Longwood Gardens a Winter Wonder

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

carillonWith a vista of the fountain garden quietlygrotto 1 surrounded by snow, our hike around Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania was very peaceful, with few other visitors present. But the carillon still sounded every quarter hour, the trees reached their leafless branches into the sunny sky, and the water in the grotto still mysteriously poured through a sunlit opening.

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There is no specific orchid display in the conservatories as in the past, but Longwood has brought out some of their exotic orchids from their vast greenhouses and growing rooms. We were particularly fascinated by one whose flowers spill from witchy looking horns called Fredclarkeara After Dark.

 

The Mediterranean area is always beautiful, but had a particularly striking display which complimented the Gothic arches of the greenhouse.  The main conservatory showed a variety of calla lilies with striking purple spikes in the background.

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I'm glad we chose this sunny day in the mid-40's to do our walkabout because snow is predicted again this weekend. Sometimes you get lucky!

 

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Comments (7)

Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher

Might as well embrace the skid and walk into a winter wonderland with all this weather as well!

Feb 05, 2021 09:44 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Laura-Yes, this was a gentle day for winter wonder!

Feb 06, 2021 05:38 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

These are lovely photos, Carolyn... I've never been to Longwood Gardens but have always heard great things about it.

Feb 06, 2021 04:02 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Nina-I am so lucky to have a friend who works at Longwood and can always show me the best paths and discuss the types of plants!

Feb 06, 2021 05:39 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn - your trip to Longwood Gardens seems to have been an ideal day for you to discover and explore a bit more and without snow or as many people as one might normally find.   Thank you for sharing your day with us.  

Feb 06, 2021 05:03 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Michael-No tour buses but just gentle walkers scattered around!

Feb 06, 2021 05:40 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Carolyn, I went a few years ago with Gita, Roy & Dolores Kelley, and such a wonderful place to spend a full day!   

Feb 06, 2021 06:53 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Joan-Once it warms up, a full day would certainly be nice!

Feb 06, 2021 08:49 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA my what a lovely area. Thank you for sharing these photos

Feb 06, 2021 07:42 AM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Thanks Rocky! There are a lot of gardens to see here, and most are open all year (this year, anyway).

Feb 06, 2021 08:50 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are delightful scenes you have provided in your photos, Carolyn.  I hope you are enjoying the weekend.

Feb 06, 2021 12:44 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Feb 06, 2021 12:45 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Myrl--Thank you for the Feature!!😍

Feb 06, 2021 12:58 PM