Friday, June 29, 2012


A few weeks ago I was in the Brandywine Valley which is an incredibly beautiful area in Pennsylvania. Just by chance the friend I was with suggested we visit Longwood Gardens. I had no idea how enchanting it would be. I felt like I was in Europe.
Apparently Pierre du Pont who created the gardens was greatly influenced by the French and Italian styles. Although the landscaping and plantings made quite an impression on me it was the architectural details that had the greatest impact as you will note from the photographs. It was du Pont's  aesthetic sense along with his obvious love of the landscape that has left the world a more beautiful place. 
Detail of original Fountain Garden (under renovation)
Topiary Garden
Italian Water Garden
Waterlily Pool
Dolphin  detail on lead cistern
'Field of Light' Installation by Bruce  Munro
Detail of Italian Water Garden with urn
Waterlily Tendrils
Main Water Garden

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