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  Those fairies and gnomes have been at it again, this time changing the location of the garden tram stop in Enchanted Woods. Why, you may ask? * so there’s a shady spot for a bench, in case you’re waiting for the tram * so your toes aren’t in muddy soil while you enjoy the […]

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An area of the garden will be getting a little fall facelift in the upcoming weeks.  Starting on October 14th and ending the 24th, weather permitting (we use this fallback excuse in the garden all the time), Page Excavating Company will be resurfacing Quarry Lane.   Across the street, our trusty thatcher William Cahill of Custom […]

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Lois Stoehr, associate curator of education, writes: Bring your children, your children’s children, your neighbor’s children, or any other kids you happen to know to Enchanted Summer Day, which takes place this Saturday (the 15th) from 11:00 to 3:00.  Enjoy music, magic, stories, crafts, face-painting, and ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery.  The weather looks great for […]

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Re-working a giant bird’s nest is probably not on most arborist’s “to-do” list, but Winterthur’s arborists, John Salata and Kevin Braun, are up to the task. Every other year, they disassemble the bird’s nest in Enchanted Woods, gather new materials, and weave a new bird’s nest.  John and Kevin started the work last week and have […]

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This morning we held a training session for guides who interpret Enchanted Woods, either from the garden tram, on garden walks, or during school garden programs. What a day to be in the Winterthur Garden! We learned from Terry Colonna, specialist garden guides, about the plants and planning of Enchanted Woods.   We looked at […]

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Outside Fun All Summer! Stretch your legs and your imaginations! Explore the 60 acres of delightful naturalistic garden created and envisioned by the museum’s founder Henry Francis du Pont. You’ll be sure to find special spots that delight each member of your family in any season. Take a stroll along the garden and woodland paths […]

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New and improved eggs have made their way to the Bird’s Nest feature in Enchanted Woods. These eggs have been turned by the skillful hands of our volunteer Roy Tedesco from the wood of Paulownia tomentosa or princess tree, an appropriately named tree for a make-believe faerie garden. This tree species is found in the nearby […]

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The woodland fairies have been busy in Enchanted Woods, preparing for spring.  Who knew trolls were expert at metal work?  Take a look at the beautiful railing on the Troll Bridge: A new wooden ramp is underway for the Bird’s Nest. Soon, little feet will flutter up the ramp, bringing worms to waiting birdies. Lark, the […]

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The Winterthur Garden is known for many things; azaleas, bulb displays, artistic spring flowering combinations. All of these elements are placed within a framework of a magnificent tree canopy.  Walking through the woods, especially this time of year, one cannot help but take notice of the enormous trunks of trees and the canopies that tower […]

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From Linda Eirhart: A touch of the old world visited Winterthur on Friday, November 5th.  William Cahill, originally from County Galway, Ireland returned to Enchanted Woods to check the thatching on the Tulip Tree House and the Faerie Cottage.  A master thatcher who apprenticed for five years in Ireland, Mr. Cahill thatched our Tulip Tree House in […]

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