TSD Review May 16

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – May 16, 2024

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

This Week’s Top Headlines Include War memorial near bridge to be renovated, expanded Widener Law, DSU nursing may join $57M Wilmington education hub Robbie Jester aims to infuse new life into Kitty Knight Senator: State needs food desert map, grocery store aid 2024 Delaware school board election results Xenidis and Arrowsmith combine to keep Caravel on top Click on the …

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Longwood’s new conservatory overlook open for summer

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

A big chunk of Longwood Gardens’ renovation is open now at the Kennett Square botanical gardens. The conservatory overlook and the lower conservatory plaza, both between the conservatory and the fountain complex, will allow patrons a broader view of fountain shows, which have begun. The work includes a new allée of yellowwood trees and new stone steps. Conservatory sites The …

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Longwood’s tulips will hit peak bloom through this week

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Ahoy, tulip lovers. Now is the time to steer your ship toward Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, where Longwood Gardens‘ waves of tulips are heading into their peak bloom for spring 2024. Seeing their 90 varieties of tulips — single blooms, double blooms and fringed — along the 600-foot Flower Garden Walk is a favorite spring outing for many. The walk features more …

Conservatory Exteriors courtesy of Longwood Gardens - Daniel Traub

Longwood upgrade debuts in November; buy fireworks tickets now

Betsy PriceCulture, Headlines

Longwood Gardens has announced an early holiday present for its fans: Its $250 million revitalization project — announced in 2021 as the most ambitious of its upgrades — is expected to open to the public Nov. 22, just in time for A Longwood Christmas and its deluge of visitors. It also started selling tickets for its popular Fireworks and Fountain …

Longwood Gardens has removed a pane of glass from the conservatory roof to allow the century agave to bloom. Courtesy of Longwood Gardens.

Plant shoots through the roof of Longwood conservatory

Ken MammarellaHeadlines, Culture

A plant that’s towering over its landscape as it’s flowering has made Longwood Gardens remove a pane of glass from the conservatory roof of its Silver Garden to give it room to grow – and grow and grow. It’s called the century plant (Agave americana). Though once believed a century-long wait was needed for flowering, Agave americana typically blooms after …

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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 …

TSD Review May 11

TownSquareLIVE Weekly Review – May 11, 2023

Sonja FreyTown Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Delaware wedding: Matt Meyer, Lauren Cooksey marry in Rehoboth State letter carriers to collect food at mailboxes Saturday Angelique Kidjo among Clifford Brown Jazz Fest performers Longwood brings back Illuminated Fountain Shows this summer New Castle police: ‘Senior assasination game’ alarming Business Jane Brady joins …

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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 …