Good to Know
Just a few things we thought you'd like to know this month
Swap out April showers for May flowers at Longwood Gardens Spring Bloom exhibit, April 2–May 1. A bounty of beautiful flowers—including an award-winning tulip display, named the Tulip Display of the Year in 2019—will be showcased in this season of renewal and ever-evolving splendor. Stroll beneath flowering trees and catch the scents of blooming wisteria. Leave time to see the historic fountains during your visit. Check admission and timed tickets. LongwoodGardens.org.
Unwind with Wine
Whether it’s wedding planning or pandemic unpredictability, our lives are packed with stress. Luckily Stress Awareness Month is here to encourage us to take a break and embrace our creativity. Yes, there’s yoga and meditation, but … Pinot’s Palette and Painting with a Twist both have locations throughout Chester County offering painting lessons perfectly paired with wine. Book private parties or find events on their websites. Prosecco, pinot and pretty paintings—positively perfect! PaintingWithaTwist.com. PinotsPalette.com.
Want to start your marriage with a unique and sustainable tradition? Try a tree planting ceremony. This ancient unity ceremony uses a tree to signify a strong relationship taking root and growing over the years. For the ceremony pick a tree that best fits you and your partner—maybe a crape myrtle, sacred to Aphrodite, or white jasmine to represent love—and plant the sapling in the ground or in a planter. Watch the tree flourish with your marriage! WeddingCeremonyPro.com.
Pedals with Petals
West Chester Public Library will welcome Pedals with Petals to mark National Library Week, April 3–9. The bedecked flowerbike—inspired by Amsterdam’s “Flowerbikeman”—will park outside the library with a fresh crop of flowers and stack of fun books. Like the pleasure of reading a good book, seeing the flowerbike brings its own bit of joy. Head to the library to take advantage of this Instagram-worthy photo-op and pick up a great book. WCPublicLibrary.org.
Marking 150 Years
Since opening in 1872, St. Agnes School has long been an important landmark in West Chester, along with its affiliated church, dating from 1793. Marking generations of distinction in Catholic education, the school has planned fundraisers throughout 2022 and 2023. Anniversary celebrations include a special Mass and fun filled 150th Anniversary Gala in June of 2023. Go Stags! SaintAgnesSchoolWC.org.
Our Favorite Resources
- Berkshire Hathaway Holly Gross
- Cecil County Tourism
- Chester County Community Foundation
- Chester County Hospital, Penn Med
- Delaware Museum of Natural History
- Key Financial, Inc.
- King Construction
- Sage Life
- Sugarbridge Kitchen & Bath
- SV Dental
- Thorncroft Equestrian Center
- Tim Vaughan
- Welcome Neighbor
- West Chester BID
- Walter J. Cook