Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA

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Longwood Gardens Photowalk, Kennett Square, PA

 

Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is one of the favorite day trip destinations for residents of Montgomery County, Maryland. One of the benefits of living in Gaithersburg is that we are within day trip distance of many very interesting places. Dolores and I are annual members of Longwood Gardens and we frequently visit.

What is now Longwood Gardens was originally purchased from William Penn in 1700 by George Peirce. In 1798, the Peirce family began to plant an arboretum and by 1850, they had one of the largest tree collections in the country.  It was named Peirce’s Park and was open to the public. Pierre S. du Pont purchased the property in 1906 and it became his private estate that he opened to the public on scheduled days during the year.

Mr. du Pont founded the Longwood Foundation in 1946 and left most of his estate for the maintenance and improvement of the gardens when he died in 1954. Longwood Gardens is open to the public and is a wonderful place to visit at any time of the year. The gardens cover over 1,000 acres and the Conservatory is one of the largest that you will find anywhere.  The Conservatory covers over four acres.

Plan to spend the day when you visit. There is much to see. Dolores and I usually have lunch at the Café. You will want to to try the mushroom soup. This is mushroom country. 

 

 

Blanket Flower, Mesa Yellow, Bee, Longwood Gardens IMG_7458

 

Black Eyed Susans, Prairie Sun, Longwood Gardens IMG_7456

 

Dahlia, Pam Howden, Longwood Gardens IMG_7451

 

Dahlia, Best Bett, Longwood Gardens IMG_7443

 

Coxcomb, Prestige Scarlet, Longwood Gardens IMG_7441

 

Coleus, Dipt in Wine, Longwood Gardens IMG_7439

 

Dahlia, Kenora Wildfire, Longwood Gardens IMG_7434

 

Britton's Wild Petunia, Purple Showers, Longwood Gardens IMG_7430

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Photographs by Roy Kelley 

Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

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Roy Kelley, Associate Broker

Realty Group Referrals (Retired from RE/MAX Realty Group)

6 Montgomery Village Ave., Suite 200

Gaithersburg, MD 20879

Main Office:  301-258-7757 (You will not reach me at this number)

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Gabe Sanders
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Good morning Roy.  Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images from the Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

Sep 14, 2018 04:44 AM #1
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Roy. The mushroom soup sounds deleicious and the grounds sound inviting. Think it may take more than a day to take it all in! Enjoy your next visit.

Sep 14, 2018 04:54 AM #2
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Amanda S. Davidson
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Good morning Roy, your photos brightened up this dreary morning. Thank you, just beautiful.

Sep 14, 2018 05:33 AM #4
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HI Roy Kelley - What wonderful images you have taken at Longwood Gardens.  Thanks for sharing them with us.... love the pic with the bee!

Sep 14, 2018 07:00 AM #6
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I liked the way you added the history to Longwood Gardens. Your photos always show the variety of beauty there!

Sep 14, 2018 09:20 AM #8
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ICYMI: All are invited to the Montgomery County's Friendship Picnic to bring people together to have fun and discuss ways to build a stronger community. The event will be held 09/23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Wheaton Regional Park. More info @

Sep 14, 2018 09:39 AM #9
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Brian England
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Such a beautiful place and you always capture such amazing photos of it for us to enjoy!

Sep 14, 2018 12:11 PM #10
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Roy, so glad we all could do the Longwood Gardens together, and that mushroom soup WAS really good.

Sep 14, 2018 02:27 PM #11
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Great photos Roy Kelley  - thank you for sharing!

Sep 14, 2018 05:23 PM #12
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Wow - I had no idea that the history of Longwood Gardens reaches back in time over 300 years.

Sep 14, 2018 06:38 PM #13
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CONGRATULATIONS Roy, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Myrl Jeffcoat 

Thank you very much for the feature recognition. It is much appreciated.

Sep 15, 2018 04:33 AM #15
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Sep 16, 2018 01:19 PM #16
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The Longwood Garden is one that I really want to visit one day. Thanks for posting the photos.

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Thank you very much for your comments. It is always good to hear from you.

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