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Most Fascinating Public Gardens in America | 7. Bloedel Reserve. What’s special about this reserve on Bainbridge Island is its entryway. Unlike most botanical gardens, which dazzle you with fascinating displays of blooms and plants right from the entry, the Bloedel Reserve welcomes you with an intentionally less eye-catching scenery. The idea is to slowly bring you into the experience.
Most Fascinating Public Gardens in America | 8. Longwood Gardens. Back in the 1700s this place was a simple arboretum, but after Pierre du Pont bought the property in 1906 and transformed it into a horticultural showplace, thing started to become considerably more interesting in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. In 1919 a 195,668-square-foot conservatory was built to house twenty indoor gardens and more than five thousand species of plants.
Longwood Gardens’ Grows Largest Mum Outside of Asia | Longwood Gardens. NOVEMBER 3, 2015, Kennett Square PA – Longwood Gardens has unveiled the largest chrysanthemum ever grown outside of Asia: the Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum. The amazing plant features 1,509 perfectly placed, uniform blooms on ONE plant. The Thousand Bloom Mum is a highlight of the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens, which transforms Longwood’s 4-acre conservatory into a vibrant visual feast of colorful chry...