Yes, Winterthur has entered “spring: the sequel.” It took a little time for it to arrive, but the garden now is entering its best season where a weekly visit is highly recommended. To celebrate the abundance of flowers and the artful placement of plants in the landscape by Henry Francis du Pont, white directional arrows will be placed in the garden to wind visitors through some lovely up-close blossoms and breathtaking vistas. Best of all, the route will change weekly with the unfolding of new displays. The tour begins at the back patio of the Visitor Center and ends at the back of the Dorrance Gallery.
If you have been a frequenter of the white arrow tour in the past, try something new this year and perhaps come at a different time of day; the garden takes on a whole new character in the evening as opposed to midday. As you approach arrows, remember to turn around and look in the other direction; often the view is just as good—and again a different perspective—from the direction you were coming. Though this garden may be a familiar one to many, there is always something new to see.