Pierre S. du Pont originally purchased what was then known as Peirce’s Park, a Quaker arboretum dating back to 1700, because he heard that the trees were about to be destroyed. He saved the trees and started planting some gardens. Then he went overboard. 😀
Du Pont added a magnificent conservatory, which includes display gardens, two music rooms, and a series of research greenhouses. Built in 1919, the conservatory was expanded when the eastern wing, which you see here, was added in 1928.
The lovely lawns and flowers, complemented by a fountain at the edge of a courtyard, are all the result of a renovation of the east conservatory complex that was completed in 2005.
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