East Marlborough in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
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.
Erected by Longwood Gardens.
Location. 39° 52.426′ N, 75° 40.315′ W. Marker is in East Marlborough, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker can be reached from Longwood Road. Click for map. Marker is on the grounds of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peirce's Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Italian Water Garden (about 500 feet away); The Peirce - du Pont House (about 700 feet away); Indian Hannah Birthplace (approx. 0.3 miles away); An Engineer's Garden (approx. 0.3 miles away); Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in East Marlborough.
Also see . . . Longwood Gardens. (Submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
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