Longwood Gardens an Adventure for Twilight students

If you need a little beauty and excitement in your life, come to Longwood Gardens for a visit over the holidays.

Ice skating shows, Christmas lights and warm hot chocolate for those cold winter nights, are just some of the attractions at Longwood Gardens.

Recently, students from Penn Manor’s Twilight program visited Longwood Gardens, and enjoyed the experience very much.

Cyle Williams said, “I enjoyed the garden because there were interesting plants I had never heard of, and I got the chance to learn a lot about them.”

Williams hopes to visit again soon.

A variety of unique plants and flowers can be seen, along with a gigantic conservatory greenhouse filled with exotic plants.  There are also  the glorious  lighted Christmas trees and ponds to throw coins and makes wishes.

For small children here is some great news: they have a room filled with small plants for the children to look at and learn about.

Longwood Gardens is a beautiful place with walkways and trains making their way up to the building.

You can leave the botanical wonderland with more than just memories if you stop in their gift shop.

The lights in Longwood Gardens will on every day from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and the Christmas show is being held until January 10.

Another Penn Manor Twilight student, Collin Shaab, said, “The field trip was fun, the lights were very pretty, the flowers were beautiful, and the hot chocolate was delicious!”

Charles Kauffman agreed, “It was a great adventure,” he said, noting he would like to visit again.

By Damica Gabrielson and Erika Dukeman