We visited Poplar Grove on a quick visit to Wilmington. As we had our dog with us, and the day was warm, we couldn't tour the house. Instead we walked about the outbuildings, including a barn and tenant farmer's house. We peeked inside, but without tickets couldn't walk inside. The outbuildings are all new construction, and the tenant farmer's cottage is the most interesting of these. There are chickens, horses, etc. The house and plantings about it are not particularly impressive. Also the plantation is very close to the busy road, has modern developments just to the back: in other words, it's almost like visiting a city park rather than stepping back in time to another, quieter and romantic era. The best feature is actually the trail system just behind, which takes you back on easy walks through the woods, and provides plant information along the way, helpful for those from other areas. My first view of red buckeyes in bloom. There is a small mill pond (some millstones were saved), and a bridge to cross it.