Longwood Gardens is a 1,000+-acre botanical garden located in Kennett Square, PA. We originally tried going in January for their Christmas light show, but of course, there was a snowstorm that weekend. We finally made our way down there a couple weeks ago, and it was so beautiful!
For more information about Longwood Gardens, visit their website here. On non-peak days, there is a $23 charge to enter the gardens, and the tickets are for timed entry.
The Main Fountain Garden has reopened after renovations, so we made our way there first; like the fountains at the Bellagio in Las Vegas, Longwood Gardens puts on a show with their fountains, set to music (and lights at night). We caught the show a couple times that day - for a good view, definitely get there early; people start lining up well in advance!
Next, we went through the Conservatory, a massive building with so many different themed rooms filled with plants and flowers. I probably could have spent hours just in there!
One of my favorite parts was actually just outside the Conservatory, where they had several pools of lily pads - it was so pretty!
Then we did some exploring outside - we walked past the Meadow and made our way down to the Italian Water Garden.
There are several fun structures located around the grounds, including two treehouses and this beautiful gazebo:
The last place we walked through was the Flower Garden Walk - it had so many different types of flowers, arranged by color - such a cool rainbow effect!
We spent a few hours walking around here and probably could have stayed for longer, there was just so much to see. It was a really great place for kids - our niece had a blast running around and looking at everything. We can't wait to go back in the winter to see the holiday decorations!