Brandywine Valley’s Nemours and Colonial Plantation Now Open

Colonial lady demonstrates how to shear a sheep.

As usual, there is so much to do in the Brandywine Valley, especially if you are looking for attractions that allow you to have safe distancing.   Let’s start with Nemours, one of the DuPont estates.  Located just over the Pennsylvania/Delaware … Continue reading

Philadelphia Flower Show, Orchid Extravaganza 2020

Photo by Greg Griffis of Exhibition Display Hall in Taipei

It is not too early to start planning on attending the 2020 Philadelphia Flower Show whose theme this year is A Riviera Holiday.   This show is the nation’s largest and longest running horticultural event having started in 1829.  So you … Continue reading

Fall Events in the Brandywine Valley

Enjoy a nostalgic drive through the Brandywine Valley countryside including twelve covered bridges.

So much to do this fall in the Brandywine Valley from leaves changing color to blues and brews events to Pumpking carvings.  Select early what you would like to do and check out available rooms at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast … Continue reading

Brandywine Battlefield in the Brandywine Valley Pennsylvania

Exhibit of 18th century medicine at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, Pa.

Did you know that the largest battle fought during the American Revolution (or as the British refer to it The War for American Independence) was right here in the Brandywine Valley?  The British were trying to capture Philadelphia which was … Continue reading

Philadelphia Area is Garden Capital of America

A riot spring blooms at Longwood Gardens

Did you know there are over 30 gardens in the Philadelphia area and Hamanassett is within 30 minutes of most of them?   Planted so that every season is colorful, you’ll find special events throughout the year for the family to … Continue reading

Tyler Arboretum Valentine’s Celebration and Maple Sugaring Exhibition

This was such a popular event last year that Tyler Arboretum is bringing it back for 2018.  Enjoy a decadent evening of wine tasting and sweets with wine collector and educator Joe Buchter on Thursday, February 8, 2018 from 6 … Continue reading