Longwood Gardens

As part of my Christmas present, Jack took me to Longwood Gardens!

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It was all decked out for the holidays, and we stayed to see the grounds lit up with Christmas Lights once it got dark!

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One cool part of the conservatory is the music room, which they set up as a fancy dinner party. this year it was peacock themed and they had an enormous tree sculpture made with peacock feather shaped leaves.

 

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Our tips for battling lines and cold weather when you go:

– If you can, go on a weekday! We went on a Monday and it was still pretty crowded. I can’t imagine what a weekend would be like

– If you’re not traveling with little kids, you can probably walk around the conservatory in around an hour. We arrived at 2:30, which was a little too early because we had too much time before sunset. 3:30 would have been better

– That said, do the conservatory first! It is warm and the outside gardens don’t have much to offer until the lights come on when the sun starts to go down

– Grab refreshments in the concession tent. Don’t bother waiting on line for the restaurants there! The line was incredibly long, and if you just want a snack or hot cocoa, the concession tent is the way to go.

– We left around 6:00 and when we walked back through the entrance, it was mobbed! Be aware that most people will come later on at night, so either be prepared to wait on a huge line or come early

I definitely want to come back in the summer and see all of the flowering gardens! The surrounding Brandywine Valley is also adorable, so check that out as well!

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