Longwood Gardens wins award

America voted and Longwood Gardens has been named the winner of the Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights by USA TODAY’s 2019 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! With over 500,000 outdoor lights, and fountains that dance to holiday classics, Longwood won the contest sponsored by USA Today and 10Best.com, 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. Sell out likely.

This is not the first time Longwood Gardens has won a USA Today contest. In 2014, 2016, and 2018 Longwood was named Best Botanical Garden in North America, and in 2018 won its first Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights award. For more about the contest and the complete list of Botanical Garden winners, visit 10best.com/awards/travel/best-botanical-garden-holiday-lights-2019.

Longwood Gardens is open daily (including holidays) and is located on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA, 30 miles west of Philadelphia. Timed Tickets required and can be purchased in advanced at longwoodgardens.org

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