A Longwood Gardens

A Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens

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Surrounded by tree-covered seating and Longwood’s famous fountains, the Indoor Children’s Garden provides a safe and engaging space where children can learn about nature with amazing plants and fun activities around every corner. The Garden features a Central Cove, a rain curtain and a Bamboo Maze, filled with a jungle of tree-sized bamboos for children to explore.

The Gardens truly shine during the end-of-year holidays during A Longwood Christmas — when seasonal plants adorn the grounds, fountain waters dance to Christmas tunes and the gardens glow bright with 500,000 twinkly lights spread throughout dozens of decorated trees. Longwood Gardens has a long varied history. For thousands of years, the native Lenni Lenape tribe fished its streams, hunted its forests, and planted its fields. Evidence of the tribe's existence is found in quartz spear points that have been discovered on and around the property and can be found on display in the Peirce-du Pont House on the Longwood Gardens property. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)


Most Fascinating Public Gardens in America | 8. Longwood Gardens. Back in the 1700s this place was a simple arboretum, but after Pierre du Pont bought the property in 1906 and transformed it into a horticultural showplace, thing started to become considerably more interesting in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In 1919 a 195,668-square-foot conservatory was built to house twenty indoor gardens and more than five thousand species of plants.

Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ, and a grand conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Pierre S. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship, and community engagement. (Source: artsandculture.google.com)


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