Tuesday, May 08, 2018
The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA
The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA,
Originally designed in 1927, the Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA, is a crowd favorite. The garden was designed by Pierre S. du Pont after gardens found at the Villa Gamberaia near Florence, Italy.
According to the Longwood Gardens website, “Pierre S. du Pont's love of water and fountains is embodied in this Garden. Simple color tones—green grass, blue-tiled fountains, and sparkling water—create a serene atmosphere. The Italian Water Garden is now open for the season.
“Mr. du Pont planned every aspect of this Garden, from the sculptures inspired by his travels in Italy to the hydraulic calculations. He even calculated that the northernmost pools needed to be built 14 feet longer than the southernmost pool to appear symmetrical from the viewing deck…”
Photo by Kevin Dayhoff May 5, 2018
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