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Discover Chester County’s Brandywine Valley

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Discover Chester County’s Brandywine Valley, a charming destination nestled in the countryside of Philadelphia. Stay overnight in Chester County accommodations and receive complimentary welcome gifts for your group.

Home to world-renowned Longwood Gardens, the Brandywine Valley is the heart of America’s Garden Capital, with the highest concentration of public gardens in the Greater Philadelphia region – over 30 gardens in 30 miles.

Longwood Gardens is a must-stop on every group itinerary, offering breathtaking seasonal exhibits year-round. A Longwood Christmas is a favorite holiday tradition for many: view the grand conservatory and thousand-acre property dressed in holiday décor grandeur, voted 2021 Best Botanical Garden Holiday Lights by 10Best/USA Today. Revel in rainbow rows of tulips during Spring Blooms, or surround yourself in curiously curated Chrysanthemums during Autumn’s Colors. The Festival of Fountains is a group favorite, on view May through October. Longwood boasts the most significant fountain collection in North America: see the thrill of what 1,700 jets can do as they dance to music and soar 175 feet in the air. On Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights throughout the season, the Main Fountain Garden turns technicolor for special Illuminated Fountain Performances.

The Conservatory at Longwood Gardens

A new illuminated experience in 2022, Longwood welcomes Light: Installations by Bruce Munro, June 30 – October 30. A captivating display artist, Munro will transform Longwood’s outdoor gardens into a luminous Field of Light, with over 18,000 illuminated bulbs.

In addition to Longwood, enjoy more Du Pont family mansions and gardens to explore: green-thumbs, antique-lovers and history buffs alike will be fascinated by a tour of Winterthur, Hagley, or Nemours Estate.

Amidst gardens galore, groups can embrace the region’s rich history of artistry at the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the former estate of the famed artist N.C. Wyeth. The museum is housed in a historic gristmill situated along the beautiful Brandywine River, located just minutes from Longwood Gardens. View the locally-inspired works of three generations of Wyeth family artists and tour the former studios of N.C. Wyeth and Andrew Wyeth to learn their fascinating life stories.

Andrew Wyeth Studio at Brandywine River Museum of Art

As life imitates art, the beautiful landscapes of the Brandywine Valley are Pennsylvania’s masterpiece. Discover the region’s vibrant towns and tree-tunneled main streets with local shops to explore and inviting restaurants to dine. Many restaurants offer unique culinary experiences with farm-fresh local ingredients. Downtown Kennett Square, West Chester, Phoenixville, and more each offer a unique small-town charm.

Home to nationally-known and locally-loved Victory Brewing Company, the Brandywine Valley holds a proud tradition of craft brewing and wine making, with 20+ breweries and 10+ wineries throughout the region. Chaddsford Winery and Paradocx Vineyard are two favorites for group tastings. Sip, toast, and cheers carefully crafted libations for every pallet, and discover exclusive pints and pairings at each location.

Embrace a region rich in horticulture, art, and tradition: plan a one-of-a-kind group experience in Chester County’s Brandywine Valley. For itinerary assistance and information about group welcome gifts with your stay, visit BrandywineValley.com/Groups or contact Courtney Babcock at courtney@brandywinevalley.com.

 

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