Spend Your Mother’s Day Weekend in Chester County, Pennsylvania
KENNETT SQUARE, PA –Longwood Gardens, one of the great gardens of the world, together with one of the region’s finest horse racing events, the Willowdale Steeplechase, invites visitors to spend Mother’s Day weekend in the charming bucolic countryside of the Brandywine Valley, Chester County, Pennsylvania.
Known for its historic battlefields and rolling hills, the home of Andrew Wyeth, the legacy of the du Pont family, and world famous horse country, the Brandywine Valley is a wonderland of history, tradition and beautiful landscapes.
Visitors who purchase this special Mother’s Day weekend package will first experience top level horses racing over jumps, elegant tailgating, shopping and family activities at the Willowdale Steeplechase on Saturday, May 9, from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturday evening, they can take in an Illuminated Fountain Performance at Longwood Gardens at 9:15 pm, and then retreat to the Hilton Garden Inn in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, one mile from Longwood Gardens.
On Sunday, May 10 visitors can celebrate Mother’s Day by strolling through the exquisite world-class gardens of Longwood.
Longwood Gardens is located 30 miles southwest of the city of Philadelphia, 12 miles from Wilmington, Delaware and only minutes away from The Willowdale Steeplechase.
Come for the weekend and save! The package is priced for two adults and can be adjusted accordingly: Hilton Garden Inn package
About Longwood Gardens
In 1906, industrialist Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased a small farm near Kennett Square, PA, to save a collection of historic trees from being sold for lumber. Today, Longwood Gardens is one of the world’s great horticultural displays and home to the most significant fountain collection in North America, encompassing 1,083 acres of dazzling gardens, woodlands, meadows, fountains, a 10,010-pipe Aeolian organ, and 4.5-acre conservatory. Longwood continues the mission set forth by Mr. du Pont to inspire people through excellence in garden design, horticulture, education and the performing arts. Longwood Gardens is on US Route 1 near Kennett Square, PA. For more information, visit longwoodgardens.org.
About The Willowdale Steeplechase
The Willowdale Steeplechase features a world-class steeplechase course in a community known for its top jockeys, trainers and owners. Behind this great event is W.B. Dixon Stroud, Jr. who has ridden all his life and won the prestigious Maryland Hunt Cup in 1984. After having competed at the top levels in steeplechase as well as polo, Dixon decided it was time to have a world-class steeplechase course right in the heart of Cheshire Hunt County. Combining his love of steeplechasing and his commitment to this community, he, with the help of many others, founded The Willowdale Steeplechase. Since its first running in 1993, The Willowdale Steeplechase has donated over $1,000,000 to local charities. For more information visit willowdale.org.
For more to see and do in Chester County visit – www.brandywinevalley.com