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Christmas at Longwood Gardens

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Every year since around 1922, Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square Pennsylvania has put Christmas lights on display throughout their conservatory and the gardens. They have over 6,000 seasonal flowers on display.  My daughter, her friend Nicole and I went to see the display this year and we were not disappointed!

The Christmas trees they had decorated, the wreaths and the seasonal flowers were simply stunning!  On their site, they say it takes about three and a half to four hours to go through, even with as crowded as it was, (tickets sell out ALL the time, so it’s best to make sure you order yours online. There is no service charge.) we went through in about one and a half hours. I know we didn’t see every thing. But tonight was probably the coldest night this week!  Our noses and fingers were quite cold!  Take a look at some of the beautiful displays they had:


This is just a small sampling of what you will see at Longwood Gardens Christmas display. But it seems like WordPress isn’t being very nice and letting me upload anymore pictures! LOL.

If you’re in the area, the display runs until January 8th, so I recommend that you stop by to see it. You won’t be disappointed. I promise!

If you’ve been to Longwood Gardens anytime, how do you like it? Have you gone to the events they offer every season?  I missed the Nightscapes one they had in the fall!

I bought my daughter and I a membership so we can stop in whenever we choose to. While we haven’t gone to Longwood Gardens as much as I’d hoped, but I am looking forward to going more in the coming new year. The membership for Garden2 is $135. They give you the receipt and because they are a non-profit, you’re actually able to claim $99 on your taxes.


  1. Mary

    Oh, how I would love to see this place in person! The Christmas trees look spectacular! I just so enjoy wandering through gardens. If I’m ever nearby I will be visiting. Thank you for sharing. Happy New Year!
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  2. Vivian @

    What a great place to spend Christmas! I love the decor! Happy New Year!

  3. Polarbelle

    How beautiful!! 3.5 hours is a lot but 1.5 is about right. I love to go see something festive during the holidays as a family tradition
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  4. Alli Smith

    I love looking at Christmas lights during the holiday season. We usually ride around and look at all the outside lights. I like that at Longwood Gardens, you can get up close and personal. Everything is beautiful!

  5. candy

    Visiting places like this is always special. They always go over the top with beautiful decorations. The trees and everything are beautiful.

  6. Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    We have been thinking about visiting these gardens. We heard how beautiful it is during this time of year. It sounds like you all had a great time.

  7. lisa

    What a gorgeous display! I love how all of the lights look decorating the garden areas!

  8. Jamie H

    This is so beautiful! I haven’t ever heard of Longwood Gardens, but it looks like an amazing place to visit during the holiday season!

  9. Alaina Bullock

    How beautiful! I love seeing all of the different light displays around the holidays! It looks like this one is definietly worth going to see! So pretty!

  10. Liz Mays

    Oh they did an incredible job preparing the lights and decorations. It’s awesome that you were able to get in and see them!

  11. Olivia S Douglass

    We love Longwood Gardens!! I went to college not too far from there and even got engaged at Longwood!!

  12. Kayla

    Looks so beautiful! I live so close to Longwood Gardens but I’ve never been!

    Kayla |

  13. Emmy

    That chandelier is incredible!

  14. Dawn McAlexander

    All those decorations seem so classical. They look like they belong in a fancy mansion on a hill somewhere. I love decorations like that.

  15. Maureen @Scoops of Joy

    Those are really beautiful Christmas decorations they got on. I love, love, love all the lights.

  16. Stephanie Jeannot

    I love both flowers and Christmas decor so would have really enjoyed seeing this in person. Very nice display. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos.

  17. R U S S

    It looks beautiful in your photos and I’m sure it gives this magical feeling when you see it in person. I’d love to visit Longwood Gardens – anyone would easily feel the spirit of Christmas.
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  18. Dawn Gibson-Thigpen

    nice. everything is so gorgeous. i have never been to longwood gardens but i would love to go especially to see all of the lovely decorations.

  19. courtney

    Wow, what beautiful decorations! The garland going down the stairs is gorgeous.

    La Belle Sirene 

  20. Sara

    Wow, what a beautiful place to visit. I have never been to Longwood Gardens but I am adding it to my list.
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  21. Amanda Love

    Who wouldn’t want to spend Christmas at such a lovely place! I enjoyed all the pictures that you shared with us! Too bad you couldn’t upload more. Everything’s so picturesque!

  22. Anosa

    Longwood gardens looks and sounds like a very lovely and charming place to visit and those lights are just beautiful
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  23. Tiffany Hathorn

    This look like a cool, enjoyable family Christmas traditions. And it’s cool that you can deduct part of it on your taxes.

  24. LaShawn

    This looks like an awesome spot to spend Christmas at! And I love that you can deduct some for your taxes!


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