DVD & Blu-Ray | Longwood Gardens: A Personal Tour
For nearly a century, Longwood Gardens has been acclaimed as one of the world's great gardens. The original arboretum was planted beginning about 1800 by a Quaker family named Peirce. Industrialist Pierre S. du Pont bouht the property in 1906 to save its historic trees and make it a place where he could entertain his friends and the public. For three decades he created an astounding collection of gardens, greenhouses, and fountains and a perfect setting for the performing arts. Since his death in 1954, Longwood has continued to evolve, with renowned designers creating new gardens to enhance the enjoyment of more than a million guests each year. Now, for the first time, experience an up-close, hour-long video tour of more than 50 outdoor and indoor gardens and discover why Longwood is truly "a world apart." Your guide is Colvin Randall, Longwood's P.S. du Pont Fellow, who for more than 50 years has enjoyed this remarkable institution, which he describes as his "favorite place on Earth."