Beautiful Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania~

 How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence.  ~Benjamin Disraeli

On our recent spring trip, we visited our cousin who lives near Wilmington, Delaware.   There are  at least two beautiful gardens in the Wilmington area that are connected with Dupont estates.  One is Winterthur and the other is Longwood Gardens.   Longwood happens to be nearby in Pennsylvania.   Both garden estates are spectacular and seeing them in the springtime was wonderful, as all the early flowers had bloomed and trees had budded.   Put these gardens on your “must-see” list.  You will not forget them.  I will post Winterthur’s home and gardens at another time.  

Both Longwood and Winterthur have incorporated naturalized plantings.  As you walk through the woods, you are greeted with redbuds, cherry trees, creeping phlox, scattered daffodils, blue bells, azaleas and many more delights.   It truly is a treasure to behold;  a fanciful, magical setting, and one I’d love to create at my home.  (in my lifetime?!!)    Join me as we begin our walk through Longwood Gardens in the more formal flower beds.   Then we’ll walk through the woods, passing a lovely pond, and finally finish in the huge conservatory.  Let’s go!

Please click on a photo to start the gallery.

I hope you enjoyed our abbreviated  tour of Longwood Gardens.  There’s so much more to see than what I presented here.

If you’d like to learn more about the Gardens at Longwood, click here.

Thanks for visiting today…have a great day!

Judy

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30 thoughts on “Beautiful Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania~

  1. Paradise! What an amazing place! And the photographs have done justice to the beauty of the place.
    Do inform me when your garden is ready, and I’ll be there for a stroll 🙂

    • Isn’t it gorgeous! I couldn’t wait to share this beautiful garden with everyone. Thank you for your kind words about my photos! Haha….I think my garden in the woods will be ready in about 30 years! But I’ll let you know! Thanks Bindu!

    • Thank you, Renee. I just love gardens like this. Wish we had some close by so I could walk through them every day! Have a great day too!

    • Judy….that’s exactly the way I feel! I love these kinds of gardens. And spending several hours there didn’t do it justice. I really want to go back and poke around some more! 😉

  2. One beautiful photo after the other ! It’s amazing, this garden is superb, I absolutely have to go someday. And I got to have these creeping phlox, it’s magical ! This garden is majestic, really, and your photos are lovely !

    • We both think alike, Jocelyne! I’m craving the Creeping Phlox too! Although it takes years for it to spread as much as in my header photo. It depends on how many plants and how closely you set them, I guess. But I’m totally enthralled with them amongst the trees! I love these kinds of gardens….they are so vast and varied. It’s such a treat to see them. Thank you!

    • Glad you enjoyed the tour, Jim! I love the orchids, too. The Orchid Room was filled with different varieties. I wanted to take photos of more orchids, but we were running short on time. Oh well, I’ll have to return!

  3. wonderful collection Judy 🙂
    nothing can beat flowers and a lovely garded to cheer someone up 🙂
    The passion flower is absoultely georgeous – so are the others

    • Thank you, Amira! I love vast, extensive gardens like this. I can just lose myself in them! You’re right! You can’t help but be cheered by the flowers!

  4. Photos are as Gorgeous as you are. I was about to write my Favorite one among this photos. Its quite difficult for me to choose because all photos are lovely, Eye catchy. 🙂 .

    • Khushbu! I’m so so so glad to see you! And thank you. Your words are so lovely as always. Come back again soon! I’ve missed you so much!

    • You’ve been there! Then you know how lovely they are, Fergiemoto. I really want to go back and poke around some more. One day is not enough!!

    • Meg….thank you! And thank you for coming here! I’m coming to your blog. Life has been crazy lately and I’m way behind with blog visits! I’m trying desperately to catch up! I’ve missed yours and you! I appreciate your comments….and I, too, love gardens like this! I have another one I’ll post soon….Winterthur in Wilmington, DE.

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