Indoor Easter display at Longwood Gardens Fragrant...

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April 05, 2001|By Karin Remesch

Indoor Easter display at Longwood Gardens

Fragrant lilies trumpet the spring season Saturday through April 20 inside the conservatory at Longwood Gardens near Kennett Square, Pa. More than 1,000 Easter lilies fill two central greenhouses and flower beds are tinted with Easter egg colors. Blue, pink and white hydrangeas border the indoor lawns, while yellow-eyed marguerites weave through spires of blue delphiniums. Pastel snapdragons and multihued columbines are also part of the colorful display.

The gardens, on U.S. 1, are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Admission is $12 ($8 Tuesdays), $6 ages 16-20, $2 ages 6-15, free under age 6. Call 800-737-5500 or 610-388-1000.

`World of Wheels' in D.C.

The "44th Annual Car Quest World of Wheels" rolls into the Washington Convention Center tomorrow, bringing along thousands of hot rods, street machines, trucks, custom cars, low-riders and motorcycles. Featured cars include the Extremeliner, a piece of rolling automotive art, and Ala Kart, a replica of hot-rod guru George Barris' 1957 creation, which combined the 1929 Ford pickup and 1927 Model T roadster.

The show continues through Sunday. You can meet international hot-rod champion Paul Romine Saturday, and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, you can meetWorld Wrestling Federation commissioner Mick Foley.

Hours are 5 p.m.-10 p.m. tomorrow, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sunday. The Convention Center is at 900 Ninth St. N.W. Admission is $12, $5 under age 12. Call 202-371-4200.

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