Today I went to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA with my son and my in-laws. It’s beautiful during the holidays and their natural displays filled my heart with joy.
This is the sight that greets you when you enter the conservatory.
We followed the path marked ‘Christmas Walk’ which takes you through the conservatory and all of its wonderful rooms.
I love this room. It’s built on a hill and is full of all sorts of tropical plants and ferns. We’re heading for the rose and hibiscus room, which lies ahead.
I took the macro lens out of my pack when we entered this room. The scent of the roses was absolutely incredible.
This is a moss-covered tree decorated with roses, bits of pine cone and ferns that were sprayed silver.
When I smell gardenia, it makes me feel so happy.
I need to find this scent in a bottle.
I was very taken with the wreaths. This one is made of different types of herbs with kalanchoe separating each.
And this beautiful fern wreath.
I love these little old men, too.
I’ve discovered the trick to going to Longwood over the holidays. You show up at 3 pm before the crowds descend. That way you can tour the conservatory, then eat an early dinner at the restaurant which is a short walk away.
That way, when you come out of the restaurant, you pass the crowd that’s on their way in. And you’re treated to a wonderful sight.
I could never tire of this.
The fountain display is set to Christmas music and changes colors, but I like the white the best.
Just a beautiful afternoon.
Tonight I’m watching a holiday movie with my son. Tomorrow I’m baking cookies. And hoping that my youngest comes home for Christmas Eve.
Have a wonderful holiday, my friends. Thanks for coming by.