"Longwood Gardens" Top 5 Page for this destination Kennett Square by acemj

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Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is only about a 45 minute ride from Philly. However, other than a Dairy Queen that I visited, I couldn't tell you much about the town outside of the world famous horticultural masterpiece that is located there. Somehow I lost a bunch of pictures from Longwood Gardens, but hopefully this page will give you a taste of all there is to explore. Longwood is open year-round and I'm looking forward to visiting again in different seasons to see the many faces of the place.

It was the vision of the famous industrialist Pierre du Pont and today is considered one of the world's premiere horticulural displays. There are over 1000 acres of gardens to display with over 11,000 types of plants, many fountains, a conservatory and great paths to explore.

The garden is divided into an East and a West Garden. Some of the highlights of the East Garden include:
The Open Air Theatre
The Peirce -du Pont House
The Italian Water Garden
The Rose Arbor
and more

The West Garden features:
The Topiary Garden
The Sundial
The Main Fountains
The Chimes Tower and Waterfall
The Eye of Water
and much more!

The park is popular for weddings and photo shoots of all kinds (like a VT photo shoot). It's open everyday of the year at 9am. Some of the displays are open until later than others, so check out the Longwood Gardens website for specifics. For internet-based driving directions, use 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA 19348 as the address. The website also tells you how to arrive via public transportation.

  • Intro Updated Jun 19, 2005
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  • no1birdlady's Profile Photo
    Aug 8, 2006 at 2:53 PM

    Nice page on Longwood Gardens. I just visited there and finished my page on it on VT. I want to see it other times of year. Wish I were closer!

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Jul 17, 2005 at 12:43 PM

    Very nice page on Longwood, have been there many times and love it every time as much as the last! Great job, info and photos Mark! :o)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Jun 19, 2005 at 9:32 AM

    Nice info on Kennett Square. Interesting fountains. I don't know a tulip from a begonia either.


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