On a sunny morning in late April, we headed down to Longwood Gardens to look at some plants. You probably don’t remember, but we had actually been to Longwood during Freshman year before all the leaves were on the trees because it was still winter. Anyway, this time, there were actual flowers and things blooming and it was so lovely! If you live in the area and have never been, I would definitely recommend it, even if you are not a plant fanatic because it is beautiful and the amount of maintenance required to keep this place perfect will blow your mind.
We were supposed to be taking notes on different spaces and plants for class but I mostly just looked at all the plants and wandered around.
One of the cool things we go to do was go behind the scenes of some of the plant growing operations. We walked through green houses with rows and rows of different plant species.
There was also this tree called a Mardarinquat (I think) which looked awesome but we weren’t allowed to pick any.
They also showed us these crazy flowers they were propagating that only bloom every 7 years and cost upwards of $600 dollars if I’m not mistaken! So I think this picture should be worth at least $50 haha.
Anyway. After getting a tour, we were able to walk around on our own! Yay! I definitely could’ve stayed longer but I still got to see plenty of foliage and flora.
First we took a stroll down the Flower Garden Walk which was planted with over 250,000 bulbs! That’s crazy! Here are some pics:
These pictures don’t really do it justice but you can still see all the pretty flowers 🙂
We also got to walk around the indoor greenhouses which are always blooming with beautiful flowers!
And no trip to Longwood would be complete without using the famous greenwall bathrooms!