Longwood Gardens closed until Wednesday after crash on site

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens front gate. Photo by Harold Hank.

 

Longwood Gardens issued a terse statement Thursday afternoon saying it is closed and will not reopen until at least Wednesday, Aug. 4, because of a vehicle crash on the site.

No guests were injured. Three people were evaluated by the Longwood Fire Co., with two treated on the scene and one transported to a local hospital for further evaluation.

The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania gardens will reopen after an investigation by Pennsylvania State Police.

The former du Pont estate often is described as the often cited as the premier destination in the region wit its 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre conservatory.

The gardens will issue refunds for tickets purchased during the time it’s closed, said spokeswoman Abbey Gau.

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