Longwood Gardens

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Several weekends ago, we had the opportunity to go to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA.

As a little backstory…Longwood Gardens – near Philadelphia – was created by Pierre DuPont in the early 1900’s and became a public garden in the 1950’s. I’ve been there several times in the past and I swear it just gets more beautiful every time!

My husband had never been, so we packed up Levi and hit to road with my mom, sister, and nephew. This was my first time visiting with a baby (and husband) in tow but we found it quite stroller friendly…There are plenty of drinking fountains and bathrooms located ALL over the gardens and we also found quite a few quiet alcoves that worked out well for breastfeeding my ALWAYS hungry little human.

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One of my favorite features of the gardens are the tree houses (my inner child comes out as soon as I see one). One in particular, Canopy Cathedral, is exceptionally awesome because it’s almost completely made out of reclaimed wood. The interior is cedar wood from a factory from either Canada or Alaska (if I’m recalling correctly) and it smells heavenly!

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20150807_150515 The Italian Water Gardens


2015-09-07 17.10.03 Beautiful flowers seen along the way 🙂

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Above are some snapshots of the lovely conservatory as well as the largest lily-pads I have ever seen!!!  Despite the near 100 degree weather, this trip turned out fantastically.  I hope you get a chance to check it out someday – maybe during the holiday season anyone??…I hear they have a beautiful light show!