A couple of weeks ago, I had the opportunity to go to Longwood Gardens during the opening of the Christmas season. Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square, PA. According to the Longwood Garden webpage, the garden is a botanical garden that consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. I was in the garden for almost three hours and yet, there were things I missed.
During the Christmas season, Longwood decks out the entire garden with lights, fountain shows, and the conservatory looks absolutely outstanding. When I first entered the garden, I took a sharp right and walked through a beautiful archway tunnel covered in Christmas lights. Each arch would switch between the colors of red, green, gold, and white.
At the end of the archway tunnel, I stumbled upon a small pond that had these little boats with light across it. Each boat had a white light on them and it looked stunning. On the side of the pond across from me, there was a Christmas tree colored with an array of lights. At the end of the pond, Longwood had set up a hot chocolate stand that had a line that was miles long.
Moving on from the pond, I followed the crowd and walked through the illuminated forest. It was decked out in the lights that looked like it was falling. It was such a cool sight to see. I am out in what feels like the middle of nowhere, but beautiful white and gold lights are surrounding me.
Throughout the garden, Longwood has placed various tree houses along the way. Each one was lit up in its own unique way. My favorite one had Christmas trees placed throughout, each one with its own unique set of lights. This tree in particular had three rooms and a long bridge leading up to it. Each section of this tree house had lights, trees, and fake snow. It would be any kids Christmas fort dream.
One of the highpoints of Longwood is their conservatory. Oh my goodness, when I tell you this was beautiful I feel like I am not doing it justice. The conservatory gives guests an opportunity to get out of the cold and step into an entirely new Christmas wonderland.
Right at the entrance, there is a little stream lined with Christmas lights and Christmas trees. At the end of the stream, stands a gigantic Christmas tree decorated with the most beautiful ornaments.
Passing this Christmas tree, there is another room with this long wide pool. Around and on top, there are white Christmas trees of various sizes. At one end, there is a gigantic spinning white Christmas tree, and on the other end, there is an open space where guests can take photos. The photo I have shared barely does conservatory justice.
If you are looking for a Christmas light experience like no other, I could not recommend Longwood Garden enough. It is about a 45 minute drive from Eastern and you take 202 S to get there. Tickets are $30 each, but it is so worth it.