How fair is a garden amid the trials and passions of existence. ~Benjamin Disraeli
On our recent spring trip, we visited our cousin who lives near Wilmington, Delaware. There are at least two beautiful gardens in the Wilmington area that are connected with Dupont estates. One is Winterthur and the other is Longwood Gardens. Longwood happens to be nearby in Pennsylvania. Both garden estates are spectacular and seeing them in the springtime was wonderful, as all the early flowers had bloomed and trees had budded. Put these gardens on your “must-see” list. You will not forget them. I will post Winterthur’s home and gardens at another time.
Both Longwood and Winterthur have incorporated naturalized plantings. As you walk through the woods, you are greeted with redbuds, cherry trees, creeping phlox, scattered daffodils, blue bells, azaleas and many more delights. It truly is a treasure to behold; a fanciful, magical setting, and one I’d love to create at my home. (in my lifetime?!!) Join me as we begin our walk through Longwood Gardens in the more formal flower beds. Then we’ll walk through the woods, passing a lovely pond, and finally finish in the huge conservatory. Let’s go!
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I hope you enjoyed our abbreviated tour of Longwood Gardens. There’s so much more to see than what I presented here.
If you’d like to learn more about the Gardens at Longwood, click here.
Thanks for visiting today…have a great day!
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