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Award-Winning Garden Lights Go Dim Sunday Night

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 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights, Longwood Gardens, PennsylvaniaLongwood Gardens has been named the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights by USA TODAY’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. With more than 500,000 outdoor lights, and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood won the contest, topping a list of 20 botanical gardens from across the U.S. Rounding out the top five is Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights, Gardens Aglow, Nights of a Thousand Candles, and Million Bulb Walk/Dominion Energy Garden of Lights.

Guests can experience the award-winning display now through January 5, 2020. Admission to the Christmas display is by Timed Admission Ticket, with tickets purchased in advance for a specific date and time.

For more about the contest and the complete list of Botanical Garden winners, online.

In 1906, industrialist Pierre S. du Pont (1870–1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 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 gardens, woodlands, meadows, and fountains, and home to a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ and 4.5-acre 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 open daily (including holidays) and is located on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, 30 miles west of Philadelphia.

(Photo courtesy of Longwood Gardens)

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