The teeniest pumpkin


One the more magical places to visit at any time of the year is the garden at Winterthur in Wilmington, Delaware. I thought I’d share a few pictures of a new attraction in the Enchanted Garden.


This may look to the casual observer like a stripped tree trunk, perhaps a piece of garden sculpture, but step a little closer and you’ll find magic in the nooks and crannies. Open one door, and you’ll see yourself staring back.


Or peer in a window to see a cozy fairy den, all laid out for some tea on a chilly autumn afternoon. The little striped pumpkin is the perfect finishing touch, don’t you think?


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14 fellow travelers had this to say

  1. Creative and fun, this is something I could get into.
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  2. WHAT fun!! i love it! and great photos, mara!
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  3. Oooh! My girls would love this! ;-)
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  4. Hello Mara! Sounds like fun. Cute little striped pumpkin …

  5. I love outdoor spaces like that – especially at this time of the year when it’s cold and wet and we’re all more likely to take the easy choice and stay inside.
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  6. Wow! what an enchanted place! Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland….
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  7. One of my favorite wedding gifts was an ornament from Winterthur. I’ve never been there, but it is on my list!
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  8. Very clever! I love how this place inspires the imagination.

  9. Looks like a perfect place for the whole family! I love it!
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  10. I’ve seen a lot of these “fairy doors” around lately! A couple of cities here have them scattered throughout their downtown areas. I looks like a fun treasure hunt for kids (and kids at heart!)
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  11. How charming and just the right size for the children.
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  12. Truly a gift to find outdoor places like this to explore and experience the seasons. Now all I need to do is get Delaware’s people to talk to California’s people, and maybe we can get a replication going on over here in the Bay Area!
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  13. I love it! It reminds me of the fairytale tree in Kensington Gardens. Did you ever visit it?
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  14. I love Winterthur, especially during Christmas. My family and I normally make the trip every year, in addition to Longwood Gardens. Thankfully northern Delaware and the Philadelphia area offer a wide range of holiday options for families…

    Also, don’t forget the Brandywine River Museum, which can also be a lot of fun for kids too.

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