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For Immediate Release:

 MAY 11 & 12, 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.
MAY 11, 10 A.M. - NOON

Free admission to the Brandywine River Museum from 9:30 to noon on Mother's Day!

Chadds Ford, PA, April 17, 2013 - Gardeners can choose from a superb selection of low-maintenance, beautiful plants at the Brandywine Conservancy's Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale, May 11 and 12 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This annual event offers a wide variety of regional plants and seeds that are suitable for full sun to deep shade and all types of landscapes. Many are not available in retail garden centers.

Native plants are a great way to "go green" because they are adapted to the local growing conditions and require less water and maintenance. Many varieties will attract songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies and help strengthen the local ecosystem.

Wildflower seeds which have been collected from the Conservancy's gardens and meadows and cleaned and packaged by garden volunteers will be sold. Conservancy staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions and provide planting and horticultural information. They can help gardeners select plant varieties for gardens and lawns. Admission to the sale is free.

Brandywine Butterflies Workshop - May 11, 10 a.m. to noon.
On Saturday, visitors of all ages are invited to the Brandywine Butterflies Workshop where they can create colorful butterfly pins and follow the path of a butterfly both inside the museum in paintings and outside in the Conservancy's native plant gardens. Activities are included with museum admission.

Free Admission on Mother's Day
The Museum offers free admission on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon, and Mother's Day is no exception. Visitors can tour the galleries and see the unparalleled collection of art, including Andrew Wyeth's "Ides of March:" The Making of a Masterpiece on view through May 19. This exhibition offers a historic opportunity to view Andrew Wyeth's rarely-seen tempera painting, Ides of March (1974), along with more than 30 of the studies that were instrumental to his development of the composition. Assembled together for the first time, these provide remarkable insight into the artist's creative approach and evocative imagery. The exhibition is generously funded by M&T Bank.

Treat Mom to breakfast with a view in the cafeteria-style restaurant, with floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views of the Brandywine. The cost is $7 for adults and $3.75 for children.

The Brandywine River Museum, located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, is open daily (except Christmas Day) from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $12 for adults; $8 for seniors ages 65 and over, $6 for students and children ages 6-12; free for children under six and Brandywine Conservancy members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon through November 24, except on May 26 during the annual Antiques Show. Visitors may also take guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House & Studio and the Kuerner Farm. For details, please visit or call 610-388-2700.

Media Contacts:
Hillary Holland or Lora Englehart at or 610-388-8337

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