Last week, we had the pleasure of touring Winterthur, Henry F. du Pont’s great museum of American decorative arts, on a beautiful spring day. World renowned for its 60 acres of woodland gardens, its 175-room house and its unrivaled collection of over 85,000 antiques, Winterthur has inspired generations of designers and craftsmen for more than 30 years. We were captivated by the eight-acre Azalea Woods, where 1,000 kurume azalea plants in white, pink, lavender, salmon and red hues create a masterpiece of color, harmony and naturalistic design.
While Ruth du Pont Lord describes her father as an “extraordinary creator of landscapes”, according to Henry, he was trying to “chic it up”! We think his vision is not only chic, it’s magical!