Monday, April 15, 2013
Nemours Mansion and Gardens
Nemours Mansion and Gardens, located in Wilmington, Delaware, is a 300 acre estate with French formal gardens. It was created by Alfred du Pont in 1910, and patterned after the gardens of Versailles. The grounds are beautifully landscaped with fountains, pools, and statues. Featured gardens include the Boxwood Garden, Maze Garden, Reflecting Pool, Sunken Gardens, and the Temple of Love.
The gardens are open May 1st through December 30th. The garden can be viewed only by taking a guided tour. These are held Tuesday through Saturday at 9:30, 12:00, and 3:00, and on Sunday at 12:00 and 3:00. Cost of admission for the guided garden walk is $10.00 per person. Cost of admission for the guided mansion tour is $15.00 per person.