Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Longwood Gardens



 Longwood Gardens, located about 30 miles from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a gorgeous collection of flowers situated on 1077 acres of land.  (Only 325 acres are open to the public.)  There are twenty indoor gardens, housed in a conservatory which contains 5,500 types of plants.  There are also 20 outdoor gardens featuring exquisite flowers, trees, and dazzling fountains.



Longwood Gardens has a very rich history.  Over two hundred years ago, the land was inhabited by the Lenni Lenape Indians.  In 1700, a Quaker family purchased the property from William Penn (the guy Pennsylvania is named after) and established a farm there.  In 1906, Pierre du Pont, the famous industrialist, purchased the property and created what is enjoyed today.  In 1946, the Gardens were turned over to a foundation set up by Mr. du Pont.

  


One of the gardens is the Bee-aMazed children's garden.  It features a tree house, a Honeycomb Maze, Flower fountain, and Buzz Trail.  Kids can learn about bees and the various parts of a flower through these interactive features.



The Gardens are open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.  Admission for adults is $18.00.  Admission for children is $8.00.


Here's where I am on this last day of my blog tour:

At Crystal's Book Reviews where you can read an excerpt and enter for the giveaway.

At Mason Canyon's Blog with a book review and a chance to win a copy of the book.  (Mason Canyon organized my tour. She did a really nice job! If you are an author and don't have the time to organize your own blog tour, I recommend her services. Also, she is celebrating her nine-year blogversary. so please stop by and congratulate her.


4 comments:

  1. Hooray, I've actually been there! It was many years ago and we first saw bird-of-paradise flowers in Longwood Gardens.
    The road I live in (Sunnymede Drive) is just off of Longwood Gardens in London!
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  2. Longwood Gardens is a gem. Christmas time is spectacular with their water fountain show.

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  3. Hi Sherry - they look amazing and what an interesting history ... and so many gardens within Longwood to be able to see ... those borders look delightful - cheers Hilary

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  4. I'll put my hair in pigtails and pretend I'm a kid. (I'm short enough, people might believe me.) I'd love to explore that tree house.

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