Here in the Philadelphia region we are experiencing absolutely wonderful early autumn weather -- mild and gorgeous beyond belief with magnificent blue skies, gentle breezes, cooler temperatures and just enough sunlight to warm everyone's spirit.
And nowhere is all of this more evident than at nearby Longwood Gardens. We visited yesterday and the above photos are the result.
Longwood Gardens is a place where garden design, horticulture, education, and the arts interplay to inspire and enlighten people of all ages.
One of the world’s great gardens, Longwood’s story is one of legacy, innovation, and stewardship.
The Gardens are a living expression of all that their founder, Pierre S. du Pont, found inspiring, meaningful, and beautiful. From the intricate fountain systems to the meticulous gardens to the architectural grandeur, awe-inspiring discoveries await at every turn.
Years before it was a public garden, the land on which Longwood Gardens stands was home to the native Lenni Lenape tribe and Quaker farmers. Since then, the land has undergone significant transformation to become the magnificent property that is enjoyed by more than a million guests each year.
Every season at Longwood is a new discovery. And autumn is a special treat.
You owe it to yourself to take advantage of this priceless gem as soon as possible!
All photos copyright 2013 by Dan Cirucci.