It’s Longwood Gardens week at the GPOD! For the next five days, we’ll celebrate this fabulous public garden in pictures. Longwood, located in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, is a long-time FG staff favorite, an infinite source of inspiration, gardening know-how, and of course, great photos. Day 1:
The Italian Water Garden at Longwood Gardens was constructed 1925-27 and inspired by the Villa Gamberaia near Florence, Italy. When designing the garden, Longwood founder Pierre S. du Pont took into account visual foreshortening by making the farther pair of rectangular pools 14 feet longer than the nearer pair, ensuring all pools looked proportionally equal when viewed from the observation terrace.
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