Longwood Gardens: A Photo Story

To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow

Audrey Hepburn

Today Will and I took a mini road trip to visit Longwood Gardens, a botanical garden an hour away from our house. We’d heard SO much about the gardens and exhibits and kept having to put off our visit because of the weather and lack of free time. We finally had our schedules and the weather cooperate and managed to book our tickets a few days in advance. We set off this morning and enjoyed a great day walking around, exploring, taking pictures, and having a really fun day out.

Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square, PA, which is about 30 minutes from Philadelphia. There are flower gardens, sculpture gardens, an area dedicated to fountains and water shows, and a conservatory which is basically a gigantic greenhouse with tons of species of plants. This isn’t your average garden. From forest paths to paved walkways to climbing treehouses, Longwood Gardens is a fantastic adventure for anyone who loves spending time in nature. We didn’t stay for the fireworks and fountains show, but I would highly recommend it from hearing about it from friends.

These are just a few of the photos I took today, I hope you enjoy!

Flower Gardens

Closeups of Flowers I Loved

I realized I have no idea what most of these flowers are called, except the dahlia. Forgive me for not remembering!

The Italian Gardens

A Few Walking Views

Plant Closeups Part 2

The Conservatory


Sculptures and Fountains

Which part of the gardens was your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!

Published by Emma Browning

Hey everyone, my name is Emma Browning. Thanks for stopping by. I like to think of myself as a modern day renaissance woman since I basically do a little bit of everything. Here's a few of my jobs/hobbies in case you're curious: Group Fitness Instructor (Zumba, BodyStep and BodyPump), small business owner (string art& travel photography), archaeologist/anthropologist, actress, SCUBA dive master, reading addict, dog mom, cellist, and of course travel enthusiast. I've traveled to over 21 countries and speak French fluently and am learning Spanish. Traveling is one of my all time favorite things to do whether it be a day trip with my dog or a massive international adventure. I created this blog to help others see the world vicariously through my wanderings and also to give useful tips and essential information that will hopefully inspire more people to travel. Hopefully you have as much fun reading these posts and get a lot of useful information from them!

4 thoughts on “Longwood Gardens: A Photo Story

  1. Emma,
    Your floral photographs (framed on my walls), and the notecards; grow even more beautiful and enjoyed, with the passing of years. Every time I look at them, the joy is at least as strong as the first time. Are you still selling them? You share so very much beauty and enjoyment.

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