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Encyclopedia > Longwood Gardens

One of the premiere botanical gardens in the United States, Longwood Gardens consists of 1,050 acres (4.2 km²) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the Brandywine Valley.


Longwood Gardens was created by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont, (1870-1954).


It offers 20 outdoor gardens and 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres (16,000 m²) of heated greenhouses. It contains 11,000 different types of plants, fountains and has extensive educational programs including horticultural career training and internships. It hosts 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year, from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children’s programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays.


External link

  • Longwood Gardens website (http://www.longwoodgardens.org/)

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Longwood Gardens - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (409 words)
One of the premier botanical gardens in the United States, Longwood Gardens consists of 1,050 acres (4.2 kmĀ²) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the Brandywine Valley.
The Longwood Gardens property was originally purchased from William Penn in 1700 by a fellow Quaker named George Pierce.
He founded the Longwood Foundation in 1937, and in 1946 the foundation was chartered with running Longwood Gardens for the general education and enjoyment of the public.
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