Next time you are
traveling near Philadelphia, you owe it to yourself to visit Longwood Gardens
in Kennett Square, Pa.
this summer 2008 visit, we took photos of
many of the magnificent gardens and floral displays at Longwood.
We also toured
three tree houses constructed as a special display.
Everywhere you turn there are scenic vistas and panoramic views
help make every photo an instant winner.
STROLLING THE GROUNDS
As we strolled about the grounds, we were awestruck by
specimen trees that have been preserved for well over 100 years. I
was particularly impressed with the purple-leafed Beech trees, weeping
Cherries and one huge weeping Hemlock that must be 45-feet across.
Numerous fountains and water features complement a wide array of
plants, set against ornate stone work.
Inside the conservatory is a beautiful water lily display and
numerous other rooms with all types of plant themes. The new
children's wing is well worth the visit, even for large-sized garden
enthusiasts. Overall, Longwood contains 20 indoor and 20 outdoor
gardens, covering over 1,000 acres. Longwood Gardens is located 30
miles west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.