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Eat your Hearts Out III: Professor Plum in the Conservatory


There are conservatories and then there are conservatories. The conservatory at Longwood Gardens is the latter.  At 4.5 acres,  it’s one of the world’s largest greenhouse structures. It houses 20 indoor gardens with over 5,000 types of plants.  Longwood Gardens itself was the former estate of Pierre du Pont.  He had the conservatory built in 1919.   The Brandywine Valley is fairly littered with various Du Pont estates  (and a few Wyeths as well).  I was going to try to pass the conservatory off as my own, but when I realized that my entire estate would fit in the cleaning closet, I thought better of it.


3 comments on “Eat your Hearts Out III: Professor Plum in the Conservatory

  1. elroyjones
    July 27, 2012

    The truth will out!


  2. Kenton Lewis
    July 28, 2012

    A neatly landscaped yard is the sign of a sick mind. Oh, to be sick.


    • Richard Daybell
      July 31, 2012

      I only dream of a neatly landscaped yard, never achieve it. So I guess my mind is just addled, not truly sick.


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