As if lovers of nature needed one more reason to visit the verdant countryside, this weekend Longwood Gardens launches its celebration of the harvest season with Autumn’s Colors.
While the downtown of Kennett Square fetes the humble mushroom with the annual Kennett Square Mushroom Festival, September 5-7, just outside of town, Longwood honors the coming-soon season.
In the coming weeks, the horticultural center’s landscapes will begin to glow with shades of yellow, orange, purple and red, and the beauty truly should not be missed.
This Saturday, September 6, visit the Kennett Square destination for opening day of The Garden Railway, a display of G-scale model trains with five locomotives and more than 45 different engines, as well as bridges, tunnels and water features.
While you’re there, don’t miss strolling through the newest outdoor garden: the gorgeous 86-acre Meadow Garden, which includes three miles of walking and hiking trails featuring colorful fields of wildflowers, the historic Webb Farmhouse and Galleries, and four learning pavilions.
Later this fall, look forward to the Pumpkin Playground, October 1-31, and the annualChrysanthemum Festival, October 25-November 23, and the after-dark Night of 1,000 Lights lantern festival, November 7.
Beyond the fall colors, Longwood also hosts frequent performances and special events. For more information on upcoming events at the garden, click here.
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Autumn’s Colors at Longwood Gardens
When: September 6-November 23
Where: Longwood Gardens, 1001 Longwood Road
Cost: Include in general admission
More info: www.longwoodgardens.org