longwood conservatory

Longwood’s new conservatory overlook open for summer

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A big chunk of Longwood Gardens’ renovation is open now at the Kennett Square botanical gardens. The conservatory overlook and the lower conservatory plaza, both between the conservatory and the fountain complex, will allow patrons a broader view of fountain shows, which have begun. The work includes a new allée of yellowwood trees and new stone steps. Conservatory sites The …

longwood gardens tulips

Longwood’s tulips will hit peak bloom through this week

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Ahoy, tulip lovers. Now is the time to steer your ship toward Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where Longwood Gardens‘ waves of tulips are heading into their peak bloom for spring 2024. Seeing their 90 varieties of tulips — single blooms, double blooms and fringed — along the 600-foot Flower Garden Walk is a favorite spring outing for many. The walk features more …

Conservatory Exteriors courtesy of Longwood Gardens - Daniel Traub

Longwood upgrade debuts in November; buy fireworks tickets now

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens has announced an early holiday present for its fans: Its $250 million revitalization project — announced in 2021 as the most ambitious of its upgrades — is expected to open to the public Nov. 22, just in time for A Longwood Christmas and its deluge of visitors. It also started selling tickets for its popular Fireworks and Fountain …

DelawareLive April 7

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – April 7, 2024

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Review Includes: Memorial Bridge ‘dolphins’ designed to stop ships like Dali Plant shoots through the roof of Longwood conservatory Delaware’s Matt Kern of One Coastal is a James Beard finalist Experts: ‘Unauditable’ Delaware unemployment fund brings risk DOE to provide support, coaching for college financial aid Shooting woes sink Blue Coats in season finale Click on the image …

Longwood Gardens has removed a pane of glass from the conservatory roof to allow the century agave to bloom. Courtesy of Longwood Gardens.

Plant shoots through the roof of Longwood conservatory

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A plant that’s towering over its landscape as it’s flowering has made Longwood Gardens remove a pane of glass from the conservatory roof of its Silver Garden to give it room to grow – and grow and grow. It’s called the century plant (Agave americana). Though once believed a century-long wait was needed for flowering, Agave americana typically blooms after …

Longwood Christmas 2023

Here’s how Longwood created its retro Christmas display

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens planners kicked around the idea of a retro Christmas display for years before debuting it this holiday season. “I think everybody’s nostalgic around the holiday season,” said Jim Sutton, Longwood’s display designer. “Christmas is one of those times where it’s sort of a melding between what’s old and what’s new. A lot of people pull things out and …

Longwood Christmas

A Longwood Christmas goes retro for 2023

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A Longwood Christmas is going retro this year, with tinsel-draped trees and throwback ornaments, as well as some super-sized and — so far — secret surprises outdoors among the half-a-million lights. “The desire for nostalgia and to reconnect with our pasts inspired this year’s retro theme—what’s old is new again,” said Jim Sutton, Longwood Gardens’ senior horticulture display designer. “During …

du Pont

5 area du Pont gardens celebrated in new book

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A new book explores the rich heritage of five Delaware-area gardens that belonged to members of the du Pont family. “Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley” (Monacelli, $60 hardcover) looks at Hagley Museum and Library, Nemours Estate, Mt. Cuba Center, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, and Longwood Gardens. Written by Marta McDowell and featuring photos by Larry Lederman, the …

DelawareLive May 14

DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – May 14, 2023

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Delaware wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth New climate bill would increase scope of energy agency Animal Welfare may get doggie bag of new duties from GA Panel: State should make 1% extra retiree funding the law  Culture Marriage proposal caps teacher …

Scene from Monet's Garden fountain show at Longwood Gardens

Longwood brings back Illuminated Fountain Shows this summer

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ main fountain complex comes to life again this summer with illuminated shows choreographed to light and music as the region’s favorite attraction starts its summer schedule. The gardens’ popular Fireworks & Fountains shows will not return until the summer of 2024, and already one new segment of the illuminated fountain shows — drones and fountains — is already …