Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley is a lavish new book that celebrates the du Pont family heritage of land stewardship and horticultural creativity, as seen in five du Pont estates—Hagley Museum and Library, Longwood Gardens, Nemours Estate, Mt. Cuba Center, and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library. Join us to toast the publication and enjoy a lively discussion. Garden historian and writer Marta McDowell will share stories and histories of the gardens, while acclaimed photographer Larry Lederman will describe his approach and experience photographing these beautiful places. A selection of photos from the book will be on display. Additional bites and libations available for purchase. 

Includes general admission.

$75; $70 Members (includes sparkling wine toast, lecture, and signed copy of the book)

$25; $20 Members (includes sparkling wine toast and lecture)

Please note: online purchases can be made until 5 pm Saturday, September 30.  After that, you may purchase your ticket at the Visitor Center.

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About the Authors

Following a successful career in corporate law, Larry Lederman turned to photography as an avocation. From an initial focus on the forms and foliage of trees, Lederman now captures the beauty of gardens and landscapes through the seasons. He is the author of many books, including Magnificent Trees of the New York Botanical Garden, The Rockefeller Family Gardens: An American Legacy, and Garden Portraits: Experiencing Natural Beauty, and is the principal photographer for the 125th anniversary edition of The New York Botanical Garden.

Marta McDowell is a garden historian and writer whose books include Emily Dickinson’s Gardening Life, Unearthing the Secret Garden, and Beatrix Potter’s Gardening Life. She teaches landscape history and horticulture at the New York Botanical Garden and is a featured speaker at garden clubs and horticultural organizations.

Photos courtesy of Monacelli Press, Larry Lederman, and Sarma Ozols.