The Colors of Longwood Gardens

These photos are an accurate representation of where I am mentally all the time but definitely not physically (current location status: coffee shop hopping and condensing a thesis paper from 250 pages to 300 words, so yeah wish me luck!) I’ve been to Longwood Gardens four times and for each time I’ve forgetten my camera to document it, but I’m not frustrated about that because its never enough to be surrounded by nature! If you’re ever in Philadelphia Longwood Gardens is a must (its actually an hour away but so worth it!!!)

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From Longwood Gardens’ dazzling colors to its intriguing water performances the experience is nothing but insanely beautiful! The gardens sit on a 700 acre land which include meadows, wetlands, forests, and agricultural land. Longwood Gardens is committed in maintaining their sustainable practices, below is a list of their commitments:

  • Recycling and Composting: Materials are sorted and ready for recycling. Composting is done on site, allowing them to turn organic waste into 8000 cubic yards of mulch and soil.

  • Energy: 10 acres of land are dedicated for solar panels.

  • Local Food: Seasonal food is produced and maintained by students that becomes sold or donated.

  • Wildlife Preservation: Reforestation of woodlands and preserving natural and man-made habitats.

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Fun fact: These Giant Water Lilies (aka Victoria Amazonica) can hold 300 pounds of weight and can grow up to 18”! How mind-blowing is that?

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Eat of all the fruits and walk in the ways of your lord submissively. there comes forth from within it a beverage of many colours, in which there is healing for men; most surely there is a sign in this (life of bees) for a people who reflect.
— Surah Al-Nahl (16:69)
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You can check out the rest of this amazing colorful place at Longwood Garden’s website. Now Go Outside, Take an Adventure, and Keep Exploring! #natureisbeautiful