Friday field trip this week is to Longwood Gardens. With over 1,000 acres of garden, woodland, and meadows, it almost doesn’t seem correct to refer to it as ‘gardens’ since it is so much more like a museum than a garden. And, like a museum, a visit to Longwood is a very personal experience. Today, you are seeing Longwood through my personal reflection.
My visit was in late April and most visitors were preoccupied with the tulips in bloom – certainly the sheer number of blooms was awesome…no question about that. The Flower Garden Walk display boasted over 100,000 bulbs in bloom! So, I am sure many left Longwood the same day as I, with cameras filled with photos predominately of tulip masses. Not the case for me. In fact, the rose arches I was so obsessed with were not even in bloom!
This trip, my personal favorites…in order of fascination were – the copper beech trees, the whimsical topiary garden, and the rose arches. And, I should mention (in case you don’t already know), that I have a special affinity for all flowers white! (If you need some proof, you can check out the white flowers in my garden last spring.)
Recently named #2 on the national list of top public gardens, Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is a truly amazing place to visit. Each visit is a unique and visually exciting experience.
Every day this living museum provides something different bursting into bloom – cycles differ year to year. Even the weather changes the way things look each visit. On one trip you may observe a hummingbird that changes your whole perspective of a flower… or a sunny spot one visit may be in the shade the next visit and change the experience…Longwood showcases nature at its most inspiring.
We took full advantage of the beautiful day by enjoying a picnic lunch in the space provided by Longwood. I am so glad we did since I enjoyed the beauty of this tree while we ate…
Less than an hour outside Philly, Longwood is an easy place for me to visit while staying with my daughter in the city and I continue to visit…each time a new adventure :)
Thank you for visiting and sharing my visit to Longwood Gardens. I will leave you with a very amateurish video of the beautiful Italian Water Garden…sorry, I have only used the camera a couple of times and I am still trying to learn how to use it…but, you can get some idea of how beautiful the water garden is! Couldn’t resist adding the song!
Have a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend! I love celebrating the results of my motherhood – my two greatest accomplishments in life :)
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie