Winterthur Gardens is one a wonderful location for family photos near Wilmington, DE.
Winterthur Gardens is a Dupont estate, and is like a cousin to Longwood Gardens, which is just 10 minutes away. Strolling though the expansive gardens feels a bit like walking through a scene from Downtown Abbey. If you live near the Brandywine Valley, Winterthur is a must-visit destination.
Benefits of becoming a member at Winterthur Gardens
I recommend becoming a member of the Museum, so you can enjoy the gardens year-round and walk from dawn til dusk whenever you wish! They also grant members access to tour the inside of the actual estate, and host many family-friendly events throughout the year like yoga and craft cider tasting.
Family Photography in Wilmington, DE
For this Wilmington, Delaware family photo session we choose Winterthur because the family treasures their membership and has created many memories exploring the children’s garden. Their children loved romping through the fields of tall grass this spring and wandering the trails together.
Tips for Visiting Winterthur Gardens with Kids
If you plan on bringing children with you to visit Winterthur, I recommend planning on at least 2-3 hours. It’s good to have a stroller or wagon for the long walk. Even if your children are a little older the trails are extensive and they might tire before getting back to the car. If you’re a member you can catch a ride on the tram if you are there during business hours!
If I’m with my children I like to follow the map near the parking lot to walk straight back to the children’s garden area. I recommend packing a picnic lunch and blanket, plenty of water, and bringing books to read under the shade of the giant trees. My boys also love to play chess. Winterthur feels so charming like you are stepping back in time. Read A Secret Garden with the kids and let them frolic through all the little delightful nooks near the play house and mushroom misters!
Family Photographer in Wilmington, DE
If you love the movement and playfulness in my work, you can learn more about my family sessions here. Please reach out to explore Winterthur or another local garden together and capture the beauty of your family together!
Check out this other family session with a one-year old baby girl at Winterthur!