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Longwood Gardens Reimagined Scheduled To Open Fall 2024

You are probably just like my wife and I…we love spending time at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square PA.

…and it’s so close to Wilmington-one of Conde Nast Travelers best places to visit.   If considering a visit to Wilmington, you must plan a trip to Longwood!

We love it so much that we have been members for a few years now.  It’s just a great place to and relax, chill, recharge, refresh and generally hit that reset button in your mind.

From the summer concerts and fountain shows to spending time inside the Conservatory (to get a taste of summer in winter) – we love everything about Longwood Gardens.

If you’ve visited Longwood over the past 2 years you’ve probably noticed lots of construction on the west side of the Conservatory.   This is just a part of the $250 million, 17 acre expansion.

The project is called Longwood Reimagined, A New Garden Experience.

The centerpiece of and largest component of the work is the new 32,000 square-foot West Conservatory and will feature pools, canals and fountains.

Start planning a date night sometime in the Fall of 2024 when the new 1906 Restaurant opens.  The new space for the existing Longwood home for fine dining will seat 185 diners.  It will include a full-service bar and lounge.  The restaurant will have a modern vibe in an “abstract tree design”.

There will also be a new look to Waterlily Court, event spaces and their administration building.

One special renovation that is “on view now” is their famous Orchid House.  The 100 year old display has been preserved and expanded to a gallery-like space where you will find yourself surrounded by hundred of orchids!  Enjoy the new glass roof and restored display cases and windows.

Maybe you want to visit now?  If so, enjoy Spring Blooms and the Open Air Fountain Shows all day everyday!

We are lucky to have this treasure so close to home!

…see you there!



15 Stroller Friendly Walking Paths in Northern Delaware

If you’re a new mother or father, or recently had a baby, you’re probably wanting to get out of the house and get some fresh air. But you’ll have to bring that stroller too! People on Reddit have been wondering, what are the best paths to take with a stroller for exercise? So we’ve compiled some of the stroller-friendly walking paths in Northern Delaware that are perfect for parents who enjoy exercising outdoors.

  • Bellevue State Park

    Bellevue State Park offers a walking and biking loop on gravel. The gravel is paved enough to allow your stroller to access it. As well as the gravel loop that’s very large, there is a smaller loop around the main pond. Bellevue also has paved cement sections near the tennis courts and horse farm.

  • Riverfront Wilmington

    The Riverfront is great for walking and is super stroller friendly. The walkway is along the water which offers beautiful scenery as you stroll. The complete pathway is paved with smooth, level cement.

  • Brandywine Town Center 1

    Within the Brandywine Town Center in Wilmington, just off of Naamans Road is a large pond with two fountains. Red Robin can be spotted, bordering the pond. Around this pond is a large paved loop fit for strollers and walkers.

  • Brandywine Town Center 2

    There is also another paved loop near the Regal Movie Theater in Brandywine Town Center. Its directly opposite the movie theater and has a sidewalk loop. The path is just larger than a sidewalk.

  • Glasgow Park

    Glasgow Park has a 2.6 mile paved loop which is excellent for strollers and walkers. Many people bring their dogs and play in the fields here.

  • The Green at University of Delaware

    Since the University of Delaware has so many students walking to class, it makes a great spot to spend some time walking with your stroller. The walkways are paved and very large to accommodate large volumes of crowds.

  • Levels Park in Middletown

    In Middletown, Levels Park has a paved loop that is very level and simple to walk.

  • Talley Day Park Near Brandywine Hundred Library

    Talley Day Park is located just off of Foulk Road in North Wilmington. The Brandywine Hundred Library is located within the same development. It offers many different paved trails and elevations fit for strollers.

  • Bechtel Park

    Bechtel Park off of Naamans Road features a large paved loop and walkways for strollers. Some portions may be shared with vehicles,  so take caution at those parts.

  • Rockford Park

    Rockford Park is a great open space in Wilmington. Many dog walkers come here and play in the fields and walk the loop. You can’t miss this park, as Rockford Tower stands tall within it.

  • Can-Do Park Near Alopocas

    Can-Do Park is home to many youth sports activities and has a trail that extends into both Bellevue State Park, as well as Alopocas.

  • Bonsall Park

    Bonsall Park is right off of Silverside Road and frequents many walkers, bikers, sports players, and children. The walkways are paved and goes in a loop. Ample parking is available as well.

  • Battery Park in Old New Castle

    There may be geese, but the geese are friendly. Battery Park also offers scenic views of the Delaware River.

  • Brandywine Park by the Zoo

    All the walkways here are paved. You can access the zoo from this as well as Alopocas.

  • Rockwood Mansion

    Rockwood Mansion is a great place to take a stroller. Though there is a bit of harder elevation