The garden was designed by a co-owner of the DuPont chemical company. A meticulous engineer, he drew inspiration from contemporary books and visits to European gardens. It grew by the addition of major features, without a controlling plan. There is a Flower Garden, a Sundial Garden, a Rose Garden, an Italian Water Garden (modelled on the Villa Gamberaia and pinpointed on the satellite image if you zoom in on the map below) and a Fountain Garden. DuPont had a special interest in fountains and used them as part of musical entertainments, in the manner of Versailles. The conservatory houses 4 acres of indoor garden.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA, PA 19348
All year. Daily. Opens 9am.
about 1 year by Nancy Rae 5 / 5My husband and two kids (boys 2 and 5), visited summer 2013! Can't wait to go back! The kids are already asking when we are going...
over 3 years by George 5 / 5Truly one of the great gardens of the world, and my favorite of all-time anywhere out of at least 200 seen. At a minimum, the best in the U.S.
about 4 years by Anonymous 5 / 5We are fortunate to live in the area and enjoy the benefits of membership. My wife and I just go sometimes when we are feeling blue and need a pick me up. The benefit of discounted use of the gift shopt, resturaunt, concerts, and lectures are just an add on to actually walking thru the gardens. BTW I do NOT work for Longwood Gardens :-).
almost 5 years by Anonymous 5 / 5WORLD CLASS.
over 5 years by Roxanne 5 / 5A friend and I went to Longwood for a day out. It's gorgeous. The flowers are beautiful, the grounds are immaculate, and even though the restaraunt wasn't compeltely finished yet, the food was still outstanding.
over 6 years by Anonymous 5 / 5This former duPont estate is one of the world's great display gardens, with numerous fountains and other attractions. Don't miss it! It has something for everyone and it changes seasonally, so there's always something different to see.
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