A Sunny Day at Goodstay Gardens

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The Goodstay Gardens are one of Wilmington's  lesser known public gardens, located  on the University of Delaware Wilmington Campus. Ellen du Pont and her husband, Robert Wheelwright (who was a landscape architect) restored the mid 17th century property in the early 1920s. The garden was originally a vegetable site, and the Wheelwrights transitioned it into the stunning iris, rose and peony paradise that it is today.

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I went there today hoping to see the irises in bloom, since they are blooming in my Wilmington garden. But it seems the climate gnomes have this area tagged as "tulips featured, irises and peonies not yet ready."

Fine with me--the tulips are spectacular, with some of them having blooms as large as peony blossoms. And in the center of the knot garden, the sundial was keeping perfect time. I would expect no less!

A big thanks to the Friends of Goodstay Gardens, who keep everything looking perfect!

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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carolyn. Looking forward to getting out when the shelter in place is lifted here in Illinois. Time for a drive to the country! Enjoy your day!

Apr 26, 2020 05:43 AM #1
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Good morning, Carolyn... tulips, iris, and peonies... three of my favorite flowers. Goodstay Gardens sounds like a wonderful place to enjoy a feast for the eyes.

Apr 26, 2020 05:47 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn - Gooddstay Gardens in Wilmington Delaware seems like an excellent local getaway.  And a sunny day certainly enhances its appeal.  

Apr 26, 2020 06:22 AM #3
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Good morning or afternoon for you Carolyn.  Thank you for posting that riot of colores from the Goddstay Gardens in Wilmington, Delaware.  Flowers always make me smile.  A

Apr 26, 2020 09:17 AM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I like your flower filled collage with the sundial in the center, Carolyn.  

Apr 26, 2020 12:22 PM #5
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Carolyn, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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