We’ve traveled (a lot!), but we still have a long list of places we’d like to go. So, why would we bother going back to places we’ve already been? A place really has to be special to merit a return, and Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania is one of those places.
Whenever we go to Longwood, we facilitate our looking with photography. So often a wonderful detail of the garden reveals itself in a different way when we take the time to compose a photo. This is always the case when we visit the water lilies.
Many gardens overuse common plants in massive displays. This is not the case at Longwood, so we were dismayed to see that the flowers on display at the conservatory were chrysanthemums. Mums have to be the most overworked autumn flower in the US, and we didn’t want to waste our time on them.
Of course, love of any work of art is subjective – and that includes love of great gardens. For us, Longwood has beautiful compositions; great colors; inspires us; and with every visit, we learn and see more.