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"Light" at Longwood Gardens is a wonderful way to spend a summer evening

"Light" at Longwood Gardens
"Light" at Longwood Gardens
Becky Ginther

From now until September 29th, visiting Longwood Gardens in the evening hours means that you'll get to view a stunning exhibit called "Light," created by Bruce Munro. Essentially the exhibits are works of art created out of recycled materials that also have lights installed, creating an amazing scene once the sun goes down.

The various parts of "Light" are spread throughout the grounds, so you can take a leisurely stroll around the gardens and see all the different displays. Forest of Light is through a heavily wooded area with illuminated glass sphere all along the pathways. Arrow Spring has a variety of fiber optic lights, and the field of light has over 7,000 glowing glass spheres. Other unique displays include waterlilies, which are made out of recycled CDs, Candlelight in the Canopy Cathedral Treehouse, and Water Towers, which are made from plastic bottles filled with water and lights. Inside the conservatory you'll find Snowballs, large glass chandeliers, and Light Shower, a beautiful display hanging from the ceiling.

In addition to those displays, there are also some special events happening during the summer. Certain Friday evenings feature various concerts, crafts, and other opportunities for families, as well as lectures and workshops about the exhibit on other nights.

Tickets should be purchased in advance and that can be done online, in person, or by phone. There is also a Light app that you can download to your smart phone, which will give you information, videos, and more while you are touring the gardens.

Longwood Gardens is located at 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, PA. They are open seven days a week and hours vary depending on the season.

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