Longwood Gardens Tickets
is situated in Brandywine Creek Valley, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This amazing botanical garden is spread over more than eleven hundred Acres and houses nearly eleven thousand plants. Longwood Gardens
has lush meadows, beautiful gardens and amazing woodlands and is full of lovely flowers, unique plants and magnificent buildings. Longwood Gardens
tickets allow one to not only explore the horticulture, but different events, shows, lectures and workshops are also held here.
The history of Longwood Gardens
starts in 1700 when George Pierce purchased this property. His descendants, twin brothers Joshua and Samuel Peirce, planted the first collection of trees in 1798 and named it ‘Pierce’s Park’. By 1850 Pierce’s Park was one of the finest Arboretums in the country. The property was purchased from the Pierce family in 1906 by Pierre S. Du Pont who made it his home. Over the next twenty five years, he made great additions to it including the conservatory, the mammoth pipe organ and a huge network of fountains. In accordance with the terms of Du Pont’s will, after his death in 1954, the Longwood Foundation Inc. was set up for the maintenance and improvement of the gardens. Du Pont left most of his money to this foundations and the Longwood Foundation runs the management of Longwood Gardens
The conservatory at Longwood Gardens
is an amazing structure. It was constructed in 1919 and today it is one the world’s largest greenhouse with more than 5500 plants housed in it. There are twenty indoor gardens including the Central greenhouse, Mediterranean Garden, Tropical Terrace, Orchid House, Cascade Garden, Sliver House, Palm House, Rose House and the Orangery. Each Garden is unique with different kinds of plants and horticulture. There are twenty outdoor gardens as well. The Children’s Garden enjoys great popularity with the young ones with its attractions: rabbits, fountains, a lake and a scarecrow.
Some of the attractions at the Longwood Gardens
include The Longwood Heritage exhibit, located in the Pierce-du Pont House, which shows the history of the Gardens through historical pictures and videos. Books, gifts, plants and gardening tools can be bought at The Longwood Gardens
Shop which is situated in the Visitors Centre. The ‘Terrace Restaurant offers excellent dining and summer concerts also take place there. Longwood Gardens
also offers educational programs ranging from a three months internship to a two year graduate program in affiliation with the University of Delaware. The Longwood Organ is a 10,010 pipe instrument which has recently been restored, and was initially designed by Firmin Swinnen in 1930.
Nearly a million visitors come to Longwood Gardens
every year to enjoy the Gardens as well as the more than eight hundred shows held there every year. Educational courses, children’s shows, musical concerts, fashion shows, theatrical performances, firework and fountain displays, flower shows, and gardening exhibitions are just some of the activities that take place at Longwood Gardens. Longwood Gardens tickets
promise a journey into a spectacular world of indoor and outdoor horticulture where something is always blossoming!