Here comes the sun! Chester County’s Brandywine Valley welcomes Summer as June embraces the return of outdoor dining and other local businesses like our beautiful parks, preserves, and gardens. What better way to spend Summer than outdoors in Brandywine Valley’s Big Back Yard. Read on and be inspired to plan the perfect summer getaway.
Brandywine Valley’s Big Back Yard
Rolling preserves, world-class gardens, rambling streams and patio cuisine – just some of the many unique outdoor offerings that live in Brandywine Valley’s Big Back Yard. Inspire your next outdoor excursion.
Outdoor dining is back, and our main streets are open for business! Return to your favorite restaurants for a breezy view, or stroll the streets and try something new. Stay updated on openings and offerings below.
Small Town Scoops
Can you think of a sweeter way to support local? Kick off summer with a frozen treat! From farm-fresh to fancy, explore our local ice cream locations throughout the county and discover your new favorite flavor.
Pete’s Produce: Recipes From the Farm
Pick up fresh produce from your local favorites and try your hand at Pete’s Produce’s Recipes from the Farm, like their Summer Succotash and more below.
3 cups Doc Martin lima beans
2 cups Pete’s sweet corn
(husked with kernels cut off)
1 cup Pete’s sweet candy onions
1/2 cup red pepper
(optional. adds color)
Sautee until soft and serve with butter, salt and pepper
Garden Memberships & Gift Shops
A great way to support our local gardens as they begin to reopen is by purchasing a gift card or membership. Garden memberships provide exclusive benefits, from discounts and enhanced offerings to special admission privileges.
Additionally, you can support the gardens by shopping! Many of our gardens’ gift shops are available online- explore eclectic collections of gifts, accessories, and other unique finds. View membership and store listings below.
Although physical distancing is our current reality, we can be closer than ever in spirit and on social media. Visit our pages below to stay connected– and please stay safe.