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Mary on April 20th, 2011

Ever since I visited Winterthur (“Winter-ter”) in mid-summer a few years back, I wanted to return to see the March Bank. I am pleased to report that I finally made it!┬áIt was worth the wait to see the thousands of spring-flowering bulbs. Henry Dupont skillfully established an extensive naturalistic garden on this country estate. The […]

Continue reading about Winterthur Estate in Spring

We’re off to Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware, where Henry Francis du Pont was born, lived, farmed, and developed a naturalistic garden. A direct descendant of E.I. Dupont, the man that started it all with the gunpowder mills at Hagley, Henry was an avid collector of Americana. He acquired a large collection of antiques, which continues to grow to this day.

Continue reading about Duponts of the Brandywine Valley – Part II – Winterthur