Spring looks like it is peaking it’s head out of Winter and there is no better way to enjoy the lushness of Spring than at Winterthur Museums and Gardens. Located in Greenville on Route 52, it is a hidden gem and one of Wilmington’s greatest treasures.
While the museum and library are wonderful, it is the gardens where you will want to spend your days in the Spring and Summer. They are absolutely amazing and a perfect place for a picnic or an afternoon break from work to read a good book. For all you runners out there (shhh, they don’t advertise this), if you join as a member, you can go running there among 1000 acres of rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. For those with children, the Enchanted Garden is a magical place where kids can make believe they are fairies.
In April, white and pink magnolias and pink cherries are in full bloom along with native dogwoods and redbuds ready to pop. Virginia bluebells, lavender and white Italian windflowers, yellow forsythia, and lavender rhododendrons can all be found blooming throughout the garden. At the March Bank, look for early spring wildflowers such as yellow bellwort, white spring beauty, and cutleaf toothwort. Azalea Woods is filled with white trilliums, mayapples, and yellow primroses. Make a special trip to the Sundial Garden to see blooming shrubs such as white spirea, flowering quince and early lilacs. Notice the deep pink crabapple at the edge of the Pinetum with a beautiful drift of pale blue starflower nearby. The Pinetum has flowering quince in shades of pink, red and white. There are spectacular drifts of daffodils along the Front Drive and also at Magnolia Bend and Sycamore Hill.
Winterthur Museum and Gardens
5105 Kennett Pike
Wilmington, DE 19735
Delaware Theatre Company
Wednesday, April 11 through Sunday, April 29
A young woman who moves down South to live with her grandmother is given a lesson in “hat-titude” in this toe-tapping musical. From feathered hats to flowered hats, pillboxes to turbans, to hats for work and hats for church, there is a hat for every occasion, and a cultural and historical significance to them as well as “Mother Shaw” and her “hat queens” share in their stories. This soul-stirring musical demonstrates the handing down of culture from one generation to the next and celebrates the refuge, equality and healing that occurs in this place of spirituality.
“Warm, vibrant and winning” – The New York Times
Wilmington Blue Rocks Opening Night
Friday, April 13
The boys of summer return to Frawley Stadium for Opening Night on Friday, April 13. Help the Blue Rocks celebrate 20 seasons of Carolina League Baseball and relive memories of former Rocks like Johnny Damon, Mike Sweeney and Carlos Beltran. Enjoy Fireworks after the show! Visit the link below for Blue Rocks events all spring and summer long.
Great Closet Clean Out – Friday, April 20
Antique Road Show Weekend – Saturday, April 21 & Sunday, April 22
Wilmington’s City Restaurant Week features two-course lunches for $15 and three-course dinners for $35. This is a great opportunity to visit amazing downtown restaurants at extremely affordable prices