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Idea Garden

Explore beds bursting with innovative pairings of colors, textures, and plant varieties that can be reliably grown in this region.

Inspiring and educational, the Idea Garden stimulates creativity and encourages experimentation. Sections dedicated to annuals, perennials, vegetables, and small fruits provide inspiration. Don’t forget your camera and notebook when you visit this Garden.   

In the Idea Garden, you can visit our newest space, the Trial Garden

History of this Garden

This five-acre site was once a large vegetable garden that supplied food for the du Ponts and their employees. Since the late 1950s, the space has been devoted to educational displays for home gardeners.

Explore Plants In This Garden