A Longwood Christmas will be on view from November 27, 2014 through January 11, 2015 at Longwood Gardens! This season, A Longwood Christmas, will feature a new bird-inspired display:
From trees adorned with nests and feathered friends, to topiary swans in our Exhibition Hall, to birdhouses, owls, and bald eagles decorating our tree houses, this holiday season flies high. Our Music Room depicts a festive Peacock Masquerade Ball, featuring elegant table settings and an 18-foot rotating tree. Stroll outside where colorful fountains dance, glimmering snowflakes hang overhead, and a half- million lights illuminate more of our outdoor gardens than ever before.
The annual event will also consist of spectacular lights, illuminated fountain shows, and live holiday performances. To learn more about timed ticketing, peak and non-peak pricing, and see more visiting tips to make your experience extraordinary click here or visit, Longwoodgardens.org.
Visit Longwood Gardens this Saturday, August 30 at 8:15pm for a special Fireworks & Fountain Show! The entire family will enjoy Longwood Gardens’ breathtaking event, the lavish fireworks, stirring music and colorful illuminated fountains make for an unforgettable night.
Guests can arrive to reserve a space in the gardens viewing area after 3pm and are encouraged to bring a lightweight folding chair. Also, there are rental chairs available while supplies last for $5 each. Be sure not to miss this spectacular end of Summer celebration, Tickets are on sale now at http://www.longwoodgardens.org.
Longwood Gardens recently released the lineup for their much anticipated Summer Performance Series and tickets are on-sale now! Join Longwood Gardens as they celebrate 100 years of arts! Classical, jazz, rock-n-roll, indie-pop, folk, bluegrass, and more summer sounds await in the bucolic setting of the gardens. The Summer Performance Series includes both free and ticketed concerts in the most beautiful outdoor settings. Many performances will sell out quickly, so act fast to purchase tickets! Longwood Gardens also has many options for dining before a show. To learn more about Longwood Gardens Summer Concert Series click here or visit Longwoodgardens.org.
Artwork by John Hannafin
Tonight, from 5-9pm at Galer Estate, warm up with some wine and live music all while enjoying art by John Hannafin alongside the vineyard. Twenty percent of sales from the show will benefit the Chester County Art Association. Galer Estate is located just behind Longwood Gardens at 700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square Pennsylvania. For more information on the Pop-up art show visit www.galerestate.com.
Don’t miss the annual Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood Gardens! The Orchid’s will be on display starting January 25th and lasting through March 30th. Living plants become works of art inside the lush, 4-acre Conservatory. Nearly 5,000 colorful orchids hang from baskets, create inspiring arrangements, and adorn unique forms throughout the Orchid Extravaganza event. To discover what’s blooming throughout the Gardens during Orchid Extravaganza visit http://www.longwoodgardens.org or click here. Also, check out the video below to learn how the Longwood staff pulls off beautiful displays during the winter season and throughout the year.
With the end of Summer quickly approaching I wanted to remind everyone of the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport! For just $35 per adult or $75 for a family of two adults and up to 3 children, the Brandywine Treasure Trail Passport is good for one time admission at each of the 11 top Brandywine Valley Museums and Gardens, including the Brandywine River Museum, the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, the Delaware Historical Society, Delaware Museum of Natural History, Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Mt. Cuba Center, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Rockwood, and Winterthur. Purchase your passport online by clicking here or at any of the participating attractions. Hurry this special will be ending on September 2, 2013.
Now through November 24, 2013 The Brandywine River Museum located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania is offering admission for free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon. Enjoy breakfast with a view from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. The restaurant offers “Breakfast on the Brandywine” with a menu that changes weekly and costs $7. A children’s meal is also available for $3.50. For more information and a list of upcoming events visit The Brandywine River Museum’s official website at http://www.brandywinemuseum.org or simply click here.
Wander through half a million twinkling lights, thousands of poinsettias, and magnificent Christmas trees. Beautifully lit fountains dance in the starry holiday wonderland, and enjoy concerts presented daily! This season, enjoy A Longwood Christmas, the region’s most popular winter attraction, through January 6th. West Chester’s very own Hotel Warner will be offering a “special Hotel Warner Package” or you can visit Longwood Gardens webpage for ticket availability as timed admission tickets are required. There is no admittance to the Gardens without a timed admission ticket if you are not a Member. Make sure to purchase a timed tickets now to avoid disappointment! Remember tickets are limited and sell out quickly.
Experience Longwood Gardens in a whole new Light through the evocative and imaginative art of Bruce Munro, British artist and light designer. Never before seen in the United States, this exhibition illuminates the gardens with large-scale, site-specific light installations, this will be the final encore of the season, trust me you don’t want to miss this breathtaking event! Find out more by clicking here.
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July! Since we will be grilling and laying poolside with our families we wanted to say Happy Independence day to everyone! Remember tonight Longwood Gardens will be hosting fireworks as well as there “Light” feature throughout the gardens! “Wander through a field of light reminiscent of flowers, discover a meadow of glowing towers changing hues, and delight in a shower of cascading raindrops fashioned from delicate lights as you are immersed in a new and truly unique garden experience. Both indoors and outdoors, by day and by night, Light! will change the way you see gardens.” For more information visit www.longwoodgardens.org. I will leave you with a picture I recently shot in Black&White of our beautiful town of West Chester!