After the leaves have fallen and crisp winter weather has taken hold, a transformation happens here at Longwood Gardens. Gardens both inside and out are reborn yet again, and visitors arrive by the thousands to experience the juxtaposition of a wintery landscape filled with a colorful festival of holiday happiness and cheer.
Come with us for a delightful evening stroll through Longwood Gardens. Revel in the spirit of a most festive time of the year inside the gardens with this nighttime photographic exploration of A Longwood Christmas. No matter the season, there’s always something wonderful happening at Longwood Gardens!
Welcome To A Longwood Gardens Nightscape
A kaleidoscope of multi-hued holiday happiness awaits those who come to experience an evening beneath the nightscape of A Longwood Christmas.
Giant trees, limbs a few short months ago covered with leaves, are now adorned with contrasting strings of yellow and green, standing tall to greet one and all.
Continue past the threshold and deeper into the magic of A Longwood Christmas. Experience a winter garden morphed for the holiday season, its focal point a cheerful Christmas tree all decked out in seasonal splendor.
Meander through gardens transformed from a winter dull into a holiday extravaganza, along paths where multitudes of illuminated tree trunks guide the way during the darkened hours.
Stand at the edge of an icy cold pond, its backdrop of brightly lit trees reflecting upon the frigid water below, and illuminated stars twinkling bright beneath the night sky.
Be amazed, be transported into the festivities and goodness of the holiday season as a half-million lights illuminate the night in a cornucopia of colors.
Enjoy an outdoor fountain show. Watch as jets of water backlit in holiday shades of red, green, orange and yellow shoot into the night sky. Listen as holiday music fills the night air.
Around each corner is a vibrant, bright, and festive feast for the eyes, a plethora of holiday happiness sure to brighten your evening. Yes, this is a most special time of year in the garden.
Finish the evening sipping hot chocolate, the magic of the holiday season seeping deep within your soul. Revel in the joyfulness this season brings as holiday trains speed past, spreading their own kind of happy holiday cheer.
Perhaps our favorite time to visit this incredible garden is during A Longwood Christmas. But alas, it is time to head home for the evening. Goodbye Longwood Gardens until your next season of change! It has been a pleasure strolling through your festive holiday displays.
Have You Experienced A Longwood Christmas?
Bring on the holiday happiness with the festive and bright lights of A Longwood Christmas night scape! Longwood Gardens is located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, about one hour west of Philadelphia. Winter hours vary, and timed tickets are required during peak holiday times. Refer to A Longwood Christmas for hours and to purchase tickets. Parking is free.
This amazing garden is truly a year-round destination, offering something different with each change of seasons. How about you? Have you strolled through A Longwood Christmas? Do you find an evening beneath festive holiday displays is just what you need to put you in the holiday spirit? Do share!
All images by C.Biederman.