About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, the industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. His passion for botany grew and eventually he made his farm into a magnificent horticultural showplace. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains and a 4.5 acre conservatory.
Longwood run impressive educational programs for all ages and levels of interest. In 1922 they began a tradition of superb events featuring top artists from various performing genres, including Martha Graham, Van Cliburn Medalists, Symphony Orchestras, Grammy-winners and more. Longwood Gardens is located on Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA and is open daily.
Admission is $18 for adults; $15 for seniors (age 62 and older) and $8 for ages 5-18 (or with valid student ID). Ages 4 and under are free. For more information on the gardens and to buy tickets, visit www.longwoodgardens.org.