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 …

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Longwood Gardens offers guided walks, plant giveaway Friday

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  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 …

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More proof of spring: Blue poppies bloom at Longwood

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

Longwood’s blue-poppies will only flower through the first week in April. Photo by Eileen Tercha. The blue-poppies are blooming at Longwood Gardens, one of the many hallmarks of spring in the Mid-Atlantic. The sky-blue flowers, which are native to the high elevations of the Himalayan Mountains, are forced into bloom by Longwood horticulturists for the annual display. The flowers are …

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Longwood to launch fall lineup of online plant, art, design classes

Betsy Price Culture, Headlines

A tour of a nearby flower farm and class on arranging dahlias from there is among Longwood’s fall offerings.   Wild about dahlias? Want a new honey-laced cocktail? Willing to tackle expert-level floral design with celebrity florists? Longwood Gardens has a class for you in its new fall lineup of online lessons. The former du Pont family estate in Kennett …