Wednesday, June 19, 2013

On the road again...

Last week we spent traveling up North. Spending most of our time in PA we took some time to visit Longwood Gardens located in Kennett  Square, PA.

This is an absolutely beautiful spot right off of Route . You can spend hours here if you have the time.
Unfortunately for us we only had a little over an hour.
What did we do?
We headed straight for the Conservatory which is a short walk from the main entrance.

The Conservatory was constructed between 1919 and 1921. It covers over 4 acres of beautiful gardens all under glass.
There are over 20 rooms located inside, from a beautiful Children's garden, with lots of hands on activities, to fruit gardens, rose gardens waterlilies and more.
Around every corner is a new site to take in.

One of the first stops is always to the Children's Garden.
There are fountains everywhere in this room begging to be touched and played in, no worries about cold water either, they keep it warm for the little ones.

Fountains from up high...

and down low...

A small maze to walk through filled with color and light.

Extremely detailed.

and just fun to splash.

I love this peacock!

Leaving the Children's Garden you come to one of the larger rooms.
Plenty of chairs to sit in and take the view.

Look at this!!!!
Can you believe it is inside?????

Continuing our walk...
This is a sunken floor room that they actually flood on purpose to help add moisture to the air.

Lots of fruits here too. From nectarines and figs, oranges to grapes.
All grown in small spaces.

More fountains (my DH wants to do this in our backyard)

and on to The Silver Garden.
This was so cool to see. Even without the brightly colored flowers and foliage found elsewhere it still causes you to pause and take it all in.


We went from lush tropical to dry desert all in the same building.

My favorite flowers...

And out the front doors to this huge fountain display.
Periodically during the day the fountains will put on shows set to music skyrocketing water into the air.
If you go at night it also includes fireworks with the displays.

If you are ever in the area I highly recommend stopping in for a visit.
Even on a short trip through you still can see so much!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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