Today I am leading you on an evening stroll through the beautiful grounds and conservatory of Longwood Gardens at Christmas time. While it is breathtaking during the day, the lights and reflections transport you to a magical place at nightfall.
So, pour a cup of tea and get comfy, I’ll do the walking!
We will start off just at dusk and wind our way around the outdoor light displays. Enormous trees have been carefully wrapped in a multitude of tiny lights by crews in cherry pickers. There is music and color, fountains and excited voices of awe.
Removing our wraps, we’ll next enter the conservatory. Christmas trees light your way and the smell of flowers permeates the air. Water trickling in the many fountains follows us as we explore rooms filled with themed trees as well as traditional and unusual decorations for the season.
Afterwards, we’ll take the path back and head homeward filled with visions of a Longwood Christmas.
Pathways bordered in decorative lights come alive as night falls.
The Bird Tree is full of edibles for the birds to feast from!
Reflected lights on the water.
Packages under the tree in the Pierce DuPont House.
Colorful lighted trees create living sculptures in the landscape.
Enormous trees are strung in thousands of tiny lights!
Lights reflected in the water lend a magical feel to the night!
Lighted trees at Longwood
Cherrypickers are used to wrap many outdoor trees in lights!
Outdoor Tree Lights
Hundreds of ornaments are crafted by school children for the Childrens’ Trees
Longwood Gardens Christmas
Vintage ornaments and themed trees
Blue Christmas Tree
Christmas trees decorated with Poinsettia “ornaments”
Poinsettias reflected in glass ornaments
Dried Flowers and evergreens dress the mantle
Tea and Cookies
Amaryllis and Lights
Mediterranean Garden Aglow
Popsicle sticks and glitter make a tree glow!
Clay Owl Ornament on the Childrens’ Tree
A Snowman Ornament on one of the Childrens’ Trees
Greenhouse Christmas Tree
Succulent Christmas Wreath
Thousands of Poinsettias are on display in red, pink, white and every variation!
Beautiful reflections at A Longwood Christmas