Yesterday, Today, and TomorrowThe 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.
|Placed By||Longwood Gardens|
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|Date Added||Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 442539 N 4413962|
|Decimal Degrees||39.87376667, -75.67191667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 52.426', W 75° 40.315'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 52' 25.56" N, 75° 40' 18.9" W|
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|Area Code(s)||302, 610, 484|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near Flower Garden Walk, Kennett Square PA 19348, US|
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