Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Gardens 1920-1984
Coffin, Marian Cruger 1876-1957
Du Pont, Henry Francis 1880-1969
Du Pont, H. A (Henry Algernon) 1838-1926
1 folder+ 3 glass lantern slides, 29 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Winterthur
Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum Gardens (Del.)
The gardens at Winterthur complement the museum that shares its name and reflect the aesthetic sensibilities of Henry Francis du Pont, founder of the Winterthur Museum, and his father, Henry A. du Pont. Naturalistic and woodsy in style, they feature a wide range of garden ornaments. Including over 200 acres of display gardens, Winterthur is renowned for its spring azalea displays, as well as rhododendron and woodland flowers. Millions of naturalized bulbs may be found in the area called the March Walk. The plant collection, which includes a wide range of specimens, was gathered from throughout the United States, England, and France. This is truly one of America's outstanding gardens.
Persons associated with the garden include: Henry Francis du Pont (founder and former owner, 1927-1969); Henry A. du Pont (former owner, 1902-1926); and Marian Cruger Coffin (landscape architect, before 1957).
The folder includes worksheets, copies of correspondence, photocopies of articles about the garden (including one with a plan of the garden), and other information.
Garden has been featured in Bonnie J. S. Day, "Winterthur's Furnished Gardens," The Kennett Paper, July 7, 1988, p. 17
Garden has been featured in Margaret Hensel, article in Horticulture, April 1985, pp. 18-31
Garden has been featured in Southern Accents Press, Gardens of the South (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985), p. 137
Garden has been featured in "The Idealized American Farm," Gardens & Countrysides, VI, No. 2 (July 1990)
Garden has been featured in Merrill Folsom, Great American Mansions and Their Stories (New York: Hastings House, 1963), pp. 93-100