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MD Summer Fun Day #54: Daytrip to Longwood Gardens

LongwoodGarden7Longwood Gardens in nearby Kennett Square, Pa. has something for both the old and young.

The Indoor Children’s Garden at Longwood includes more than 30 water features, ranging from a spitting fish and a pond with rising steam to a cave with dripping walls and a drooling dragon. The 3,700 square foot garden, which opened in 2007, also includes The Square Maze, made up of moss and slate covered walls, and a bamboo maze.

Outside, the Nature’s Castles exhibit includes three tree houses overlooking part of the gardens. In addition to the children’s garden and tree houses, Longwood offers almost 40 other indoor and outdoor gardens, as well as educational programs. The new Meadow Garden spans 86 acres and features the best practices in ecological garden design. There are miles of walking and hiking trails among the native wildflower plantings, a farmhouse and gallery and four leaning pavilions.

Stick around for the Musical Illuminated Fountain Shows most Friday and Saturday evenings through Aug. 29 at 9:15. The Longwood tradition features brilliant jets of colorful water set to music. On Saturday, July 19 there will be fireworks with the Fountain Show.

Address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pa. 19348
Phone: 610-338-1000
Hours and admission: Between May 25 and September 2, gardens are open Sunday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission costs $8 for children ages 5 to 18 and $18 for adults. Free admission for children age 4 and younger.

For details visit Longwood Garden’s website.

Check out our calendar of events for more family fun.

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