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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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Hours Today: 09:00 - 22:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348
+1 610-388-1000
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a beautiful place!! The gardens are breathtaking. The fountains were awesome and the conservatory had so much to see and take in. Plenty of restrooms around the gardens and water fountains. There was also a lot of seating at various places which was nice.

Thank Kristi K
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family of 10 came to Longwood with our mom who is in a wheel chair. The inside gardens were spectacular, cool in the hot summer sun, fragrant and relaxing too. Plenty of information to learn or just stroll. Gift shop has quality items worth...More

Thank bmccandlish61
Reviewed 2 days ago

Saw "Beauty and The Beast" outdoor musical at Longwood and it was fantastic! The costumes were incredible, the symphony was wonderful and the acting was professional! We also saw the NEW fountain show and OMG, incredible!! And, of course the flowers are always drop dead...More

Thank ktturner
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We had not been to the gardens for several years and did not know about the renovated fountains and the water and music show. When the rain began we went into the greenhouses which are amazing. They have some rescue cats there to keep the...More

Thank KatNewYorkCity
Reviewed 3 days ago

Unfortunately we were unable to get into the show with the fireworks as well but the light and music show of the fountains were fabulous! The music was great. We brought a blanket to sit on and the gardens have it that the chairs are...More

Thank czihi
Reviewed 3 days ago

Spent a wonderful Friday evening watching the new fountain shows which are spectacular. I saw the British Invasion show which is set to music and was very impressed. The timing was impecable and the crowds were bareable considering it was packed. Can't wait to do...More

Thank mhobbie013
Reviewed 3 days ago

We've lived in the general area our whole lives, and for the past 4 years pretty much right next to Longwood, so I don't know why it's taken us so long to get a membership. We started going a lot more after the new fountains...More

Thank Lauren W
Reviewed 4 days ago

What can I say that hasn't been siad a thousand times. This is a must see attraction in this area! The beauty of the conservatory is beyond compare, changing form season to season. The living wall by the restrooms is innovative and like nothing you'll...More

Thank tawny1956
Reviewed 4 days ago

Gardens were beautiful,well maintained and informative. Fountain show was very nice. The room with all the organ pipes was impressive.

Thank magiclady2015
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My friends and I visited the gardens this month (August). In the summer they have fountain shows. They were lovely. The entire grounds were beautiful with winding paths, a lake, old growth trees, amazing flowers in bloom, butterflies, tree houses, a conservatory of multifaceted flora,...More

Thank Myron1947
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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
14 July 2017|
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Response from Arthur F | Reviewed this property |
They have a cafeteria and restaurant. There are also wine and beer carts by the fountains. You are restricted to the restaurants on the property unless you want to drive.
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8 July 2017|
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Response from Maura C | Reviewed this property |
There is a very well organized parking lot. Lots of space.