Updated: Apr 1, 2021
Welcome to the world of Longwood Gardens in Chester County, PA where garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts interplay to inspire and enlighten guests.
One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship. The Gardens are a living expression of all that founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful.
From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.
Years before it was a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.
Longwood Gardens' ability to be leaders in public horticulture lies in their deliberate planning and adherence to the principles on which they were founded.
When visiting Longwood Gardens, you are immersed not only in the breathtaking surroundings but in a rich history as well. The traditions and elegance of the gardens have evolved over decades to create the magnificence seen today. Step back in time to learn about these important cultural events and their contributions. Learn More