Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden

Date/Time

Mar 7, 2019 to Jan 5, 2020
10:00 AM until 05:00 PM

This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Description

On View Now through January 5, 2020

Buy tickets online or call 800.448.3883.

Escape into the imaginative world of garden follies, Winterthur’s first-ever exhibition of whimsical and classic garden structures. Thirteen fantastic structures await discovery and exploration—from a Gothic-inspired tower, an Ottoman tent, and neoclassical follies to a Chinese pavilion, American summerhouses, an enchanting faerie cottage, and creative contemporary follies—all set within Henry Francis du Pont’s majestic garden. Whether by foot or tram, plan for outdoor adventure with a twist of fun!

Follies are architectural constructions, often extravagant or picturesque, positioned within the landscape to amuse, frame a view, or pique your curiosity. You may have seen follies at other estates or in television shows or movies, such as Downton Abbey or Brideshead Revisited. Henry Francis du Pont, who developed Winterthur’s expansive gardens from 1902 to 1969, was familiar with follies throughout America and Europe and incorporated several into his own garden plans.

Photo by: Bob Leitch

Cost

Members free. Included with admission.

Location

View map Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike (Rt 52)
Winterthur, DE

Additional Information

Sponsor

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

Phone

800-448-3883

Contact name

Information & & Tours

Contact email

tourinfo@winterthur.org

Location:

Delaware,PA - Chester County,PA - Delaware County,PA - Outlying Areas

Free Event?:

FREE with admission

Approximate Cost Range Per Person:

$20 & up per person

Pre-Register?:

No registration needed

Ages:

All Ages/Families

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