Cool Holiday Events in and Near the Brandywine Valley

Costumes from The Crown are coming to Winterthur.

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  More informationis November 24 at the Brandywine Battlefield in Chadds Ford, a short … 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

Nightscape A Light and Sound Experience Returns to Longwood

Imagine a kaleidoscope of colors bursting across the night sky accompanied by musicl

This is your last chance to view this amazing light and sound show by Klip Collective at Longwood Gardens.  Even if you attended last year you’ll enjoy new music and some new experiences.  The show runs from August 3 – … 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

Hamanassett has Champion Tree Largest Red Cedar in Pennsylvania

Eastern Red Cedar listed as state champion

We’ll take our bragging rights any place we can get them and this is something to be proud of.  Recently Scott Wade brought a tour from Longwood Gardens to our estate to show them our champion Eastern red cedar which … Continue reading