In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the Pierce Arboretum to save its trees from being cut for lumber. Over the next nearly half century, Mr. du Pont developed Longwood Gardens into what it is today, a magnificent horticultural showplace. Today, Longwood Gardens is comprised of 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows, along with 20 indoor gardens with exquisite flowers, ancient trees, opulent architecture, sparkling fountains and exotic plants. Enjoy over 11,000 types of plants, more fountains than any other garden in the world, educational and visitor programming, and over 400 performances a year.
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania 19348