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Longwood Gardens

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1001 Longwood Rd
Kennett Square , PA , 19348
Phone: 610.388.1000
39° 52' 16.2804" N, 75° 40' 30.558" W
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Experience the world of Longwood Gardens . . . a place to see dazzling displays that elevate the art of horticulture . . . a place to enjoy performances that inspire . . . a place to watch majestic fountains spring to life . . . a place to relax and reconnect with nature. Discover our storied heritage and the indelible mark of our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, which guides us today. Explore one of the great gardens of the world, from our 4-acre Conservatory to the splendor of our outdoor gardens spanning 1,077 acres. Step out of your world and into ours . . . where the living things that surround you make you feel more alive.

One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship.

Our Gardens are a living expression of all that our founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.

Our Rich History

Years before it was a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.

Creating a Vision for the Future

Our ability to be leaders in public horticulture lies in our deliberate planning and adherence to the principles on which we were founded.

Whether a homeowner, hobby gardener, artist, horticulturist, or landscape professional, you will find something to help you grow.

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Go on a Virtual Field Trip
PUBLISHED

Discover the fascinating world of carnivorous plants in this online field trip, designed for grades 3–8.

Academic
Nature
Late Elementary School
Middle School