Italian Water Garden

Italian Water Garden (HM1MW6)

Location: Kennett Square, PA 19348 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 52.449', W 75° 40.212'

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Pierre du Pont, Longwood Gardens' founder, built this cool, shady fountain garden from 1925 to 1927. The basic layout of the garden is similar to one seen by Mr. and Mrs. du Pont at the Villa Gamberaia, near Florence, Italy, on their 1913 European trip. Mr. du Pont was inspired by the Italian water garden and recreated the basic design, including a play on perspective. The two most distant corner pools are 14 feet longer than those nearer, creating the illusion that all four pools are identical in size. The 600 jets of water and a water staircase are his unique additions. Visit Longwood's Heritage Exhibit, located in the Peirce-du Pont House, to learn more about Mr. du Pont's design and construction of this magnificent garden. Italian Water Garden, 1930. (The fountains run continuously from mid-April to mid-October from 9:00 am until dusk.)
HM NumberHM1MW6
Placed ByLongwood Gardens
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Date Added Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 442686 N 4414004
Decimal Degrees39.87415000, -75.67020000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.449', W 75° 40.212'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 26.94" N, 75° 40' 12.72" W
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Area Code(s)302, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22 Webb Barn Ln, Kennett Square PA 19348, US
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