Downton Abbey USA

A few years ago, I heard that the former estate where I worked was being sold. I went to the real estate site and found these photos. It’s been twenty years since I worked here. It was also my first introduction to living on a farm. To be honest, I totally loved it. The Principal owned thousands of acres of land with out-buildings and houses. All married employees were given a house to live in. We also had big beautiful flowers and a fresh vegetable garden. I remember that in the summer, we would have garden club tour buses visit our property and tour the garden. The Principal owned many rare plants. Some were sold for thousand of dollar each!

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Here’s one of the rare plant.

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4 Comments

  1. These photos and the estate are breathtakingly beautiful! Thank you for sharing them. Can you tell us the approximate location, such as which state or town?

    • Jimmy

      Hi Jeanne. It’s in suburbs of Philadelphia! Thank you.

  2. Sandy

    Beautiful property. The Garden Club of Wilmington recently held an auction at Mt. Cuba Center for Horticulture (former estate of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland) that included a longtime member’s prized plants. Not sure if it is the same property http://www.delawareonline.com/story/life/home-garden/2014/05/07/garden-club-sell-diana-wister-plants-mt-cuba/8816977/

    There is a long history of families involved in horticultural as well as equine pursuits on Philadelphia’s Main Line and also the Unionville area.

    • Jimmy

      Thank you Sandy for sharing the link. I don’t think it’s the same property. But they might be related.

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