Southeastern Pennsylvania seemed like a convenient place to stop on the road north.
One hundred years ago, Pierre DuPont bought 1,000 acres in Kennett Square.
He installed many acres of gardens and other features, including an outside
theater complete with fountains programmed to put on shows.
The conservatory itself covers four acres with tropical plantings.
It also houses a massive organ with more than 10,000 pipes.
In many polls, Longwood Gardens is the best public garden in the USA.
Some rank it best in the world.
Priscilla is a cancer survivor. She was resting on a bench when I walked past. She led me on a
tour of some of her favorite parts of the park, including a series of waterfalls and a bell tower.
How many times have I allocated two or three hours to tour a new place and learned that I should have taken at least a day or maybe an entire weekend? Yup. Did it again!