Longwood Gardens Sightseeing

Sightseeing will occupy most of a day to see all the gardens and greenhouses.  The best time to go for the tulip bloom is in the third and fourth week of April and into May.

At Longwood Gardens, between
April 1 and May 28 the flowering trees and Spring flowers, including 100,000 tulips and daffodils,  bloom.
The third week in April is considered peak bloom, but each year it varies by a week or so depending on weather conditions. Third and fourth week in April should prove favorable regardless of variables in the weather.  
Sightseeing in the Brandywine Valley and Longwood Gardens will put you near Penn Dutch Amish region of Lancaster County and the villages of  Bird-in-Hand, Intercourse, Strasburg, and Paradise.

See Wyeth art at the Brandywine River Museum.nearby.

Longwood Garden, Late April Tulip Bloom, Sightseeing, Pennsylvania Spring Vacation

Longwood Gardens is near enough to Pennsylvania Dutch Country to Combine the two on a Spring Vacation

How to Reach Longwood Garden, Pa By Auto

From the south take Route 95 to Baltimore and continue to wards Philadelphia.
Route 95 to Philadelphia.   Find Old route One and Kennett Square
From the west, Harrisburg
By air:
Philadelphia Airport and rental car to Route, One Kennett Square

When to Go To Longwood Garden:  

April is a good month to visit because you might combine your visit to to Longwood with a visit to Amish country.   At Longwood Gardens during the second or third week in April the tulip gardens are in full bloom.  
Otherwise May until October are good months to visit and enjoy outdoor activities.
Photo, Bucks County Tourism
In the Longwood area: Washington Crossing State Park
Longwood Gardens Tulips bloom in mid April
In formal gardens throughout Longwood the flowering tulips and daffodils line the beds and accent flowering trees and shrubs.  May first starts the flowering of plants and trees which include Grape Hyacinth, Azaleas, columbines, the flowering crabapple,  varieties of flowering Dogwoods, Flowering Cherry trees and  Foxglove
Beds along the walkways are intensely planted to maximize the duration of the  bloom.
You will see Irises   Japanese Flowering Dogwoods, Lilacs Peonies, Phlox, Marigolds, and borders of  many types of Rhododendron.  Also blooming in Spring will be Trillium,  Virginia Bluebells, and Wisteria.
Longwood Gardens also includes inside gardens, formal and exotic that will make sightseeing at Longwood Gardens a full day or more.

How to Reach Longwood Gardens:

Longwood Gardens is in Kennett Square PA on Route One.  
Reach Longwood via Route 95, the north south Interstate that runs through Philadelphia.  Longwood is in the Brandywine River Valley area which includes the Wyeth art at the Brandywine River Museum.

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square on Route 1, you can drive 35 miles on Route 82 and then Route 30 to reach Lancaster PA and all the attractions in Pennsylvania Dutch Country,
Near Longwood Garden

The Longwood Garden Mid-to-End of April Tulip Bloom makes great Sightseeing in Pennsylvania on a Spring Vacation.
In April  and May  the flowering trees and Spring flowers bloom, including 240,000 tulips and thousands of daffodils.

Flowering Tulips and Daffodils

IIn mid April find flowering trees and shrubs of Longwood Gardens including Grape Hyacinth, Azaleas, columbines, the flowering crabapple,  varieties of flowering Dogwoods, Flowering Cherry trees and  Foxglove

At Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania, the Tulips start their bloom in mid April
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Longwood Garden

Check ahead for peak bloom of tulips.
See Longwood links below for more info