Longwood Gardens

Longwood Conservatory
Longwood Conservatory

The Longwood Gardens are part of a 1,000 acre estate owned by the du Pont family, located near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.  Originally owned by William Penn, George Pierce bought the property in 1700.  Pierre S. du Pont bought the property in 1906 from the Pierce family to save the arboretum from being sold for its lumber.

Longwood Gardens Conservatory
Longwood Gardens Conservatory

The Conservatory is a day-long excursion in itself.  Under one roof lies 4.5 acres of 5,500 different types of plants arranged in 20 different indoor gardens, fountains and architectural elements.   There is the Orangery, Silver Garden, Acacia Passage, Orchid House, Palm House, Tropical Terrace and Mediterranean Garden to name a few.

Beautiful place, I just want to know who washes all those windows.

Thought for the Day:  Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.   Thomas Edison

 

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