Beautiful. I wouldn't recommend going on a hot day though, it is a lot of walking. Other than that, there isn't anything wrong with this place. It's beautiful, relaxung, romantic. Absolutely love it.
Guys like it too! (And non-gardeners).
It's such an amazing garden than non-gardeners, men, women, children... everyone seems to enjoy it. It really is the only garden that I don't have to drag the men in my life to go and see. I visit several times a year, since so much changes seasonally - and it is worth a 3 hour drive. (Actually we just moved and now it is 1.5 hours away, but we used to commute over 3 hours to see it all of the time.) I can't recommend it enough!!
Beautiful in any weather, any season.
Longwood is absolutely beautiful! The new East Conservatory (which is now open, in response to the negative review) adds even more interest on cold or rainy days than before and there are 3 more conservatories soon to open including a Children's Garden. The floral displays are beautiful and on a very large scale. Spend two days if possible because there is so much to see. Also, be sure to check out the fountain displays which run daily. On summer evenings they are timed with lights and music, even fireworks several times throughout the summer. These are brilliant displays definitely worth watching. Definitely visit Longwood Gardens.
Flowers and plants as far as the eye can see.. In Short Old-timers refer to Longwood Gardens as "Du Pont Gardens," after industrialist Pierre S. du Pont, who created the 1,050-acre estate, complete with lavish horticultural displays. One of the world's premier destinations for the florally inclined, it encompasses 20 outdoor gardens, 20 indoor gardens, four acres of heated greenhouses and 11,000 different types of plants. Longwood is open every day of the year and attracts more than 900,000 visitors annually.
During my recent visit in late January, 1/2 of the conservatory was closed for rennovation and the Terrace Restaurant was also closed for repair. Yet, Longwood gouged visitors the full admission price for just half the attractions. Why didn't they compensate for half of their facility being closed by also reducing their hefty admission price of $12?
Heaven in PA.
This is the most beautiful place I have ever been. It is so serene, and peaceful that you almost forget that we are living in such troubled times. Try going for Christmas.......it will shake the Bah Hum Bug out of any scrooge!!
Good for all occasions.
Longwood garden is different everytime you visit it and it is hard to describe the place as it is composed of many mini-gardens that present various themes from season to season. Traveling to the place can be a major pain but the trip is definitely worth taking!
Take Time to Smell the Flowers.
This is a tough category because the attractions are so diverse, I mean, sometimes you are in the mood to do some gamling amidst the lovely gaudiness of Atlantic City and other times you are in the mood to slow down a little bit, or stop altogether, and take time to smell the flowers. If you are in one of these moods, then there is no better place than Longwood Gardens, beautiful year round, with fountains in the summer and a gorgeous display of lights and seasonal decorations during the Christmas season. It would be a shame to live in this area and never visit Longwood.
A Place for All Seasons.
Any season of the year you'll find beauty at this fantastic garden. Christmas is especially wonderful. We're from TX and find this to be a place we enjoy returning to when in area.