Longwood Gardens / by Lindsey Glover

 Palm House

Palm House

This month, Lou and I visited Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., following a short trip to Philadelphia.           Most of the outside gardens were still dormant, so we stuck to the Conservatory and took in the Orchid Extravaganza that was on display. The Conservatory was breathtaking, and I loved the thoughtful integration of plants within the light-filled architecture. Leaving the soggy, gray day behind and entering the balmy temperature and oxygen-rich air of the Conservatory, it was immediately summer. 

 Rose House 

Rose House 

 East Conservatory

East Conservatory

 Green Wall

Green Wall

 One of the many orchids on display for the Orchid Extravaganza 

One of the many orchids on display for the Orchid Extravaganza