Friday, June 3, 2011

Friday Garden: Down the Primrose Path at Winterthur

Friday, June 3, 2011

Susan reporting:

We'll launch the first weekend in June in picturesque style with this photo I took last week in the Quarry Garden at Winterthur Museum, near Wilmington, DE. This garden is one of many on the 1,000-acre estate planned by founder Henry Francis DuPont (1880-1969), who preferred to enhance the  setting -- in this case, a stream running through an abandoned quarry -- with wild flowers and plants to create a natural, informal woodland garden. Enjoy the primroses and primula!


Jenny Girl said...

Just gorgeous! Thank you and enjoy your weekend ladies :)

Jane O said...

Oooh! Aaah! Oooh!

Audrey said...

One of my favorite spots in one of my favorite gardens! Thanks for the memory!

Meg said...

Beautiful photo! I love Winterthur -- it is such a wonderful and bizarre place, with all the original period rooms reassembled inside the house. Great collections of china, silver, and textiles, too!

Isabella Bradford/Susan Holloway Scott said...

Winterthur is a special place, and such a beautiful one that it's almost impossible to take a bad photograph while exploring the gardens. Highly recommended to anyone in the Philadelphia/Wilmington area!

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