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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
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Place:
United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Delaware
Wilmington
Granogue (Wilmington, Delaware)
Date:
1931
1931-1966
Notes:
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).
Summary:
The folders include worksheets and photocopies of published descriptions of the garden.
Publications:
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
Topic:
Gardens
Local number:
DE026000
Data Source:
Archives of American Gardens

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