4 Ways to Celebrate Spring Around Philadelphia

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Get out and enjoy the great outdoors with friends and family at these lush and colorful destinations in the Main Line region.

Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden

One of the Main Line’s best loved outdoor spaces, Chanticleer opens for the season on March 31 with a few COVID-19 protocols. You’ll need a parking reservation, and masks are required in bathrooms and common areas. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; open at 8 a.m. on select Saturdays. 786 Church Road, Wayne, (610) 687-4163.

King of Prussia Restaurant Week and KOP Shops for CHOP

Ten days of shopping and dining deals—plus igloos and tents—are on the menu for King of Prussia Restaurant Week April 11-15 and April 18-22. This year, dine-in and takeout options are available at 34 eateries. To make takeout extra special, King of Prussia District is creating a landscaped dining oasis of 12 tents and four dining igloos. Tent space is first come, first serve, but igloos are available only by reservation through OpenTable. The $15-per-person charge goes to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Live music and a family fun day are also planned.

Pennsylvania Horticultural Society Pop-Up Gardens and Eateries

Flowers and food combine for a special outdoor experience at PHS’s pop-up gardens and eateries. The South Street location opens April 1, with more than 16 beer varieties, a full cocktail menu and dishes from Cantina Los Caballitos and Khyber Pass Pub. Most tables are first come, first serve. Plans are in the works for a mid-May garden opening in Manayunk. Both will be landscaped by PHS pros and socially distanced in compliance with CDC guidelines. South Street: 5-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-10 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Online reservations for large parties. 1438 South St., Philadelphia.

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Shofuso Japanese House and Garden

The koi are back in their ponds, a new pebble beach is installed, and cherry blossom season starts April 10. Masks are required, and visitor flow is monitored for social distancing. Reservations aren’t required, and tickets available at the gate and through the website. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. Lansdowne and Horticultural Drives, Philadelphia, (215) 878-5097.

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