Located in Chadds Ford and owned by Wayne and Doris Guymon, WynEden is considered one of the Mid-Atlantic’s premier private gardens, writes Lora Bilton Englehart for The Hunt magazine.
The Guymons bought the 9.5-acre property tucked away in a quiet cul-de-sac in 1998. Immediately, Wayne started to visualize what he wanted to do with the open land that sloped down from the house.
During the couple’s first years at the property, Wayne observed which plants were already present and marked down what he wanted to add. But before adding anything, he first had to remove the weeds that surrounded the large pond on the property.
Next, he changed the paths on the property to allow for meandering among the plantings. He also transformed two patches of daffodils into the magnificent daffodil display visitors can admire today.
Now, the garden offers an astounding array of flora carefully managed to emphasize order and serenity. Visitors can enjoy looking at a huge palette of plants, trees, and water features.
All of that has been achieved without chemicals.
“I’m a keeper of nature,” he said. “I’ll be damned if I’m going to kill anything.”
Read more about WynEden in The Hunt magazine here.