Amazing Things To Do In the Brandywine Valley

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square offers concerts and fountain shows throughout the summer.

Why visit the Brandywine Valley?  Located just 30 minutes southwest of Philadelphia and 30 minutes north of Wilmington, De., we are convenient to Washington, DC, New York, and Baltimore, Md. We are still following all the safety protocols of the … Continue reading

Winter Time Girlfriends’ Significant Other Getaway

French Baquettes

So you ate yourself into oblivion over Thanksgiving, almost maxed out your credit cards during Black Friday and shopping for Christmas gifts for that hard to please great aunt and now you are wondering what to do until spring?  Now … 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

Cool Holiday Events in and Near the Brandywine Valley

Photos from The Crown: Queen Elizabeth at her desk; walking down the aisle with her dad, and placing crown on Prince Charles

Want to learn more about the American Revolution?  Near Hamanassett is the Brandywine Battlefield where the largest battle of the American Revolution was fought.   Brandywine Patriot’s Day is November 24 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, a short 5 mile … 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

Treat Mom to Mother’s Day in the Brandywine Valley

Winterthur A Country Estate boasts 1000 acres of woodlands and flowers

Why not give Mom memories and the day off rather than stuff this Mother’s Day?  To help you out, we are offering a  Mother’s Day Special at Hamanassett.  Stay any two nights the weekend  of Mother’s Day from May 11, … 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

Chrysanthemum Festival in Bloom at Longwood Gardens

Mums in every color and form can be seen at Longwood Gardens.

Until November 19 enjoy viewing thousands of blooms in a riot of color during the annual Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square.  You will be amazed at the huge  thousand bloom chrysanthemum which showcases the Asian art of … 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

Chanticleer Garden Biggest Little Garden You’ll Ever See

Find out what is in bloom throughout the season at Chanticleer Garden.

As I’ve bragged here before, Philadelphia and the surrounding area is known as the Garden Capitol of the United States. ¬†And one of the most over looked gardens is Chanticleer. ¬†Located just 25 minutes from Hamanassett and 30 minutes west … Continue reading