After so much snow and rain, many people are likely looking to get out, stroll in the sunshine, occasionally stopping to sniff a flower or two along the way.
Nearly 1,100 acres of of fragrant plants and flowers await your nose at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, http://longwoodgardens.org.
The public gardens, first organized in 1906 by Pierre du Pont, house more than 9,000 different species of plants arranged in woodland, formal, meadow and water gardens, as well as indoor gardens at the conservatory.
The gardens burst with colorful flowers in the spring, a popular time for the public to visit, said Patricia Evans, communications director with Longwood Gardens. But spring isn’t the only time Longwood is blooming. It has year-round garden exhibits indoors and out, from lush tropical foliage to the spiny, water-hoarding cacti of desert regions.
Incorporated into the gardens are numerous fountains to add to the beauty, as well as present an eye-catching and entertaining spectacle for visitors.
“We have more fountains than any other garden in the U.S.,” Evans said.
Whether it’s the history of Longwood Gardens — which counting the original farm, dates back to the 1700s — or the mechanical wonders of how the pump house provides water for all those fountains and gardens and the musical performance, there is something that will entertain the entire family.
“Even if you’re not a horticulturalist,” Evans said, “there’s something you’ll enjoy. A lot of people come to just get away from it all.”
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