Get Away: Orchid Extravaganza
Longwood Garden's dazzling display runs from Jan. 19 to March 24.
Come in from the cold and explore Longwood Gardens’ lush 4-acre conservatory, which is filled with thousands of vibrant orchids, including the rare Phalaenopsis Sogo Yukidian “V3,” a prolific bloomer with majestic white, pink and purple blossoms. Outdoors, stroll Longwood’s 3 miles of walking trails and the topiary garden, featuring 20 whimsically shaped yews.
Stay the night nearby at The Inn at Grace Winery (rates begin at $149; 610-459-4711, gracewinery.com). Three of the inn’s cottages have a wood-burning fireplace; two have a gas fireplace. Meander the grounds to visit alpacas, goats and donkeys.
Orchid Extravaganza runs from Jan. 19 to March 24. Admission is $23; $20 for seniors ages 62 and older and college students; $12 for ages 5-18; free for ages 4 and younger.
Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania; 610-388-1000; longwoodgardens.org