Sunday, July 29, 2018


I recently spent a few days in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, visiting Winterthur and Longwood Gardens.

From the Winterthur website: " Founded by Henry Francis du Pont, Winterthur (pronounced “winter-tour”) is an American Treasure. Regarded as one of America’s most beautiful historic homes and mansions, on par with Biltmore Estate, Monticello, and Hearst Castle, visitors marvel at du Pont’s elegantly-furnished 175-room former home. Winterthur’s 60-acre garden is considered one of this nation’s great gardens, and its research library serves scholars from around the world. We invite you to explore Winterthur’s beauty and history."

Winterthur is in Winterthur, Delaware, about 20 minutes from my hotel in Kennett Square.  The estate had been my bucket list for some year. 

For more information about Winterthur, please visit

one of the architectural follies

another folly

the former railroad station.  Freight trains  still pass through

Henry DuPont

amazing collection of Americana

These silver pitchers were made by Paul Revere ... that Paul Revere

a part of the house.  Unlike stately homes that are seen from the approaching roads to the houses, Winterthur was largely hidden as DuPont did not want to show it off

Not so coy Koi

I loved the Enchanted Wood and the Faerie Cottage

Sundial Garden