• Maanasi Sridhar

Spring Blooms at Longwood Gardens

A couple weeks ago, our family visited the exquisite Longwood Gardens at Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. And what an absolute horticultural delight it was!

"We plant hundreds of thousands of bulbs—daffodils, hyacinths, tulips, and more—purchased from Holland each October in preparation for Spring Blooms. The result is a tapestry of more than 200 varieties of gorgeous tulips of all bloom types, including single blooms, double blooms, and fringed, as well as flamed varieties that display the color breaks so prized by the Dutch and have been bred to remain stable."

1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands and meadows; over 245,000 spring bulbs in bloom in Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk; 145,000 tulips in bloom; native azaleas and foam-flowers throughout Peirce's Woods; flowering trees and dainty herbaceous plants canopy Meadow Garden...

...need we say more? Here are some photos taken on our recent visit to Longwood Gardens.

Main Fountain Garden

Indoor Children's Garden

Indoor Children's Garden

The Peirce-du Pont House dates from 1730 and is the oldest building at Longwood Gardens.

The house was opened to the public in 1976 and now contains the Longwood Heritage Exhibit

The original home was built in 1730 and enlarged several times throughout the centuries, including in 1914, when Pierre S. du Pont created his first Conservatory.

All photographs by Maanasi & Sri.

#spring #flowers #nature #gardens

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