Longwood Gardens created by Pierre S. du Pont,(1870-1954) is one of the premier arboretums in the USA, if not in the world.
It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in the Brandywine Creek Valley
The Brandywine Creek Valley is home to world-class museums, lavish "American castles", formal and natural gardens and several unique events.
The Longwood Gardens estate has an annual budget of $50 Million and over 1,300 staff to maintain it.
Each time I return it's like the my first visit. A different season and full of surprises.
"On this land battles were fought, and fortunes were made.
Out of those fortunes and a commitment to stewardship have sprung some of the world's most fascinating attractions and reserved open spaces"