Summer blooms at Longwood Gardens

Longed Gardens' water lily ponds were filled with these floating jewels in early August. We cam especially to see them.

Longed Gardens’ water lily ponds were filled with these floating jewels in early August. We cam especially to see them.

The Conservatory

Longwood’s conservatory offers a cool break from the summer heat — and its gardens, too, are extraordinary.

Longwood gardens had long been a favorite place of mine. However, for some reason, I never have gone to visit in the summer. This year I made it my mission to visit while the water lilies were in bloom, something I only recently discovered they had. I was not disappointed.

I didn’t stop there, of course. The adjacent conservatory is a must in every season and the gardens were filled with late summer color.

Photos and text by guest blogger
Gina Truitt

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