March Bank

Begun in 1902, when H. F. du Pont was 22, March Bank is the oldest surviving garden area at Winterthur. Du Pont studied The Wild Garden (1904) and other writings by British horticulturists William Robinson and Gertrude Jekyll. Using these ideas, du Pont began naturalizing daffodils on the bank and by the 1940s had planted thousands of snowdrops, snowflakes, crocus, squills, and glory-of-the-snow.