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Summer at Longwood Gardens

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Almost 2 years ago I was invited to be a Star Blogger at Longwood Gardens. Since then we’ve used our complimentary membership a handful of times to take in the gorgeous displays and nature scenes. With over 1000 acres of meticulously manicured gardens, fountain areas, a greenhouse, woodlands and exhibits it’s definitely a must see attraction in the Philadelphia area not just during the summer but any season really.

The history of Longwood Gardens runs deep and it what makes this botanical garden so special.

Summer at Longwood Gardens

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly
Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

The kids and I recently visited for a relaxing day out. We went to see the new Meadow Garden, an 86 acre span of native wildflowers with walking trails, butterflies and pavilions.Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

The Conservatory is an exploration in art using nature. This stately greenhouse is home to multiple exhibits and displays throughout the year including the iconic Christmas display in the main conservatory. The dramatic palette of colors is tended to throughout the day and changes with the seasons. The waterlily display is open till October.

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly
The Indoor Children’s Garden is a pint sized collection of fountains, sculptures and interactive displays but it lacks in size it makes up for in imagination.Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

The Trial Garden this year is full of striking and colorful Zinnias, Cannas, Clemantis, Dahlias, Salvias and more. This garden is used to see what can be cultivated successfully for future displays and exhibits. Zinnias scored high so I’ll be eagerly waiting to see more of them in coming years.

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly

Summer at Longwood Gardens #flowers #garden #butterfly
If you’re ever in the Philadelphia/Brandywine Valley Area stop at Longwood Gardens is highly recommended.

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About Melinda

Melinda is half of the mom & dad blogging team from LookWhatMomFound...and Dad too! Over 4 years ago Melinda left the corporate world to focus on raising her children while being a SAHM. With 17 years of parenting practice to 3 kids life has provided her many experiences that are used to educate the family on morals, ethics and the difference between right and wrong. While academics are very important, a full education goes beyond books and grades. Melinda strives to raise children with good hearts, strong principles and a foundation built on love and respect for others.
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Comments

  1. I’ve actually been to that area, visiting a friend. What a gorgeous space! I love the dahlias!

  2. That place looks beautiful. I would love to spend a day there.

  3. those gardens are so beautifully designed. I like that stain glass window, too.

  4. What beautiful pictures!! Sounds like a wonderful place to visit!

  5. What a beautiful place. I love the landscaping and all of the gorgeous flowers. Flower photography might be on of my favorites.

  6. That’s absolutely gorgeous! I have an arboretum near my house that this reminds me of.

  7. Wow, those are some beautiful pictures. I love places like this because they remind me that life is so much more than computers and social media.

  8. I love visiting botanical gardens. I’ve never been to the area, but I’ll have to remember this one if we do visit. Thanks for sharing.

  9. What a gorgeous place to visit! You got some really pretty pictures!

  10. I love walking through gardens like that. So beautiful. I think I like the Lily Pads the best. But then… running through that field with the path would be fun too.

  11. Beautiful photos. Looks like a wonderful garden to explore. Stunning.

  12. Longwood Gardens is so beautiful! I’d love to take my daughter there.

  13. Longwood Gardens is so beautiful! I’d love to take my daughter there.

  14. What a beautiful place. I’d love to visit Longwood Gardens.

  15. How serene! This is all things beautiful and peacefulness. I would love to go here.

  16. Longwood gardens looks absolutely stunning! I love getting to visit gardens, it’s such a peaceful way to spend your time.

  17. What a beautiful place to visit! It looks so peaceful.

  18. Wow, these are absolutely beautiful pictures! This looks like a great place to go!

  19. Oh wow. Your pictures are gorgeous. It looks like a wonderful place to visit.

  20. The grounds look amazing. Beautiful pictures. I love the lily pads and the butterfly. So pretty.

  21. Longwood Gardens looks beautiful, and needless to say I love the butterfly shots right?

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  22. brett says:

    I love visiting places like Longwood Gardens!! There’s so many great photo opps but also just a beautiful place to stop rushing and just be in the moment

  23. That is so beautiful. And your camera captured all of the flowers very well. I don’t know if my camera would do that well. 🙁

  24. That’s like a fun place to visit. I love to go see all the pretty flowers in places like that. We have a botanical garden around where we live and it has lots of neat photo opps there.

  25. This is a very pretty place. Great butterfly shots!

  26. What a gorgeous place to spend a day with the family. the pictures are beautiful

  27. What a beautiful place! Stunning pictures too!

  28. So very, very pretty! I love all of the flowers and bright colors! I need to get out of the city more…

  29. What a beautiful place to visit. Love all your photos.

  30. That is a beautiful place. Looks like educational fun and a lot of enjoyment too.

  31. That butterfly photo is beautiful. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  32. Everything looks wonderful. And Wow! <—your camera is amazing. The colors are great and your close-ups are gorgeous!

  33. What a beautiful place! It looks like a fun place for families.

  34. Looks like a beautiful garden! We visit a local garden a couple times a year as well – the kids love it!

  35. Amy Desrosiers says:

    Looks like the kind of place where dreams are made!! I love the gorgeous landscape!

  36. How absolutely glorious everything is. You’re so lucky to have a membership there. I’d be there all the time and just stroll for hours.

  37. I’d love to visit Longwood Gardens. I’ve never seen such a beautiful place.

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