United States of America, Delaware, New Castle County, Wilmington
Elton (Wilmington, Delaware)
Elton was noted for its walled garden, whose development began in the 1920s. The walls' stones came from an old house. Gradually a pond, pergola, and plants were added. A wide variety of plants provided year-round color and interest.
Persons associated with the garden include: Mr. and Mrs. A. Felix du Pont (former owners); Mr. and Mrs. J. Dudley Clark (former owners); and Mr. and Mrs. A. Felix du Pont, Jr. (former owners).
The folders include worksheets, photocopies of book excerpts featuring the garden (one includes a plant list), and other information.
Garden has been featured in Landscape Architecture Quarterly, April 1938, p. 135
Garden has been featured in Elsa Rehmann, Garden-Making (Boston and New York: Houghton Mifflin, 1926)
Garden has been featured in James Marston Fitch and F. F. Rockwell, Treasury of American Gardens (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1956), pp 33-35