Longwood Gardens in the rain

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Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate Delaware RS-0010115

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It was taking a chance, but I really wanted to see the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. My friend Brenda, who works there in the Visitor Center, invited me to visit late in the day in the middle of the week, when there were not likely to be many other visitors.

 

 

 

 

Sure enough, we may have seen less than 20 peoplefall color there. But it gave me a chance to see some nice fall color before going in out of the rain in the conservatory. I'm glad to see their walkways are covered with leaves, just as mine are.

 

 

And it's not the 1000 bloom artificially trained mums I came to see, although there seems to be training and hidden wires behind a lot of the plants, but not as obvious.  On such a gloomy day,  the orchid room looked more colorful than ever. And peering out the windows, the pond where lily pads woud hold court in the summer looked especially empty. 

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Comments (5)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn - thanks for the tour of Longwood Gardens today.  A bit wet but still a nice respite from the real world to visit for a bit.  

Nov 12, 2020 01:58 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks Michael--But it was strange seeing it so empty!

Nov 12, 2020 05:48 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I can imagine Longwood Gardens is especially gorgeous this time of year, with the leaves turning!

Nov 12, 2020 07:20 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Myrl-It would have been nice to stroll around outside but this was not the weather!

Nov 13, 2020 03:34 AM
Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Hi Carolyn, Longwood really is beautiful in all weather. Thanks for sharing your pohotos and experiences.

Nov 13, 2020 02:25 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Longwood does have its charms. It will be interesting to see how their plans to renovate the buildings works out in the future.

Nov 13, 2020 03:36 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thanks for sharing your visit to Longwood Gardens.

We always enjoy our visits but have not been there during the pandemic.

Nov 14, 2020 08:31 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

That's why we went when it would not be crowded. Late in the day on a weekday.

Nov 14, 2020 10:08 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

About 20 years ago , we did Longwood in 20 degrees , windchill and snow flurries. It was the day after Christmas and felt that way 

Nov 17, 2020 10:22 AM