East Marlborough in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Italian Water Garden
Mr. du Pont was inspired by the Italian water garden and recreated the basic design, including a play on perspective. The two most distant corner pools are 14 feet longer than those nearer, creating the illusion that all four pools are identical in size. The 600 jets of water and a water staircase are his unique additions. Visit Longwood's Heritage Exhibit, located in the Peirce-du Pont House, to learn more about Mr. du Pont's design and construction of this magnificent garden.
Italian Water Garden, 1930.
(The fountains run continuously from mid-April to mid-October from 9:00 am until dusk.)
Erected by Longwood Gardens.
Location. 39° 52.449′ N, 75° 40.212′ 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 Longwood Gardens. 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 Peirce's Woods (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peirce's Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Peirce - du Pont House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Indian Hannah Birthplace (approx. 0.4 miles away); An Engineer's Garden (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary (approx. 0.4 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1½ miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1½ 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.)
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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 162 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Anton Schwarzmueller of Wilson, New York.