DE: New Castle County-Winterthur Museum and Gardens

When I had my first home I was inspired by the gardens and catalog offerings of Winterthur Gardens. With so many business trips to Delaware I finally arrived.

This was formerly the home of Henry Francis du Pont. He was a horticulturist and an antique collector. He lived with his family in his home/museum.

I took a bus tour around the property stopping at the house/museum and then walking back through the enchanted garden and the peony garden.

I was told that there are over 10 miles of roads. the level of detail for each area was staggering.

I even appreciated the germs and hostas that were painstaking planted to create different levels and shades of green.

I prefer the gardens but for antique buffs the house museum is filled to the brim with furniture and housewares dating back to the 1700s.

But I admit, the gardens had me mesmerized.


Below is the link to their website for hours, tickets and location.


Published by Belinda Sheets

This is a non-promotional blog. I am not a photographer nor am I selling anything through this blog. Professionally I am a Business Transformation Specialist focused on gaining efficiencies and reducing costs for major corporations. Recent life experiences made me better appreciate the present and all that can be seen by increasing my focus and attention on my surroundings. I always enjoyed going out and exercising and I would look but I did not see as my attention was on resolving some problem. Captured through pictures and sharing insights about various locations, I hope others can enjoy my research and insights and allow themselves to pause a few moments and truly appreciate and learn new things. When you follow me that is my only gift. To know I have touched you enough to want to follow the blog. Respectfully (Stay Safe), Belinda Sheets Business Transformation professional with interests in photography, hiking, bicycling and kayaking and learning how to be present.

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