Philadelphia’s Famed Longwood Gardens Reopening Following $90-Million Revitalization

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Longwood Gardens, a more than 1,000-acre horticultural center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia, will reopen its Grand Garden following a $90-million revitalization. The two-year project debuts May 27, 2017, with its Main Fountain Garden said to rival gardens of Europe. Highlights include a brand-new garden experience, the Grotto.

“The revitalization of our iconic Main Fountain Garden is the largest project in Longwood’s history since the passing of our founder in 1954 and to share its return with our guests is incredibly exciting,” said Paul B. Redman, Longwood Gardens President and CEO. “Thanks to the efforts of our amazing and world-renowned design, engineering and historic preservation partners, as well as our most talented and dedicated Longwood team, our legendary Main Fountain Garden is back and more spectacular than ever.”

The debut will premiere “Summer of Spectacle,” a dazzling combination of fountain shows, fireworks, tours and programs. The gardens will have extended visiting hours on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for special illuminated fountain shows, as well. Fireworks & Fountains shows will be featured May 28, July 2, July 22, August 12, September 2 and September 16. “Summer of Spectacle” will run May 27 through September 30, 2017.

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