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Visiting the Gardens at Winterthur
Winterthur is the estate of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), with 175 rooms showcasing his amazing collection of antiques and items added to the collection since his death. Surrounding this world-famous museum are 60 acres of beautiful gardens, illustrating the “Wild Garden” design and du Pont’s passion for gardening.
Special Garden Features at Winterthur
- March Bank, with Galanthus, Crocus, Phlox and more
- Sundial Garden, featuring Viburnum, Spirea, Fothergilla and Cherry trees
- Azalea Woods
- Peony Garden
- Winterhazel Walk
- Reflecting Pool
- Quarry Garden
- Magnolia Bend
- Sycamore Hill, featuring Roses, Stewartia, Spirea and Kousa Dogwoods
Tips for Visiting the Gardens at Winterthur
- Walking the grounds of Winterthur is included in the price of admission. Just continue wearing your admission tag or display your membership card. Plus, admission covers a visit for two consecutive days, should you need more time to explore the grounds after visiting the museum.
- The Winterthur website provides a wealth of information about the history of the gardens, du Pont’s approach to gardening and the importance of incorporating views to the surrounding 1,000 acres of the estate into the garden design. You’ll also find an easy-to-use plant database.
- Winterthur maintains a Garden Blog and visitors can even call the Winterthur Garden Report at 302-888-4856 for up-to-date blooming information.
- Picnics are welcome. Food and nonalcoholic beverages are permitted in the gardens. No pets allowed.
5105 Kennett Pike (Route 52), Winterthur, DE 19735