United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Montchanin
Applecross (Montchanin, Delaware)
When purchased in c.1928, the estate was a working farm. The estate has since evolved to include a water garden, greenhouses, a grape arbor, rose and peony gardens, vegetable and cutting gardens, native plantings, and fountains.
Persons and firms associated with the site and garden include: H. A. du Pont (former owner); James Thompson (architect of original house); Noel Chamberlin (landscape designer, 1927); Marian Cruger Coffin (tree peony garden designer, c. 1950); and Victorine & Samuel Homsey, Inc. (architects of later addition).
The folders include worksheets, a garden features description, a reference in the Garden Club of America publication from 1963 and a citation for a thesis on the Du Pont family's involvement in the Brandywine Valley.