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

Food Festivals In and Around Philadelphia

Beautiful blueberries on the vine waiting to be picked.

If you are a Foodie have I got great news for you.  From now through October there will be over 40 food festivals in the Philadelphia area and all are within a thirty minute drive of Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast. … Continue reading

2018 Philadelphia Flower Show and Longwood Gardens Orchid Extravaganza

A blue water pond surrounded by purple flowers and tropical greenery.

The Christmas wrapping is tossed out, you’ve recuperated from New Year’s Eve, so now what?  No need to wait until spring for the wonders of gardening.   It isn’t too soon to start thinking about the Orchid Extravaganza at Longwood … Continue reading

Historic Home Tour Chester County Pennsylvania

Historic house on Chester County Day Tour.

Mark your calendar for the 77th year of the historic house tour of Chester County.  If you are like I am, whenever you drive by a lovely old and historic house you’d love to be able to peek inside.  But … Continue reading

Christmas at Longwood Gardens in the Brandywine Valley

Bright lights on Christmas trees are silhouetted against the dark sky at Longwood Garden's holiday festival.

“A Longwood Christmas” at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania begins Thursday, November 24 and continues through Sunday, January 8, 2017.  And no, even though we haven’t even celebrated Thanksgiving in the Brandywine Valley  it isn’t too soon to start … Continue reading

Brandywine Treasures Passports Available at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast

The following Brandywine Valley attractions are included:   Longwood Gardens, Winterthur,  Brandywine River Museum (Wyeth Museum), Hagley, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Mount Cuba, Delaware Art Museum, Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts,  Delaware Museum of Natural History, The Read House and Rockwood … Continue reading

Fun with Fungi at the Mushroom Festival

Kennett Square's Mushroom Festival

  Did you know the Mushroom Capital of the World is less than 15 miles from Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast? Have some fun with fungi at Kennett Square’s 30th Annual Mushroom Festival the weekend after Labor Day, Sept. 11-13. Kennett … Continue reading

Restaurant Week in Brandywine Valley 9-8 through 9-13-14

It always amuses me when potential guests call and ask if we have any good restaurants in the Brandywine Valley.  We have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to dining which includes steak houses,  Italian, Continental, farm to table … Continue reading

Longwood Gardens Presents Orchid Extravaganza

The Orchid Extravaganza presented by Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania is one of the most anticipated events of the year.  We at Hamanassett Bed & Breakfast look forward to it every year after months of cold weather, snow, gray skies … Continue reading

Ring in New Year’s at Longwood Gardens

We at Hamanassett Bed and Breakfast are so fortunate to be so close to Longwood Gardens  in the Brandywine Valley.  If you didn’t get to see their magnificent Christmas display you still have time.  And they are open until 10 … Continue reading