Longwood Christmas 2023

Here’s how Longwood created its retro Christmas display

Betsy Price Culture, 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 …

Longwood Christmas

A Longwood Christmas goes retro for 2023

Betsy Price Culture, 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 Price Culture, 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 Frey Town 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 Price Culture, 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 …

TSD Review Feb 9

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – Feb. 9, 2023

Sonja Frey Town Square Live, Weekly Review

Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community Amado gets new title at Delaware Symphony Orchestra Wilmington gets $200,000 in Safe Streets and Roads funding Del. State Parks set attendance record: 8 million-plus Longwood gets bit more du Ponty by adding Granogue estate Tiny art in park brings joy to North Wilmington Delaware …

Longtime du Pont estate Granogue

Longwood gets bit more du Ponty by adding Granogue estate

Betsy Price Culture, 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 Writer Culture, 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 …

TSD Review Oct 13

Town Square LIVE Weekly Review – October 13, 2022

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Click on the image below to view the PDF This Week’s Top Headlines Include: Community ‘Revisionists’ is latest addition to haunted NCC scene I-95 southbound to close as project nears completion Wilmington glass artisan specializes in cremation art It’s raining bonsai at Longwood Gardens Hagley’s ‘Nation of Inventors’ hopes to inspire creativity Business Delaware retailers must accept cash under new …

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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 …