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)|
|Italian Water Garden|
|Dolphin detail on lead cistern|
|'Field of Light' Installation by Bruce Munro|
|Detail of Italian Water Garden with urn|
|Main Water Garden|