The Garden Programs 2015 have been posted, both on Winterthur’s website and on the Garden Programs page of the blog (see 2015 tab above). I will be adding information and updates about these classes, programs, and events over the next several weeks, so check back here often for new information.
Our first program of the year is always Bank to Bend, an event that celebrates the history of the garden and the du Pont family’s habit of walking the March Bank in search of the first flowers of spring.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by Andrew Turvey of Myddelton House Gardens. This historic garden is the former home of Edward Augustus Bowles ( 1865-1954), one of Britain’s most famous self-taught gardeners, author, artists and botanists. Bowles’ famous My Garden trilogy describing Myddelton in Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter is still widely read and respected by garden enthusiasts world-wide. During Andrew’s talk he will introduce EA Bowles and his achievements, his love for bulbs including Crocus, Narcissus and Galanthus and talk about how he coined the phrase Galanthophile. The garden is in the midst of extensive restoration and Andrew will share with us their progress and future plans.
As usual the day will include the opportunity to purchase rare and specialty plants from Carolyn’s Shade Garden, have lunch in the Pavilion, and walk the March Bank on your own or with a guided tour.
Information about the day’s schedule can be found here.
Below are some photographs I took of Myddelton this summer with my iPhone. It is truly a magical place and I can’t wait to here more about it from Andrew.