Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Longwood Gardens

Over Labor Day weekend, Derek and I were trying to decide what to do with the long weekend. We debated on going to Cape May (my favorite beach in the area!) but decided against it because we didn't want to deal with a crowd. Plus, I'm all for the beach in the fall for sight seeing and relaxing purposes. Instead, we finally made the drive to Longwood Gardens! I wrote an article on them for my school paper in college and had never gotten to go and have wanted to since then. It was such a peaceful break from the city and everything about it was incredibly beautiful. There were so many flowers and fountains and cute walking paths, it was a bit overwhelming - but in the best way possible. 

The Italian Water Garden made me nostalgic for Europe. The display was stunning and there were various little statues and details around the garden. Also, the shaped shrubberies (above) were immaculate and without a piece out of place. 

The Conservatory was absolutely breathtaking with numerous rooms all around devoted to different plants and landscapes. There was an orchid room (one of my favorites!), roses and even a room full of cacti. 

Giant lily pads! There were a few different ponds scattered around full of different types/shapes of lily pads. The giant ones were HUGE, they made you wish you could jump right on them- I would not recommend that. 

The meadow garden was probably my favorite part. We walked for an hour at one point and ran into barely any people on the hike. It was so relaxing and quiet while surrounded by fields of flowers. The fields seemed to stretch on for miles and there were cute little signs to read on the way. 

The Summer Spectacular season is over but as of yesterday Autumn's Colors is now on display until November 25. If you live in the Philadelphia area, I 100% recommend a day trip to Longwood Gardens! 


  1. Such a gorgeous place!!! Looks amazing and your outfit goes so well with the entire environment around you :)

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    1. Thanks! :) I'm not going to lie, I totally picked out that floral romper just for that purpose haha

  2. What a beautiful place to visit! Your pictures are gorgeous :)

  3. prefect way to spend labor day. The gardens are beautiful


  4. Love the photos you took! So enjoyable to watch what more if I visit the place...

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    1. Yes, that's the best part about following other blogs. There are so many places to visit!

  5. It looks so beautiful in there! Your smile is so pretty too! :)

  6. Wow great place! *-* It reminds me a botanical garden I visited in Dublin! So stunning! ^-^

    1. I can imagine how relaxing those gardens must have been for you, guys! Looks like you really enjoyed the beauty of this peaceful nature. Reminds me of the gardens I've visited in Poole as a teenager. Love the cute quote of Winnie the Pooh. :D

      xoxo Ira

  7. I love the romper you wore, and those sandals look so comfy! Gardens are my favorite places to visit, sometimes there's almost no one, and it's great to just sit and relax. It's cool that there are so many "sections", I feel like you could bring a ton of outfits, shoot photos in different areas, and no one would ever know they were all from one garden!

    Angelina Is | Bloglovin'

    1. I so could!! It was so lovely just to sit and relax in the empty parts of the garden! Thanks, by the way!

  8. You are so gorgeous,and the picture is beautiful.


  9. Awesome pictures and you look so gorgeous!! <3

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  10. Awww these are beautiful photos and your outfit is on point and matches all the flowery prettiness :)
    My sister in law and her family often go to Cape May. I've never been but must visit 'cos have heard so much about it :) So so lovely to see your happy faces and glad you had such a brill weekend!
    xox Nadia


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