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This weekend I put together a simple hike of about 3 miles that took me through Nursery Woods, where some of our most severe storm damage is on display, up through Chandler Woods. The hike is moderate with a little challenge at the Reservoir as you climb up the hill to the meadow. There should […]

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On Saturday this last weekend I tried linking together a number of Winterthur’s paths – this resulted in a 6.9 mile hike through woodlands and meadows. The weather was clearing and, despite the humidity, there was a breeze. I have posted the trail to AllTrails for those who would like to try it (see below […]

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Added this quick video of the hike…   This week I chose another trail that takes you in and out of shaded woodland, with an opportunity to see one of our most striking meadows and an absolutely huge tulip poplar. Once again, I linked two trails – Armor Farm and Chandler Woods – to create […]

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  As many of you have discovered, Winterthur has several miles of walking trails worth exploring. With close to 1,000 acres available for guests and members to walk, there is so much to discover, photograph, and enjoy on the estate. I recently chose to hike two of our trails, linking them together to create a […]

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It has been wonderful to see our members back, once again, walking the garden. Each day we learn a little more about how best to provide access while managing the needs for physical distancing and hygiene. We thank you for your patience! Some of you have discovered our recently published trail map, that provides an […]

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The Winterthur Garden is in full swing, with glory-of-the-snow and squill painting the March Bank blue. You may be wondering, can I walk the Garden? Is Winterthur open? Winterthur is committed to our Wilmington community, and as such, we are keeping the Garden open. But to prevent the spread of COVID-19 all buildings are closed […]

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The evening was a great success with a delightful tour by Jeff Groff. The food was creative and the drinks were refreshing – our compliments to our restaurant staff. Thanks to all who attended and especially to Jeff for his insights on estate history. The Garden staff have come up with a new way to […]

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