"Longwood Gardens" Longwood by bct341
Longwood Travel Guide: 21 reviews and 44 photos
The picture above shows the Chimes tower at Longwood Gardens, located outside of Philadelphia and on the Delaware border. A great place to go, take a walk, take plenty of pics and it is a great place to paint also.
Exquisite flowers, majestic trees, dazzling fountains, opulent conservatory, starlit theatre, thunderous organ—all describe the magic of Longwood Gardens, a horticultural showstopper where the gardening arts are encased in classic forms and enhanced by machine-age technology.
Longwood has more fountains than any other garden in the United States and compares favorably with the great water displays of Europe. Pierre du Pont was passionate about fountains and created three separate fountain gardens and an assortment of smaller water features. Today, these are being maintained, restored, and, in some cases, expanded for the amazement of visitors from around the world.
There are also fireworks displays as well. Seeing the colorful fountains with fireworks overhead is definitely beautiful.
The history of Longwood is long. But, here is a synopsis. :)
More than 200 years earlier, the land had been inhabited by the native Lenni Lenape tribe who hunted, fished, and farmed the productive wilderness. In 1700, a Quaker family named Peirce purchased the property from William Penn and soon established a working farm. Joshua and Samuel Peirce began planting an arboretum on the farm in 1798. The farm was purchased in 1906 by Pierre du Pont so he could preserve the trees, and from 1907 until the 1930s Mr. du Pont created most of what is enjoyed today. In 1946, the Gardens were turned over to a foundation set up by Mr. du Pont, and after his death in 1954 Longwood's first director was hired. Since that time Longwood Gardens has matured into a magnificent horticultural showplace filled with countless opportunities for enjoyment and learning. Longwood's Conservatory is one of the world's great greenhouse structures. It shelters 20 indoor gardens and 5,500 types of plants
- Pros:Great gardens, fountains and flowers!!!!
- Cons:too much to see haha
- In a nutshell:Great place to visit and spend an afternoon
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Written Aug 19, 2003
The Main fountain show!!!
Written Aug 19, 2003
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