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.
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
Philadelphia Airport and rental car to Route, One Kennett Square
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.
From 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
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
Check ahead for peak bloom of tulips.
See Longwood links below for more info