I am not going to talk about the formal gardens surrounding the home except to say they are quite amazing. The architects had steep terrain to contend with and they did it beautifully. You can see how the reflecting pool has stairs all around and the fourth image down from here shows the circulation from the house to the pool area. Azalea and Rhododendron step down the slope, then back up the other side. Hydrangea cover the slope later in the year. See their site for information on visiting. I would highly recommend Winterthur Gardens for any gardening enthusiast. They have many activities and tours, check them out…
A beautiful courtyard.
The Koi pond.
There is so much to do in the Brandywine Valley area, so make a week of it sometime. We have Longwood Gardens (another DuPont estate and gardens) coming up much later on GWGT, among other fine gardens, so meet me back here for the virtual tours of gardens of the greater Philadelphia area.
A quick wrap up of the posts on Winterthur, but I may have more images sometime later. It is an inspiring place.
Tomorrow, I have my garden transitioning to the iris and peony show. It is a bit messy until the scheme sets in, but the iris and peonies make quite a show in full bloom in a week.
Exiting the gardens after a lovely tour of Winterthur… Carolyn.
See all my posts on Winterthur:
- Winterthur Azalea Woods
- Winterthur Quarry Garden
- Winterthur Peonies
- Winterthur and Longwood Gardens Give Kids a Smile