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In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship and community engagement.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
+1 610-388-1000
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Reviewed yesterday

A wonderful way to spend the day wandering through the greenhouses and gardens. Longwood has an impressive number of different species of plants, trees and colorful flowers. The docents are very knowledgeable and helpful. The gardens and fountains are beautifully maintained; the Italian Water Garden...More

Thank Cynthia H
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Summertime flowers at Longwood are beautiful. Be sure to see the Idea Garden which is breathtaking! Enjoyed the 3, 5, and 7 pm 12 minute fountain shows, each which is accompanied by different music--a nice preparation for the 9:15 Gershwin illuminated fountain show which was...More

Thank Dawn H
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Another incredible visit to Longwood Gardens. Late summer/ early fall means everything is bloomed, all of the gardens looked magnificent. The newly renovated fountains were lovely and the visit to the Pierre DuPont home was very interesting. We've visited many times but never walked through...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 days ago

You should really plan to spend an entire day here since the grounds are extensive and there is much to see. We arrived late at 6 pm and went straight to the last talk of the season on Water Lillies I the Conservatory. Then we...More

Thank cfuller603
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You must be able to walk miles to see all, at this beautiful garden. They do have scoters available. There is no way you can see the whole garden in one day. If you only have a day, do not miss the Conservatory.

Thank Richloufoss
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Stunning flowers, amazing staff, beautiful fountains, marvelous food court. I've got to say, it's just about my favorite place to visit in the state. I'd go every week if it were closer to me. Seriously considering looking at houses in the area just to attend....More

Thank traveltheglobe394
Reviewed 4 days ago

An absolute treasure. Gorgeous! You could probably visit every day and see something new and beautiful. So wonderful to put away the electronics and let the blood pressure dip for the day. The planning, execution and maintenance of this gem in southeastern PA must take/have...More

Thank clevertravelers
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was my 4th visit here and I live in Ca. I just live it. Organized. Maps. Free tours. Special music and light shows. It took me two hours to walk it. Topiary gardens and conservatory are my favorite. Gift shop used to be more...More

Thank joy g
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Our family group representing three states, decided to explore and visit in this beautiful setting where we could stroll at leisure. What a great way to see beautiful flower gardens, water features such as the display fountains near the conservatory, and the original DuPont home...More

Thank sattelite10
Reviewed 6 days ago

An incredible botanical gardens encompassing landscape, fountains, formal gardens, conservatories, and topiaries. An incredible place year-round.

Thank Beezzz7
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17 September 2017|
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Response from lizy228 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. sorry I dont know the answer to your question. I am not local, just holidaying locally.
6 September 2017|
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Response from Crystal6648 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, yes.
11 August 2017|
Response from Ihor R | Reviewed this property |
Tough question for me to answer. The Longwood Gardens membership staff are generally very helpful and would not take advantage of you. Discuss your situation with them & see what they recommend. We go several times a year... More