Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (and is sometimes referred to as the DuPont Gardens) and offers 1,050 acres (425 hectares) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres (1.6 hectares) of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children’s programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays. 

Thomas Church helped to design the gardens.

Longwood Gardens
Route 1, PO Box 501
Kennett Square PA 19348-0501
Phone 610-388-1000

This is one of the classic horticultural gardens in America. Beautiful, mature trees and wonderful perennial beds and borders throughout the grounds. The conservatory is a classic and the giant lily pads in the ponds are world renowned.

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