Longtime du Pont estate Granogue

Longwood gets bit more du Ponty by adding Granogue estate

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens, founded by Pierre S. du Pont in the early 1900s, is about to get another dose of du Pont. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, gardens and The Conservation Fund will acquire and operate the longtime du Pont estate Granogue located in New Castle County. The 505-acre private estate includes the long-time residence of the late Irénée “Brip” and Barbara …

Longwood Gardens Christmas Display

Longwood Gardens to bring holiday cheer, botanical splendor

Staff Writer Culture, Headlines

Visitors to Kennett Square’s Longwood Gardens this holiday season will be met with glimmering botanical ornaments, more than half a million dazzling lights artistically accenting the landscape, strolling carolers bringing holiday cheer, and crackling firepits adding warmth to cozy winter evenings. The holiday display will be around from Nov. 18 until Jan. 8. Tickets are available online. This year’s theme …

DelawareLive Oct 9

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Oct. 9, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Supreme Court strikes down vote-by-mail, same-day registration Transparency advocates: Update FOIA for 21st century Sportsmen object to Jennings’ backing of gun purchase code Culture Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ to open Saturday, finally It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens Business Forward Journey: Helping young severely …

Longwood Gardens bonsai Kennett Collection

It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens this week received a gift of 150 extraordinary bonsai trees and will receive a $1 million bequest to take care of the eminent Kennett Collection. Hailing the donation as the finest private collection of bonsai in the Western World, Longwood officials said the addition raises the garden’s collection to world-class. “These important bonsai trees, which have been so …

DelawareLive July 10

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – July 10, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Bruce Munro hopes you find Longwood light art joyous Delaware wants to put Foulk Road on a diet Calls mount for McGuiness to resign, be impeached Culture ‘Tempest’ marks Delaware Shakespeare return to Rockwood Winterthur brings back its Artisan Market July 16-17 Delaware state …

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Bruce Munro hopes you find Longwood light art joyous

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

  When light artist Bruce Munro this year brought his night magic back to Longwood Gardens, it was the first time he’s brought a new exhibit to the site of a former one. Ten years ago, his “Bruce Munro: Light” exhibit delighted audiences at the former du Pont estate in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. It also electrified his career, partly because …

DelawareLive June 26

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – June 26, 2022

Sonja Frey Delaware Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view as a PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Same day voter registration bill heads to Carney Wilmington Learning Collaborative: Executive director by fall Senate passes budget bills topping $5 billion Culture Longwood Gardens to light up June 30 with Munro exhibit Mt. Cuba redesigns entrance to enhance garden experience Kenny, Wright named …

Bruce Munro show Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens to light up June 30 with Munro exhibit

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens will light up June 30 with eight huge new installations by Bruce Munro, including 18,000 stemmed bulbs in a Field of Light, 1,000 flamingos wading in a pool and projections on a canvas of 8,960 CDs. It’s been a decade since Munro, a British citizen known for large light displays he describes as immersive, first lit up Longwood …

Longwood Gardens

Longwood Gardens offers guided walks, plant giveaway Friday

Staff Writer Culture

  Longwood Gardens will offer a day of walks and talks by its experts Friday, along with a native plant giveaway to mark the first Pennsylvania Native Species Day. For decades, plant experts have been extolling the value of using native plants in gardens. They tolerate weather extremes better than imports and also encourage native pollinators and other wildlife. The …