Longwood Gardens is a completely normal garden in comparison to the last travel post I made. Longwood features 1,077 acres of flowers, trees, shrubs, fountains, plus a 4 acre conservatory. It is an easy commute from center city Philadelphia and definitely worth the drive.
I was never big into plants, I won’t even try to lie about that, but there’s something about walking through Longwood Gardens. It’s easy to manage and navigate while enjoying the incredible beauty of nature. One of the things that is incredible about Longwood is that any time of year is a good time to go. I have been at the start of Spring, in the dead of summer, and the beginning of the Christmas season. Honestly, Christmas may have been my favorite (I’m a sucker for Christmas lights).
There is a small Café and an actual restaurant on the premises. At Christmas, there were hot chocolate and cider stations complete with some adult yumminess to add some fun to your visit. You do need to get tickets in advance since they are timed however, and I’ve attached some more details below. If you have a day to tip toe through fields of flowers, definitely hit up Longwood Gardens on your Philly trip.
oh, and clearly I make the exact same pose no matter what season
Hours vary depending on the time of year.
|Non-peak Days||Peak Days (During the Christmas Season)|
|Seniors (Ages 62+)||$17||$24|
|Students (Ages 5-18 or any age with valid student ID)||$10||$13|
|Children (Ages 4 & under)||Free||Free|