Longwood Gardens Named The Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights By USA TODAY’s 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
KENNETT SQUARE, PA – America voted and Longwood Gardens is the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights contest by USA TODAY’s 2021 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. With more than 500,000 outdoor lights and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood won the contest sponsored by USA Today and 10Best.com, topping a list of 20 botanical gardens from across the U.S.
“To win this national recognition is so rewarding for our entire team of staff and volunteers who plan and work tirelessly all year long to create our A Longwood Christmas light display,” said Paul Redman, President and CEO of Longwood Gardens. “Our thanks and appreciation to all who supported and voted for our Gardens.”
This is the fourth consecutive year the Garden has won the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights award. In addition, in 2014, 2016, and 2018 Longwood was named Best Botanical Garden in North America. For more about the contest and the complete list of Botanical Garden winners, visit 10best.com/awards/travel/best-botanical-garden-lights.
Rounding out the top five in the 2021 contest were Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden in Richmond, Virginia; Nights of a Thousand Candles at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina; Gardens Aglow at Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine, and Illuminations at Botanica Wichita in Wichita, Kansas.
Limited tickets remain to experience A Longwood Christmas now through January 9, 2022. Admission to the display is by Timed Admission Ticket, with tickets purchased in advance for a specific date and time. Tickets are available at longwoodgardens.org.
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (1870–1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays, encompassing more than 1,000 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, and fountains, and home to a10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and grand Conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education, and the performing arts, through programming that includes exhibitions, musical performances by leading artists, renowned horticulture education programs, horticulture research, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.
Longwood Gardens is located on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA, 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Timed Tickets required and can be purchased in advanced at longwoodgardens.org.