We are in continuous enjoyment and awe of the memories and stories you’ve shared with us. Keep them coming! Share your poems, moments, memories, and artworks that have taken place in our Gardens. Submit them through our #LongwoodLove initiative on our website or use #LongwoodLove when posting online.
This week, enjoy a memory by Member Barbara S.:
We moved to the Kennett Square/Unionville area in 1986 and had our children in the early 90s.There were no parks in the area at that time, and Longwood Gardens became our “park.” Our children experienced the wonders of Longwood from the time they were little, and we have many fond memories of exploring the original Children’s Garden. We quickly learned to bring raincoats every time we came—rain or shine—because our children had way too much fun splashing in the children’s fountains. We also visited one snowy Christmas Eve. The snow dancing off the colorful lights was absolutely magical, and the near-solitude felt like it was our own special place. Several years later, one of the summer Fireworks & Fountains events featured a big bands theme. My elderly mother was in the early stages of dementia, but she reveled in the memories rejuvenated by the many big band songs. Longwood Gardens has always been a magical, special place for us.