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The garden staff at Winterthur are busy preparing for the spring with hundreds of new azaleas going into Azalea Woods. Linda Eirhart writes: The garden just received in over 200 azaleas that had been propagated from our garden. Many, if not most of our azaleas are not commercially available so we contract with a local grower to […]

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KidsGrow Garden Update

I had the chance to walk with Chris Strand through the KidsGrow children’s garden last week. I was fascinated to see an ornamental cotton in bloom and in seed.Here’s a follow-up to Chris’ August article about what is planted in the KidsGrow garden near the Brown Horticulture Learning Center.   http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/2012/08/02/whats-flowering-in-the-kids-garden-this-year/  Note: some of these plants will be […]

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Ever wonder how to read Winterthur’s plant tags? You’ll find them on most “woody” plants and a few on stakes near herbaceous plants. (Herbaceous plants are ones that generally die to the ground each winter.) First line: a “common” name for the plant Second line: the plant’s name in Latin – the “scientific” name Third […]

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The Winterthur estate offers many beautiful places to picnic. Below are the answers to several “Frequently Asked Questions” about picnicking on the grounds. In general the responses below follow the golden rule and were developed to ensure that all guests at Winterthur have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Winterthur garden. We welcome […]

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H. F. du Pont and generations of his family enjoyed walking the Winterthur estate. Today, Members, visitors, and staff all take advantage of the estate’s roads and walkways to experience nature up close and on foot. We encourage you to walk the estate and enjoy the garden, meadows, and woodlands throughout the seasons. The following […]

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