Thank you Pierre DuPont for having such a wonderful vision for creating such spectacular gardens and then having the generosity and foresight to insure that the masterpiece be preserved for millions to enjoy. (Take time time to explore his home on the grounds to learn about this fascinating gentleman.)
The grounds are beautifully maintained and expansive. The main conservatory is a feast for the imagination! It was delightful to watch so many visitors looking around in gentle amazement. Many of the guests take photographs, but it is a polite and friendly crowd.
Our teenage daughter had the best time of us all. She spent the day looking for places that Elizabeth Bennett (Pride and Prejudice) or Mary Lennox (The Secret Garden) might hide or stop to read a book. She also imagined places for Rapunzel would live (the bell tower) or Cinderella would run down the steps and lose her glass slipper. We imagined where Arielle from the Little Mermaid would pop out from the water or Snow White would hide from the evil queen. Throughout the entire time we took pictures and laughed. These will make for wonderful family memories.
You will not find many gardens to rival these on the East coast. The best part is that the creator, Pierre DuPont, designed these gardens to be enjoyed, especially by young. Bring your imagination and tap into the magic!
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