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East Marlborough in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peirce's Woods

Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

 
 
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By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
1. Peirce's Woods Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the grounds of
Eastward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
2. Eastward
Marker is close, at right. A paved path begins southward on the other side of the marker, turning west behind the marker.
Longwood Gardens, east of the Peirce-du Pont House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1001 Longwood Road, Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America.
 
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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in East Marlborough.
 
Also see . . .  Longwood Gardens. (Submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.)
 
Categories. Horticulture & Forestry
 
Westward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
3. Westward
Southward image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
4. Southward
Peirce's Woods image. Click for full size.
By Anton Schwarzmueller, August 12, 2015
5. Peirce's Woods
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York. This page has been viewed 156 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.
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