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Garden Insider: What’s a Folly? Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – 11:30 am – Rotunda* In 2018 the Winterthur Garden will be hosting its first outdoor exhibition, entitled “Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden.” Not sure just what that will look like? Join Carol Long, Curator of the Garden, to find out more. “Garden Insider” is […]

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Garden Insider: Discover Winterthur’s Past in Enchanted Woods Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Remnants of Winterthur’s past, including architectural fragments, columns, and gates, are found throughout Enchanted Woods.  Join horticulturist Suzanne French to discover how these elements were masterfully used in the creation of one of this country’s […]

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Garden Insider: Destination—Quarry Garden Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center H.F. du Pont found a creative way to re-purpose a once active rock quarry on the Estate into one of Winterthur’s most unique garden areas. Join horticulturist Jim Pirhalla for a walk to the Quarry Garden, where you will […]

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For those of us who love and admire this well-known pair of statues in the Winterthur Garden, it is a delight to see how they inspire others beyond Winterthur and even beyond the garden realm. Check out the recent musings of an assistant editor from The Washington Papers at the University of Virginia: http://gwpapers.virginia.edu/the-washingtons-at-winterthur. You may never look […]

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Garden Design Duo—H.F. du Pont and Marian Cruger Coffin Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Henry Francis du Pont’s earliest collaboration in building his Museum was with Bertha King Benkard, and in his Garden his chosen design partner was Marian Cruger Coffin, one of America’s first female landscape architects. […]

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