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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...more
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1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA 19348-1913
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Reviewed yesterday

Experience changes with the seasons. That said, the Christmas display is our all time favorite and it too changes every year. Early December has the least crowding. We get there by 11:30 am, have lunch in their great restaurant, then walk the gardens. After the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Donato D
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I took my 3 young children there the first Saturday night in December and it was awful!!! Crowded cafe, RUDE customers everywhere. The displays were so crowded it was walking shoulder to shoulder everywhere (think Disney). The food was over priced and good luck finding...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sunkizz22
Reviewed 2 days ago

This former DuPont estate is a treasure to explore. Be prepared to spend several hours and wear comfortable walking shoes as you’ll cover many acres of land.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jksjds
Reviewed 2 days ago

This year is magical at Longwood Gardens..,the minute you drive into the parking, the lights of the holiday dazzle you. There are many more paths to explore with new lighting. The tree houses are fun for all to climb. The conservatory never ceases to amaze....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank deborahfalgowski
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We visited he gardens during the first weekend of the Christmas Lights exhibit, although the weather didn’t cooperate, heavy ran. The exhibits are magnificent and it is larger than we expected. We will return next year and hope for better weather. If you go and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Steve459
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Christmas displays are superb! Flowers and trees inside are gorgeous. Lights after dark are fabulous! Lots of walking, but so worth it. Cafe food was delicious too. Dress warmly!! A great experience for every season of the year!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Fraumjb
Reviewed 3 days ago

after checking the tickets online and only seeing the senior/college discount I called directly-- yes, there is 25% military discount. you must order tickets online and upon arrival go to the membership desk and show proof of military service to get the refund Enjoy !!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lorrberr
Reviewed 3 days ago

Longwood Gardens are a wonderful gem in Kennett Square. They are ever changing with the seasons and the Christmas display is not to be missed. There are over 100 acres of outdoor trails, gardens and, trees and flowers as well as an indoor conservatory that...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MLFB
Reviewed 3 days ago

I went to Longwood Gardens in December 2018 on a Saturday. I attended with my three year old daughter. There is so much to see during the holidays! The displays and lights are absolutely beautiful. The decorations in the conservatory are amazing! I especially like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank rudyboxer
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a must go if you are in the area to see the Christmas lights and decorations, both in the Conservatory and outside. Very inventive designers -- among the "trees" were one mad of library books, and another made of birdhouses. The outside lights...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Barbara B
5 July 2018|
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Response from Michelle M | Reviewed this property |
Longwood Gardens only allows a certain amount of people in at a time to keep the gardens from becoming to crowded. When I went in June, it was a rainy day and I did not purchase a ticket ahead of time because I knew it... More
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John O
1 July 2018|
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Yes. You will need it. Lots of walking.
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PenGwennie
20 May 2018|
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