As their website says, Winterthur is "A wonderland for garden lovers.". Winterthur is near Wilmington, DE and was the country estate of Henry Francis du Pont. It sits on close to 1,000 acres and has 60 acres of gardens including a children's fairy tale garden called the Enchanted Woods.
I suppose many people go to Winterthur to see the collections of early American furniture, soup tureens and needlework but I was there to see the woodlands and gorgeous wildflowers (my new favorite is Virginia Bluebells).
Here are just a few of my favorite photos. Click on each photo to see a larger image.
Waterfalls and woodland ponds galore!
Pretty little stream with primrose.
Fairy house in the enchanted garden.
Friendly little snake.
Sparrow takes a bath.
I could sit here all day...
I want this tree!
Too many frogs to count. My mom pet one.
Huge koi followed us around the pond.
My new favorite flower.
Fields of daffodils planted everywhere.
Cute little chipmunk says hello!