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Garden Design Duo—H.F. du Pont and Marian Cruger Coffin Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Henry Francis du Pont’s earliest collaboration in building his Museum was with Bertha King Benkard, and in his Garden his chosen design partner was Marian Cruger Coffin, one of America’s first female landscape architects. […]

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May 7, 2014 – See how well-known landscaper, Marian C. Coffin’s friendship with H. F. du Pont influenced the design of the Reflecting Pool, East Terrace and Glade Gardens. Sharon Reid’s lecture and tour will bring to light their intent. Photographs from the 1920’s through the present will be a part of her talk. Walks […]

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From Maggie Lidz, Winterthur’s estate historian: The Winterthur estate has had conservatory displays since Evelina du Pont and her husband Antoine Bidermann moved into their newly built house in 1841. In fact, December 13, 1838 Evelina wrote to her sister Victorine du Pont, who lived at Eleutherian Mills (now part of the Hagley Museum and […]

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  March 27 – July 25, 2010 We are very excited this spring to have a new exhibition about gardens opening here at Winterthur. During the clamorous years before World War II, American gardens developed into a high art. Through the use of antique garden furniture, rare color photography, and never-before-seen family images of garden […]

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It is such a wonderful surprise to see flowers blooming in winter and H.F. du Pont planned his garden to maximize that pleasure. Here are notes that he wrote over his lifetime about the Winterthur garden in January. – – -Maggie Lidz, Estate Historian. The photo was taken at Winterthur January 31, 1913 of blooming crocus. […]

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