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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – May 14, 2023

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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 …

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DelawareLIVE Weekly Review – April 16, 2023

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Longwood’s 200,000 tulips, other bulbs near full bloom

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ tulips will be blooming at their peak this week and next. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, attraction’s famous Flower Walk and Idea Garden feature 200,000 bulbs and more than 80 varieties of tulips—including single blooms, double blooms, and fringed. Roger Davis, the gardens’ outdoor landscape manager, has an idea about why visiting the flower walk is an annual pilgrimage …

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Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 5, 2023

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Longtime du Pont estate Granogue

Longwood gets bit more du Ponty by adding Granogue estate

Betsy PriceCulture, 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 WriterCulture, 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 …