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Winter Wonder showcases Longwood’s outdoors

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Longwood Gardens in winter.
Longwood Gardens in winter. (Photo by Longwood Gardens)

 

Longwood Gardens on Saturday opens Winter Wonder, a new display showcasing the winter landscape of the famous attraction in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, and plants inside the Conservatory.

Winter Wonder, which runs through March 21, replaces Longwood’s usual Orchid Extravaganza. Emphasizing the outdoors is a smart move, considering the give and take of pandemic restrictions.

Tickets and member reservations must be made in advance a longwoodgardens.org.

The display also features “Voices in the Landscape: Deeply Rooted with Storyteller Charlotte Blake Alston,” a new exhibit honoring the “strength, resilience and contributions of the African American community” through horticulture and story.

Visitors – dress for cold weather! – are invited to appreciate the stark beauty, contrasting colors and exposed shapes in the outdoor gardens, such as ornamental fruit, seedpods and bark.

 

The Conservatory will feature more than 50 hanging baskets.

In early March, look for blue poppies (Meconopsis ‘Lingholm’), Himalayan natives that are one of Longwood’s signature plants for their mesmerizing sky-blue color.

“Voices” involves 10 stops throughout the gardens, including a Zulu creation myth paired with one of the oldest plants on Earth in the Conservatory and thoughts on the symbolism of woods and meadows in the Lookout Loft Treehouse.

The exhibit works best with headphones when listening to the audio files via your phone. The exhibit is also available at longwoodgardens.org/voices-landscape.

Admission is $23 to free. The gardens are open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily and are closed Tuesdays.

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