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Longwood Gardens

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Longwood Gardens, one of the horticultural treasures of America, lies some 30 miles west of Philadelphia in the historic brandywine Valley near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. This pictorial book teflects the tradition of seasonal change within 350 acres of public display gardens created by Pierre Samuel du Pont (1870-1954). Photographs depict Longwood at its best in spring, ...more
Paperback, 45 pages
Published 1987 by Longwood Gardens, Inc.
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Nov 16, 2007 Monica rated it really liked it
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Sorry no thumbnail is available of the publication. It isn't available on their web site. Still this is one of the greatest gardens in America. "In 1906, Pierre S. du Pont purchased the Peirce Arboretum to save its trees from being cut for lumber. Over the next nearly half century, Mr. du Pont developed Longwood Gardens into what it is today, a magnificent horticultural showplace. We invite you to visit Longwood Gardens, which now encompasses 1,050 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows. Enjoy ...more
Oct 19, 2011 Bill rated it liked it
This souvenir style book starts with a short history of the gardens. It is followed by short seasonal text and short texts about the fountains and conservatories followed by lavish photographs of the gardens. The book makes you want to visit the gardens if you have never been there or go back if you have.
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