Located southwest of Philadelphia (almost to Delaware), Longwood Gardens was originally inhabited by the Lenni Lenape tribe. After Europeans started to settle the New World, William Penn sold this area to the Quaker family Peirce, who farmed the land until they sold it to be developed and preserved by the du Pont family. Almost a million people go through the gardens in an average year to soak in the 1000+ acres of floral and fauna.
My hyper-experience with horticulture came this past week as my Delaware friends included me in their annual tradition of touring the gardens during it's display of winter / holiday landscapes. I must say, this is a must see if you're in the area. No matter the season, plan on spending an afternoon or evening at Longwood Gardens. (It's a little pricey, but think of it as a donation to keeping the area preserved to be enjoyed.)
Posted on Wed, January 2, 2013
by Drew Elliot filed under