There is no sweeter time to visit Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., than at Easter time, when the walkways of the main conservatory are filled with fragrant Easter lilies. The Easter display opened yesterday and runs through April 26. The lilies are mixed with purple, pink and white delphiniums to form a bouquet of Easter colors around the borders of the conservatory lawns.
Music is also a part of the Easter display. Organist Marc Cheban will perform seasonal music today, Saturday and next Sunday. Today he will be joined by the St. Andrew's School Concert Choir. Other performances include the Cheshire County Youth Choir from England on April 23 and the organ-piano duo of David Messineo and Robert Maidhoff on April 26.
Other spring attractions at Longwood are the Ikebana Floral Design Exhibit, featuring more than 20 Japanese floral arrangements, this weekend, and the Northeast Regional Daffodil Society show next weekend. The society's prize blooms can be seen Saturday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and next Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The outdoor gardens are open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and the conservatories from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults; $2 for ages 6 to 14; free for under 6. Longwood is on U.S. Route 1, three miles west of Kennett Square. Call (215) 388-6741.