Thursday, January 6, 2011

A day at Longwood

Yesterday afternoon, my parents, Little Pit and I took an adventure to Longwood Gardens . Located in Kennett Square, PA, it is certainly a property worth visiting, especially during the holidays!

In short, it was magnificent. I had always heard that the Christmas lights were amazing, but I hadn't realized how intricate they would be and just how much time and effort it must take to get all those lights up on ALL those trees! And to get all the wreaths made, and the HUGE Christmas trees in the must take DAYS to decorate!

So, here are some pictures from our trip, I didn't bring our good DSLR camera, so the pictures aren't great and the flash is WAY too bright, it was better in person, so next year you should go!!

They decorate a ton of trees outside, and then they have a "Christmas Tour" through the indoor conservancy.
Some of the lit trees as we were leaving, isn't it romantic?

These trees had SO many lights wound up them, and they went SO high, I was marvelling at the engineering of just getting the lights up there! (and that's Little Pit all bundled in her stroller, you can't even see her face but you can see one of her little ears on her hat ha!)
One of the many indoor trees

Lillies, my FAVORITE :)

This picture doesn't do this hanging basket justice, it was HUGE!

Same with this picture, this fern was taller than me!

The main room of the conservatory, isn't it awesome?

So, that was our trip yesterday, I am glad I finally went, after 30 years of living less than 20 miles from it!

I am hoping we can make it back around Easter, apparently they just have acres and acres of tulips and hyacinths, it must smell delicious!

Hope everyone is having a great week :)

xoxo Mrs. Pit


Dollface said...

That looks amazing!!! How is little pitt doing?! I cant wait to hear more updates, xxxoo

Trish said...

Hi sweetie! I am so sorry we didn't get the chance to meet while we were living in PA, I lived just minutes from Longwood Gardens in Chadds Ford and was lucky to frequent Longwood quite often as a season ticket holder. You MUST go in Spring, you will LOVEEEE all the amazing flowers. The tulips, hyacinths, you name it, they are all in bloom and are right out of a story book. Foxgloves that are 6' tall! :) Glad you had such a lovely time. Wishing you all the best in the New Yea and hope all is well with your sweet little one! xoxxox