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Granogue 1931-1966

Former owner:
Du Pont, Irénée 1876-1963
Du Pont, Irénée Mrs.
Physical description:
2 folders+ 14 35 mm. slides
Mixed archival materials
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Granogue (Wilmington, Delaware)
Granogue's gardens were designed to reflect French influence. Its center features a pool of still water surrounded by gravel paths and circular beds laid out in tulips and other seasonal plants. Yews, boxwood, and native trees complement this design. A rock retaining wall separates the formal part of the garden from a rock garden beyond. The wall features alpine and rock garden plants, as well as trailing and vining plants, while adjacent beds provide a succession of blooms throughout the growing season.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. Irénée du Pont (former owners, before 1963).
The folders include worksheets and photocopies of published descriptions of the garden.
Garden has been featured in Landscape Architecture Quarterly, April 1938, p. 128
Garden has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens America's Gardens (Des Moines and New York: Meredith Press, 1964), pp. 68-69
Garden has been featured in James Marston Fitch and F. F. Rockwell, Treasury of American Gardens (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956), p. 39
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Archives of American Gardens

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