Nobody does Christmas like Longwood Gardens, the famous public garden near Wilmington, Delaware. Their 4.5 acres of greenhouse are dolled-up for the holidays, and outdoors, over a half million lights make for a grand show. PLUS, there are performances – by ice skaters and by multi-colored “dancing” fountains (to quote their website).
Just a few days ago, the happy bunch below left from Behnkes via tour bus to spend the day visiting Longwood – thanks to Cheval’s 2nd Act (a garden tour service) and Washington Gardener Magazine. Feast your eyes on the sights in this small selection of photos from their visit.
Below, some very clever trees constructed entirely from succulents (left and center) and bromeliads. Awesome!
Below, part of the permanent display of gray and silver foliage plants in the West Conservatory.
Finally, these outdoor scenes are lovely but they don’t even hint at the drama that comes after nightfall.
Photo credits: Top two courtesy Longwood Gardens; all the rest thanks to Stephanie Fleming.