Advertisement
HomeCollectionsLongwood Gardens
IN THE NEWS

Longwood Gardens

FEATURED ARTICLES
TRAVEL
By LORI SEARS | January 8, 2006
Catch a last glimpse of Christmas at Longwood Gardens' holiday display. Today is your last chance to see the decorated trees, thousands of poinsettias, amaryllis, begonias, cyclamen, narcissus, tulips and more at the display A Longwood Gardens Christmas in the heated East Conservatory of Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. The newly renovated conservatory features an elegantly decorated 25-foot Douglas fir tree, colorful and fragrant flowers, exotic...
ARTICLES BY DATE
EXPLORE
By Julianne Peeling | April 15, 2013
What he does: Tyler Diehl oversees the design, planting and maintenance of 22 acres of lush gardens in Monkton. The Ladew property, which is 250 acres in total, includes a nature walk and 15 “garden rooms,” each with its own theme. While most of the design work takes place in the winter, along with seed-starting and mechanical maintenance, a typical day throughout the year involves cleaning, mulching and pruning. How he got his start: As a child, Diehl enjoyed playing outside, reveling in the plants of his own backyard.  “Then one day somebody said, 'You know, you can go to school for this,' ” he says.
Advertisement
TRAVEL
By Arielle J. Patterson, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2011
The holiday is ending, but that doesn't mean you can't still plan to have fun. Continue the summer kickoff this weekend at the Wine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. The fifth annual festival offers visitors a day full of jazz, locally made wines and fresh fare, all within the grounds of a garden setting overlooking a scenic meadow. Performing will be Grammy-nominated artists such as the Kenny Barron Trio, New York Voices and the Ravi Coltrane Quartet.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | December 11, 2012
Alleyn Wagandt Moore, a gardener who was a judge in national horticultural competitions, died of cancer Nov. 21 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The North Baltimore resident was 92. Born Alleyn Hays Wagandt in Baltimore, she was a great-granddaughter of William James Dickey, the 19th-century textile mill owner. Raised in Catonsville and later on Blythewood Road, she was a 1937 Bryn Mawr School graduate who also earned a bachelor of arts degree at Bryn Mawr College. In 1944, she married Dr. J. Raymond Moore, a dentist who practiced on West University Parkway.
FEATURES
December 23, 1990
Sparkling trees, crystal sculpture and 2,000 poinsettias create holiday magic at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., as the 1990 Christmas display continues through Jan. 6.Centerpiece of the display is an 18-foot revolving Christmas tree trimmed with garlands, spheres and icicles of clear glass. The display is further enhanced by 2,000 poinsettias and other Christmas and early spring flowers. Organ sing-alongs are featured each afternoon in the Longwood ballroom.Holiday hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. including Christmas and New Year's Day. Admission is $8 for adults, $2 for ages 6 to 14, free for under 6. Longwood is on U.S. 1, three miles north east of Kennett Square.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | October 27, 1991
"Alice's Wonderland" is the theme of the 1991 Chrysanthemum Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., a show that opened yesterday and continues through Dec. 1.Lewis Carroll's classic tale is brought to life with scenes of topiary storybook characters sculpted from living plants and placed throughout the four acres of gardens. An 8-foot ivy teapot spouting steam stands at the entrance to the Topiary Garden, and visitors can look in on a maze of symmetrically clipped hedges and bushes.
FEATURES
March 24, 1991
The Easter display at Longwood Gardens on U.S. 1 in Kennett Square,Pa.,opened yesterday and continues until April 7.The walkways of the Main Conservatory are bordered with fragrant Easter Lillies and Long-stemmed bwhite calla lilies.Thousands of daffodils,pansies,roses,tulips and other spring favorites fill the spacious indoor gardens.Organ concerts are scheduled today,Saturday and next Sunday at 2:30 p.m.The concerts are included in the admission charge of $8 for adults,$2 for ages 6 to 14,free for children under 6. The gardens are open daily until 5 p.m. through March and until 6 p.m. April to October.
FEATURES
By New York Times News Service | January 17, 1993
A steamy bit of South America is flourishing in southeastern Pennsylvania with the opening of a new Cascade Garden by the Brazilian landscape designer Roberto Burle Marx at Longwood Gardens. The garden, which opened last week, features tropical plants, especially bromeliads, set amid cascading streams in a greenhouse roughly 40 by 50 feet at the western end of the 3.5-acre conservatory complex. The project was a collaboration between Mr. Burle Marx and Conrad Hamerman, a landscape architect in Philadelphia.
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood | January 27, 1991
The long gray months of winter make most of us eager for spring, so here's your chance to have a preview and give your spirits a boost. "Welcome Spring," the midwinter display of colorful spring blooms and lush landscapes, has opened at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. The display continues through April 30.Filled with thousands of spring flowers, the conservatory gardens present an ever-changing scene as daffodils, tulips, hyacinths and other bulbs...
