Longwood Gardens begins to bloom for spring

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood expects 200,000 tulips to be in bloom during the next few weeks.   Longwood Gardens’ daffodils, tulips, azaleas, wisteria and more have begun springing to life just in time for its annual month-long “Spring Blooms” display that begins Saturday. Peak bloom is expected in mid-April, weather permitting. While fans of more spring flowers will find something to ooh and …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 13, 2022

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Headlines Republican bill would increase senior property tax credit to $750 max Red Clay joins Christina, Brandywine in Learning Collaborative talks Before the Battle of Brandywine, Washington was in Wilmington Delaware teachers, others work to create Black History curriculum Culture Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms Halestorm, Hank Williams Jr. join 2022 …

Longwood’s restored Orchid House will show even more blooms

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ Orchid House will open Feb. 26.   Longwood Gardens reopening its restored Orchid House Feb. 26 is the first sign of changes being wrought during its $250 million Longwood Reimagined project. The Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, attraction is expanding its conservatory in ways designed to modernize the displays, make the plants more accessible and employee more environmentally sound construction. …

As ‘Longwood Christmas’ closes, ‘Winter Wonder’ opens

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood’s Winter Wonder show launches Jan. 22.   “A Longwood Christmas” officially closes Sunday, but fans of the Kennett Square gardens won’t have to wait long for the next exhibit. “Winter Wonder” will run Jan. 22-March 27, with public performances back on the grounds, but mostly live-streamed classes. The conservatory — now undergoing a $250 million redo — will turn …

A baker’s dozen of things to look forward to in 2022

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis visiting Winterthur’s Montmorenci foyer while she was First Lady.   From golf pros descending on Wilmington Country Club, to new shows and amenities at area theaters and cultural institutions, to the latest restaurant moves, Delaware has a lot to look forward to in 2022. With the end of the year fogged by a surge of COVID-19 testing …

Longwood wins best holiday lights in U.S. for 4th straight time

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ fern floor in the conservatory reflects the cool side of its Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Hank Davis   It might be a no-duh moment for a lot of people in the Mid-Atlantic, but Longwood Gardens has just been named the country’s best holiday lights display in a botanical garden for the fourth year running. Its Longwood …

Santa brings back many beloved area Christmas traditions

Ken MammarellaCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens’ 2021 Christmas display focuses on a Fire and Ice theme. Photo by Becca Mathias   Christmas tours and displays that were curtailed or eliminated by the pandemic last year are back in more of the holiday spirit this year. Some features are still on hold, and masking and social distancing may limit attendance and activities.  (Edwards Christmas Village, …

Longwood Christmas embraces opposites with fire and ice theme

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood will contrast hot and cold colors and scenes in its 2021 Christmas display.   A Longwood Christmas will feature a fire and ice theme that will include towering trees in fiery reds and frosted alpine scenes. The annual holiday display at Longwood Gardens draws hundreds of thousands and will run Nov. 19 through Jan. 9. It will include thousands …

Delaware LIVE Weekly Review – September 26, 2021

Sonja FreyDelaware Live, Weekly Review

Hover over the image below and a gray bar pops up at the bottom—scroll through the pdf, use direction arrows, zoom in or out, download the PDF, or view in full-screen mode. [pdf-embedder url=”/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/DelawareLive-Sept-26-1.pdf” title=”DelawareLive-Sept 26″] This Week’s Top Headlines Include: HEADLINES Mistakes logging vaccine shots may mean Delaware underreported numbers Chancery Court won’t force ChristianaCare to give COVID patient …

In 2022, Longwood will bring back artist who illuminated the grounds

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Bruce Munro’s ‘Field of Light’ will fill the land near the Longwood Gardens’ large lake with 18,000 illuminated orbs in the summer of 2022.   Longwood Gardens will welcome back artist Bruce Munro for a garden-wide exhibition June 30 through October 30, 2022. “Longwood is thrilled to present the work of Bruce Munro 10 years after the success of his …