If you're reading this you probably are into gardens, and know most of what I'm going to say here.
Monthly, at the Pennsbury Inn Bed and Breakfast, we get one or two guests who have not been to Longwood or don't know what it is. And we tell some of the same stories and anecdotes that explain quickly to folks what to expect.
One of the first questions is: "when to visit".So many folks call and ask, if the Bulbs are up yet? Or other "time related" type questions. We are always trying to explain that using the temperature, or the date to guess what you'll see at Longwood Gardens, doesn't always work. What folks don't realize is that many - in fact- most of the plants you see in the various beds as you walk to the conservatory, didn't grow where you see them. Most of the plants , especially the seasonal and colorful and decorative plants, were grown in other parts of the Gardens often under glass and are considered "pushed" So you may not see any tulips in the Pennsbury Inns gardens, but Longwood is jam packed and ready for your visit.