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For Immediate Release:

Wildflower, Native Plant & Seed Sale
 MAY 10 & 11, 9:30 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

Free admission to the sale all weekend
Free admission to the museum, 
9:30 a.m. - noon on Mother's Day!

Chadds Ford, PA, March 31, 2014 - Gardeners can choose from a superb selection of low-maintenance, beautiful plants at the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art's Wildflower, Native Plant and Seed Sale, May 10 and 11, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  This annual event offers a wide variety of regional plants and seeds-many not available in retail garden centers--which are great for all types of gardens--sunny, shady, damp or dry.  

Native plants are a great way to "go green" because they are adapted to local growing conditions and require less water and maintenance. Many varieties attract songbirds, hummingbirds and butterflies and help strengthen the local ecosystem. Conservancy staff and volunteers will be available to answer questions, help in the selection of plants and provide planting instructions.

  Plant-lovers can also purchase wildflower seeds that have been collected from the Conservancy's own gardens and meadows, then cleaned and packaged by garden volunteers. 

Free Admission on Mother's Day
Treat Mom to a lovely day inside and outside the museum. Follow a visit to the plant sale with a stroll through the museum's galleries. Besides the unparalleled permanent collection of art, which includes works by three generations of Wyeths, the museum currently features two exhibitions of calendar art:  N. C. Wyeth's America in the Making and A Date with Art: The Business of Illustrated Calendars, both on view through May 18. Enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in the museum cafe, with floor-to-ceiling windows and breathtaking views of the Brandywine River. 

 
The Brandywine River Museum of Art, 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 & Museum of Art members. Museum admission is free on Sunday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon through November 23, except on May 25 during the annual Antiques Show. Visitors may also take guided tours of the Andrew Wyeth Studio, the N.C. Wyeth House House & Studio and the Kuerner Farm. For details, please visit www.brandywinemuseum.org or call 610.388.2700. Together with its environmental program, the Brandywine Conservancy, the organization preserves art and the environment.  


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MEDIA CONTACTS: Hillary Holland 610.388.8336 hholland@brandywine.orgor
Lora Englehart 610-388-8337 lenglehart@brandywine.org





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