Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Longwood Gardens...end of summer

Yesterday we went for a walk in our favorite garden.
It's not really our garden, it's Pierre du Pont's garden.
In 1906 he purchased an arboretum to save the property from being sold for lumber.
I think he was successful.

While he was still living, he made preparations for his 1000 acre estate to be available for the general public to enjoy.
We frequently take advantage of Mr. du Pont's generosity.

I've posted many more photos over here.


Melinda Owens said...

What a beautiful place...and these are some amazing photos, Mark. Nice tribute to the end of summer.

Jerral Miles said...

What you do with paths, and bridges, and chairs in a row is beautiful...

Alison said...

Just lovely! Thanks Mark.

Marilyn said...

Love seeing this garden. And there are my favorite chairs in that last picture. You captured them perfectly. I hope the view was beautiful from them.