Garden Visit: Longwood Gardens

Wednesday, February 03, 2016


Last Saturday, as the snow in town grew increasingly dirty and slushy, we decided to take a drive out to visit Longwood Gardens.  This time of year the garden features a huge orchid display in their greenhouses, but we skipped all that, as we’ve done in visits in every season, and headed straight for the Meadow Garden.  Opened in June 2014, the Meadow Garden covers 86 acres with native plants, trails and scenic vistas.  It was a virtual winter wonderland, still covered in snow and bordered by a small frozen lake and wetlands.  In previous visits, we’ve seen a succession of native blooms, vibrant fall leaves and evidence of attention to pollinators and native bird habitat everywhere.  In a garden known for its formality and pageantry, the Meadow Garden is an unexpectedly beautiful change of course.



For those of you who, like us, still need a little bit of green around this time of year, the garden shop had an impressive stock of succulents and small indoor plants grown by Gary’s Specialty Plants in nearby Lancaster County.  Each one was labelled with light and moisture requirements, so I’m hoping these little guys have a better shot than my previous attempts at succulent planting.



Posted by Donna on 02/03 at 03:43 PM

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