KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (CBS) — Longwood Gardens unveiled a $250 million project on Thursday, which was more than a decade in the making. The project will transform one of America’s greatest gardens.
Longwood Gardens said it will add new buildings, pools and plantings across 17 acres.READ MORE: 'A Game Changer': CDC Recommends Johnson & Johnson's 1-Dose COVID Vaccine, Paving Way For Distribution To Begin
A new 32,000-square-foot Conservatory is the centerpiece of the project, with asymmetrical peaks rising from a pool on which the building will seemingly float. Inside, islands of Mediterranean-inspired gardens are set amid pools, canals, and low fountains. #LongwoodReimagined pic.twitter.com/qQ57lKPe1r
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The centerpiece will be a 32,000-square-foot glasshouse.
Longwood expects to break ground on the project this spring.MORE NEWS: COVID In Philadelphia: City Easing More Restrictions Monday On Road To Recovery
The main and east conservatories will remain open during the project.