Course Description

Examine how the 18th century Peirce farm was transformed by Pierre S. DuPont into a world-known, publicly accessible garden and three 1920s-designed conservatories. Discuss the historical significance of Longwood Gardens while exploring. $136 includes $62 fee. Note: Transportation included. Extensive walking required. Participants must be able to walk and stand for hours without assistance. Bring a bag lunch or purchase one. Wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for outdoors.

Learner Outcomes

Examine the impact of Pierre S. du Pont's contributions to horticulture, business and community interests; Discuss the rehabilitation of 18th century Peirce-du Pont House for Pierre S. du Pont's summer house and the Longwood Garden's history center; Demonstrate an understanding of the planning of Longwood Gardens, the influences of Versailles in Paris and Tivoli in Rome; Compare and contrast the garden to the smaller Ladew Garden in Monkton, Maryland; Discuss the significance of Longwood Gardens including its 1914 origins, design, outdoor theater organization and public accessibility.
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