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Longwood Gardens ca. 1922-1987

Lighting:
Burnaby, Frank
Former owner:
du Pont, Pierre S.
Landscape architect:
Greene, Isabelle C
Nurseryman:
Lewis & Valentine Nurseries, Inc
Physical description:
5 folders+ 4 glass lantern slides, 6 b&w photoprints and 145 35 mm. slides
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square
Pennsylvania
Kennett Square
Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania)
Date:
1922
1922-1984
ca 1922-1987
Notes:
In order to save trees from a sawmill, Pierre S. du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property. The property was transformed into a public park with outdoor theater and fountain garden, box garden, rose garden, Italian garden, and conservatory among other features.
Persons and organizations associated with the garden include: Pierre S. du Pont (former owner, designer, 1906-1954); Isabelle C. Greene & Assoc. (lanscape architect of silver garden); Kier Davidson (rockwork designer); Frank Burnaby (lighting).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets, brochures, and articles.
Publications:
Garden featured in George E. Thompson, Sr., A Man and His Garden: The story of Pierre S. du Pont's development of Longwood Gardens (Kennett Square, Pennsylvania: Longwood Gardens, Inc.)
Garden featured in Mac Griswold and Eleanor Weller, Golden Age of American Gardens (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in association with the Garden Club of America, 1991)
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
PA011000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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