The Italian Water garden at Longwood Gardens was designed by Pierre S. du Pont to resemble a garden at the Villa Gamberaia, which the du Ponts had seen while traveling in Italy.
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Pierre S. du Pont is considered, by many, to be one of America’ first entrepreneurs. The former president of DuPont and former president and chairman of General Motors, however, left his life’s legacy close to his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware. 249 more words
last week i visited Longwood gardens just outside of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. i have never experienced a garden that was nearly 1000 acres. this magnificent estate and gardens belonged to Pierre DuPont and his family, and was created over a period of nearly 50 years. 139 more words