The garden was designed by a co-owner of the DuPont chemical company. A meticulous engineer, he drew inspiration from contemporary books and visits to European gardens. It grew by the addition of major features, without a controlling plan. There is a Flower Garden, a Sundial Garden, a Rose Garden, an Italian Water Garden (modelled on the Villa Gamberaia and pinpointed on the satellite image if you zoom in on the map below) and a Fountain Garden. DuPont had a special interest in fountains and used them as part of musical entertainments, in the manner of Versailles. The conservatory houses 4 acres of indoor garden.
1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, USA, PA 19348
All year. Daily. Opens 9am.