|Entrance to the East Conservatory|
|One of 130 Decorated Trees|
|I Screamed Because This Tree Was On a Rotating Stand!|
|An All White Christmas in the Conservatory|
|Well, not quite all white. For me it doesn't have to be just red and green|
|Silver and Blue Decorations on this tree|
|The Green Wall|
|Potted Hydrangeas Decorate These Trees|
|Pointsettias, Lilies and Kalanchoes|
|This was the Show Stopper. Description Below.|
|Unbelievably Breathtakingly Beautiful!|
|The Tree at the End of the Table!|
|Closeup of Garland on Tree! Thought Roses Were Real, They Aren't.|
About the banquet table, Pierre S. du Pont and his wife, Alice, hosted the families of the Longwood employees with an elaborately decorated Christmas tree, gift giving and holiday music. The table setting was inspired from the party given on December 23, 1921.
It is a 64 foot long table that sits 50 with a moss runner, preserved roses, vases of winter flowering begonia, white-moth orchid, brake fern and silver willow branches.
To back track a bit, Mr. du Pont bought Pierce's Farm to save the trees on the property. The du Pont family had a tradition of gardening and Pierre was probably one of its greatest gardeners. Here is a link to the History of Longwood. We are lucky that Mr. du Pont cared about the land and wanted to preserve and enhance the property and make it a destination for gardeners from all over the world using the garden as a theater. I'll show you some more daytime photos tomorrow. We had a great day. Well, the weather has finally turned cold again. It was 65 here today. Ridiculously warm for December. Hope you had a great day. Talk to you later.