FEATURES
By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | December 20, 1992
Now that the presents are wrapped and the tree is trimmed, it's time to enjoy some of the pleasures of the season. And there are still many places to find them.At Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa., more than 2,000 red, pink and white poinsettias and other Christmas flowers brighten the conservatories. In one area a group of red poinsettias is mirrored in a reflecting pool, and baskets of poinsettias hang from tall tree ferns. In the East Conservatory a topiary Santa in a sleigh pulled by reindeer is suspended over a sea of red cyclamens and white tulips.
EXPLORE
By Anthony Sclafani | November 24, 2011
Picture 7,000 gingerbread cookies. Yes, 7,000 of those sweet creations all packed into one place, looking absolutely sugary and scrumptious. Sounds like something out of a story book or Hallmark holiday special for kids, doesn't it? But it'll be reality starting Nov. 24 when Pennsylvania's Longwood Gardens unveils its Gingerbread Fantasy, a holiday-themed exhibition that runs through Jan. 8. Longwood, about 70 miles away in the town of Kennett Square, has had holiday displays before, but none like this.
EXPLORE
November 24, 2011
This holiday season, Longwood Gardens will host a series of performing musicians virtually every evening until Dec. 23. Additionally, the venue will hold organ sing-alongs of Christmas carols at 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily and feature strolling musicians, such as the Yuletide Singers of Brandywine Valley, weekends, 6-8 p.m. For a complete listing, go to http://www.longwoodgardens.org/ChristmasChoirs.html . Listed below are some highlights...
TRAVEL
By Hannah Moulden, The Baltimore Sun | November 10, 2011
Washington fallFRINGE If you're into experimental performance and supporting a good cause, check out fallFRINGE, sponsored by Capital Fringe, a nonprofit whose mission is to promote the arts in D.C. fallFRINGE gathers the best performers from past Capital Fringe Festivals and brings them together for a week-long event of performing arts. The array of performers at fallFRINGE includes the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, Sheldon Scott and Michael Merino as they perform comedy, puppetry, drama and more.
TRAVEL
By Arielle J. Patterson, The Baltimore Sun | June 2, 2011
The holiday is ending, but that doesn't mean you can't still plan to have fun. Continue the summer kickoff this weekend at the Wine & Jazz Festival at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. The fifth annual festival offers visitors a day full of jazz, locally made wines and fresh fare, all within the grounds of a garden setting overlooking a scenic meadow. Performing will be Grammy-nominated artists such as the Kenny Barron Trio, New York Voices and the Ravi Coltrane Quartet.
TRAVEL
By Susan Reimer, The Baltimore Sun | April 18, 2010
If you go Longwood Gardens "Making Scents: The Art and Passion of Fragrance" is open through Nov. 21 at Longwood Gardens. The exhibit includes lectures, displays and "Fragrant Fridays," a monthly event that will highlight one specific scent. The gardens are open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily through May 28; hours extend until 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday thereafter. Admission is $16 for adults, $14 for seniors 62 and older, $6 for students ages 5 to 22 and free to children under 4. Parking is free.
TRAVEL
By Laura Barnhardt and Laura Barnhardt,Special to The Baltimore Sun | May 17, 2009
The summer stay at the beach is still several weeks away. But as I stare at the Impressionists calendar at the dentist's office, I realize I might not make it until then. I consider hopping the next flight to France and wandering among Monet's water lilies and wisteria. But my visions of the gardens at Giverny are dashed by the reality of my postcard-size budget. If you can relate, don't give up your poppy-field dreams. We've found three garden destinations within driving distance of Baltimore that will give you the distinct impression that you've escaped the daily grind.
NEWS
October 26, 2008
Foundation announces award recipients The Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County has announced the recipients of the philanthropist, volunteer and youth awards for 2008. Award winners are Edward St. John, Philanthropist of the Year; Tony and Penny Evans, the first couple Volunteers of the Year; and Anne Bukowski, Youth Philanthropist of the Year. St. John has contributed to almost 20 nonprofit, educational and artistic organizations in Anne Arundel County, including a $5 million gift to Severn School, during the past several years.
NEWS
October 25, 2006
Marjorie S. Dawson, a homemaker and avid gardener, died of liver cancer Sunday at her Rodgers Forge home. She was 82. She was born Marjorie Stelwagon and raised in Merion, Pa., and graduated from Merion High School in 1942. She studied landscape design at the Arboretum School of the Barnes Foundation, which was founded by Albert C. Barnes in 1922 in Lower Merion Township. Pa., and at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa. She was married in 1957 to Charles S. Dawson Sr., a clinical research associate with Wyeth Pharmaceutical Co. in Philadelphia, and moved to the Hampton section of Baltimore County in 1974.
Baltimore Sun Articles
|
|
|
Please note the green-lined linked article text has been applied commercially without any involvement from our newsroom editors, reporters or any other editorial staff.