
The Japanese art of bonsai originated in China as the practice known as penjing. Early in Chinese history, trees and other plants were collected from the wild and grown in containers. The practice moved to Japan many centuries ago through social and economic interaction with China. Over the years, both countries developed various techniques that we continue to use in creating bonsai today. The Japanese word bonsai translates to "tree in a shallow...
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There isn’t a more beautiful season to explore Longwood Gardens and all 30+ Gardens in America’s Garden Capital than during Spring! We’re just one of many Philly Gardens (all located within 30 miles of one another!) that has tulips in bloom. Make plans to visit us and all of the Gardens that make up America’s Garden Capital at americasgardencapital.org. #AmericasGardenCapital
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Attention book clubs! We invite you to join our Community Read as we read and discuss Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer. Visit our website for a discussion and reading guide, and more! http://longwoodgardens.org/education/library-archives/community-read/community-read-toolkit #LongwoodRead
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Your imagination will come to life this summer during our new nighttime exhibition—Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience. Join us for this journey of movement, color, light, and sound. Tickets on sale in March, exhibition opens July 1.
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Looking forward to summer? Get ready for Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience, coming to our Gardens July 1. http://longwoodgardens.org/nightscape http://youtu.be/sdd8sqowFAc
On View July 1–October 31 Light. Sound. Spectacle. This summer explore the Gardens by day—and by night. Get ready for an immersive evening journey around our Gardens. You’ll encounter moving imagery and light set to music, brought to life by the natural canvas of our plants, leaves, trees, and lakes. Created by Klip Collective of Philadelphia, this innovative display will showcase never-before-seen views of Longwood at night.
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Reminder: Our Wine & Jazz Festival is this Saturday, June 6! Our Gardens will close at 2 pm to everyone but Wine & Jazz ticketholders. Tickets to Wine & Jazz are sold out.
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 Best. Summer. Ever. Tickets to Nightscape: A Light and Sound Experience and our summer lineup of performers, including Melissa Etheridge, Mary Chapin Carpenter, and The Philly POPS are on sale now! https://youtu.be/PtY-nRxWzhA 

Don’t miss out on any of these events: http://longwoodgardens.org/events-performances/music-performances-theater/summer-performance-series
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Join us Friday, March 6 for the Longwood Graduate Program Symposium, “To Preserve or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future.” Learn more: http://longwoodgardens.org/events-and-performances/events/longwood-graduate-symposium
Join us for our 2015 symposium To Preserve or Change: Redefining Heritage to Guide the Future New institutions have a responsibility to craft a meaningful story to pass on to future generations. Established institutions have a responsibility to maintain their time-honored traditions for the benefit and enrichment of the public. Or do they?
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Hey book clubs, have you heard about our Community Read? We invite you to pick up a good book and start a conversation. Start reading Braiding Sweetgrass: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Kimmerer today! Learn more about the Community Read and see our toolkit including a discussion guide on our website: http://longwoodgardens.org/education/library-archives/community-read/community-read-toolkit 
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The Conservatory will be closed today and tomorrow as we prepare our winter display. Our outdoor Gardens are open 9 am–6 pm.
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