Peirce's Woods

Peirce's Woods (HM1MW7)

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

N 39° 52.426', W 75° 40.315'

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Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

The Peirce family, owners of this land from 1700 to 1905, collected and planted trees in rows near the house. By 1850, they had developed Peirce's Park, one of this nation's finest arbortums. The adjoining woodland is known as Peirce's Woods. In 1906, Pierre du Pont (1870-1954) purchased the property to preserve the trees. Although Peirce's Park and Woods have been overshaddowed by the magnificent gardens, fountains, and Conservatory, the trees remain the reason Longwood Gardens exists. Today, Peirce's Woods has been developed as an art-form garden. Various "rooms" have been created within the woods with emphasis on native dediduous azaleas. The long azalea bloom period and wonderful fragrance are a highlight from early spring to summer. Throughout the year, visitors will find a feast for the senses: sumptuous fragrances, dazzling colors, exciting textures, and impressive vistas. To learn more about Longwood's history, visit the Heritage Exhibit in the Peirce-du Pont House.
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HM NumberHM1MW7
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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 442539 N 4413962
Decimal Degrees39.87376667, -75.67191667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 52.426', W 75° 40.315'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 52' 25.56" N, 75° 40' 18.9" W
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Area Code(s)302, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Flower Garden Walk, Kennett Square PA 19348, US
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