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Few botanical gardens in the US can rival the splendor of Longwood Gardens. This massive site covers over 1,000 acres and once belonged to the du Pont family. The gardens have been open to the public since 1921 and are now run by the Longwood Foundation. Some of the site’s most popular outdoor gardens include the Idea Garden, the Meadow Garden, the Topiary Garden, and the Wisteria Garden. The Conservatory alone contains approximately 4,600 species of plants and trees. It includes areas such as the Palm House and Mediterranean Garden.