Our 2016 Garden Programs calendar has a large number of informal drop-in programming with our weekly, Wednesdays at Winterthur program starting in April. This year we also have series of events that highlight special displays within the garden and include activities and special tours. Below those you will see listings for programs arranged by month with specific registration information. Finally, at the end of the monthly listing you will see a full schedule of our drop-in 2nd Saturday walks. Please visit Winterthur’s full Calendar for a listing of all Winterthur events. To register for Winterthur garden programs call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600.
SPECIAL GARDEN EXPERIENCES
Bank to Bend: Lady Carolyn Elwes “Snowdrops at Colesbourne, Gloucestershire”
Saturday, March 12, 2016
Lecture, 11:00 am to 12:00 noon, in Copeland Lecture Hall
Tour, 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm, begins at Visitor Center
Plant Sales, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, at Visitor Center
Self-guided Tours, throughout the day beginning at Visitor Center
Celebrate the early bulb display of the March Bank at Winterthur with a lecture, tour, and sales of rare and unusual plants. This year’s featured speaker is Lady Elwes who will share the story of how a garden of private obsession grew into one of international importance. Her talk “Snowdrops at Colesbourne, Gloucestershire” will take us from triumph to disaster and back again. It is a tale of snowdrops, the people, the passions and the real stars….the flowers. In the afternoon there will be a sale of snowdrops and other rare and unusual plants as well as tours of the March Bank. $10 members, $20 non-members, free for Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society and Garden Associate Members.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
Discover the beauty of the daffodil and enjoy Winterthur’s amazing daffodil display! HF du Pont used his collector’s eye in assembling his collection of hundreds of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Sycamore Hill. The day’s events will include tours, kids’ crafts, tea, and a daffodil show. Members free. Included with general admission.
Azaleas and Bluebells
Saturday, May 7, 2016
Enjoy the spectacle of thousands of azalea blossoms and acres of wildflowers! The day’s events include photo opportunities, plant sales, tea, and tours of the azaleas, both self-guided and led by staff and volunteers. Members free. Included with general admission.
Peonies and Primroses
Sunday, May 15, 2016
Winterthur’s peonies and Quarry primroses should be in full flower on Sunday as we celebrate the late spring display in the Winterthur Garden. The day’s activities will include tours, a members-only lecture by Paul Meyer, and plants for sale. FREE for members.
2016 2nd Saturday Garden Walks
Saturdays, 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted), beginning at the Visitor Center
On the second Saturday of each month, beginning at 1:00 pm (unless otherwise noted) Winterthur garden staff will lead a walk that begins and ends at the Visitor Center. This walk will highlight interesting and seldom seen parts of the Winterthur landscape. Walks last about 90 minutes. Free for members and with admission. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. In case of inclement weather, an update message will be left at 302.888.4915 approximately 3 hours before the walk.
January 9 – Winter Interest (Members only – Winterthur closed)
February 13 – Winter Color and First Flowers (Members only – Winterthur closed)
March 12 – Snowdrops and Other Minor Bulbs
April 9 – Winterhazels and Early Azaleas
May 14 – Azaleas and Spring Wildflowers
June 11 – (8:00 pm) Meadows, Streams, and Ponds (bring your flashlight)
July 9 – (8:00 pm) Chimney Swifts on Farm Hill (bring your flashlight)
August 13 – (7:00 pm) Sunset from the Train Station (bring your flashlight and prepare for a long walk)
September 10 – Garden Architecture and Water Features
October 8 – Autumn Color, Flowers, and Fruits
November 12 – Late Fall Color in the Garden
December 10 – Conifers and the Winter Garden
2016 Wednesdays at Winterthur
Join us at Winterthur’s Brown Horticulture Learning Center for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April to October (except August). Included with all admission tickets, Members free.
Walks last 45-60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes.
|April 6||Growing in the Winterthur Greenhouses|
|April 13||Spring Ephemerals of Azalea Woods|
|April 20||Container Gardening Made Easy|
|April 27||H.F. du Pont and his Private Golf Course|
|May 4||Minor Bulbs in the Garden|
|May 11||Azaleas of Winterthur|
|May 25||Fabulous Ferns|
|June 1||Vintage Postcard Images of Winterthur’s Past|
|June 8||Tree Climbing- What goes up must come down……safely of course!|
|June 15||Butterflies at Winterthur|
|June 22||Digital Camera Photography|
|June 29||Gardening with Kids, Cultivating the Next Generation of Gardeners|
|July 6||As the Wood Turns|
|July 13||Tree Lightning Protection—Shocking Facts!|
|July 20||Streams and Ponds|
|July 27||Inside the Intern’s Garden|
|Sept 7||Heirloom Tomato Taste Test|
|Sept 14||History of the Coach House, Butler’s House, and the Original Cottage|
|Sept 21||Flower Arranging on a Whim|
|Sept 28||Browns Meadows Walk|
|Oct 5||Garden Objects|
|Oct 12||The Gentleman Farmer in America: H. F. du Pont & his Holsteins|
|Oct 19||The Best Fall has to Offer: A Highlights Walking Tour|
|Oct 26||Autumn Arrangements|