08 October 2019


A late summer visit to Winterthur in Delaware provide a relaxing get-away for a day. This Henry Francis DuPont estate and grounds consists of gardens, garden follies, and a home of 175 rooms. He was a collector of American Decorative Arts -- furniture. The estate grounds and gardens were not impressive at this time of year since the azaleas, spring bulbs, flowering shrubs and trees were not at their peak. Lots of summer blooming hostas, though.

View of the house with outdoor dining terrace overlooking the rear garden.

Garden folly near the house rear.

House from inside the garden folly.

Fish pond at the rear gardens with a walking path around the perimeter.
The trees create a shady "room" in this area.

More formal rear garden with fountain.

Big beautiful colocasia.

Entrance over bridge to the children's garden: the 'Enchanted Forest'.

Cottage in the Enchanted Forest - I really think I could live here.

Enchanted Forest surprise.

Giant nest with eggs in the Enchanted Forest - dragon?


  1. THis beautiful garden is on my bucket list!

  2. I visited Winterthur this summer, too. It is such a special place. P.x

  3. I need to get to the other gardens in the area next year - Mt. Cuba and Chanticleer.