A warm welcome to spring

BEST BETS

Day Trip

March 20, 2003|By Miesha Lowery

Can't wait to shake off the cold and gloom of winter? Longwood Gardens can get you in a springtime mood real fast.

Its "Welcome Spring" display, featuring 16 indoor gardens, is in full bloom. The 3-acre display highlights thousands of familiar and exotic flowers, including daffodils, blue poppies, hyacinths, tulips, roses and orchids.

Visitors also can enjoy gardening and cooking demonstrations, as well as Sunday concerts in the gardens.

A free audio tour with more than two hours of information about the gardens is also available.

"Welcome Spring" runs through April 11. Longwood Gardens is on U.S. 1, Kennett Square, Pa. It is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. every day. Admission is $2-$12. Call 800-737-5500.

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