6:09 PM

Christmas Comes to Pennsylvania

Posted by Skye |

Via Longwood Garden's Outdoor Light Festival and Conservatory Christmas Display.

For the more liberally inclined reader who isn't aware of DuPont's civic generosity, I've put together a brief history and description of Longwood Gardens. If this is information overload, just scroll down and look at the pretty pictures.

Purchased by industrialist Pierre S. du Pont in 1906 in order to save the tree collection of Peirce Park 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. Longwood offers 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows; 20 outdoor gardens; 20 indoor gardens within 4 acres of heated greenhouses; 11,000 different types of plants; spectacular fountains; extensive educational programs including classes, horticultural career training and internships; and 800 horticultural and performing arts events each year--from flower shows, gardening demonstrations, courses, and children's programs to concerts, organ and carillon recitals, musical theatre, and fireworks displays.

Hope you enjoy the views, I've posted the rest of my pictures up on Travelblog

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