Get Away: Orchid Extravaganza

Longwood Garden's dazzling display runs from Jan. 19 to March 24.

Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza. Photo by Larry Albee.

 

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

 


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