The Garden Landscape Guide

Winterthur Garden

Winterthur is a 1,000-acre country estate with gardens, rolling hills, streams, meadows and forests. The Winterthur Garden was designed by Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) and landscape architect and lifelong friend Marian Coffin. Henry was careful to select plants that would enhance the natural setting and provide a succession of bloom and colour from late January through to November. The garden includes the eight-acre Azalea Woods (1917), the March Bank (1902), Magnolia Bend, the Pinetum (1918), Winterhazel Area (1923), Sundial Garden (1956), Peony Garden (1946), Reflecting Pool and Glade Garden (1929), Quarry Garden (1962), and Enchanted Woods (2001), a children’s garden. If you zoom in on the location map below, you will be able to see some of the garden features on the satellite image. The Sundial Garden is pinpointed by the red marker.

Winterthur Museum Garden and Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, Delaware, USA, DE 19735

Tuesday to Sunday. Open 10am to 5pm.

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Reviews

  • about 6 years by Anonymous 5 / 5

    Winterthur, like Longwood Gardens -- its "brother" du Pont estate garden just over the Pennsylvania border to the north -- is known to garden enthusiasts all over the world. Anyone traveling to this wealthy valley of gardens that is often called "Chateau country" simply couldn't miss seeing Winterthur (which is equally famous for its house museum of Americana).
    The March Bank is particularly alluring, ushering in as it does the early spring bulbs by the thousands. A sight not to be missed. In more recent years, Winterthur has added a truly amazing children's garden called Enchanted Woods. Don't miss it -- even if you have no children!

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Steps, Winterthur Garden Photograph © Karl Gercens
Winterthur Estate Photograph © Karl Gercens
Winterthur Garden, DE Photograph © Karl Gercens
Winterthur Garden, Delaware Photograph © Amy Fry
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