Winterthur's 1,000 acres encompass rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. Founder Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) developed an appreciation of nature as a boy that served as the basis for his life's work in the garden. He selected the choicest plants from around the world to enhance the natural setting, arranging them in lyrical color combinations and carefully orchestrating a succession of bloom from late January to November. Du Pont translated his love of the land into a unified work of art that embodies a romantic vision of nature's beauty.
There is so much to explore on your visit to the Winterthur Garden, from the Quarry, Peony, and Sundial gardens to Azalea Woods, Enchanted Woods, and beyond. Discover the magic of the garden with our programs and events, a garden tram tour, or by strolling through the bucolic landscape. Members have year-round, dawn-to-dusk access to miles of paths and trails on the estate. Join as a Member today!
*Image by Bob Leitch