Longwood Gardens unveils $250m expansion, transformation

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania will add new plantings and buildings across 17 acres, also expanding and connecting the public spaces of the central grounds.

The master plan for the project, Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience, was created in 2010 by West 8 Urban Design & Landscape Architecture with Weiss/Manfredi.

Weiss/Manfredi is the lead designer, in partnership with Reed Hilderbrand. The project will be managed by Bancroft Construction Company.

Longwood Reimagined’s centerpiece is a new 32,000-square-foot glasshouse called West Conservatory, designed by Weiss/Manfredi. Gardens and pools within the glasshouse are designed by Reed Hilderbrand.

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