Longwood Gardens Named The Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights By USA TODAY’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards

A large lantern glows at Longwood Gardens at night and is surrounded by blue icicle lights

KENNETT SQUARE, PA – For the fifth year in a row, America voted Longwood Gardens the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights contest by USA TODAY’s 2022 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. With more than 550,000 outdoor lights and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood took the top spot out of 20 botanical gardens from across the U.S in the contest sponsored by USA Today and 10Best.com. 
“We’re honored to be included in this stellar list of gardens and to receive this national recognition five years in a row means so much to our entire team of staff and volunteers who create our A Longwood Christmas light display,” said Paul B. Redman, President and CEO of Longwood Gardens. “We extend our thanks and appreciation to all who supported and voted for our Gardens.”
This is the fifth consecutive year the Garden has won the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights award. 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 2022 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 in Wichita, Kansas.
Limited tickets remain to experience A Longwood Christmas now through January 8. 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 1,100 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ, and grand conservatory. Longwood Gardens is the living legacy of Pierre S. du Pont, bringing joy and inspiration to everyone through the beauty of nature, conservation, and learning. Open daily, Longwood is one of more than 30 gardens in the Philadelphia region known as America’s Garden Capital. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.