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The Winterthur Garden is busy preparing for its first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden, opening April 1, 2018. We are creating 7 new follies, or garden structures, that one might find in an historic landscape. These new features will be threaded between the follies that H. F. du Pont placed in his […]

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The following was written by Garden & Estate Intern Emma Relei.  ~~~ Early every Saturday morning, families begin to roll up to the Brown Horticulture Learning Center at Winterthur. In front of the building, bordered by billowing catmint and a row of vintage greenhouses, over 40 garden beds lay bursting with life. Despite the early […]

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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: The Art of Beekeeping—Winterthur Style! Wednesday, June 7, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Join beekeeper Chris Biondi for a behind-the-scenes look at managing honeybees and honey production on the Winterthur Estate. Following the 30-minute presentation, guests are invited to take a hayride out to the hives to see beekeeping […]

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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: Amazing Azaleas—Getting to Know the Kurume Hybrids Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Join horticulturist Susan Sibley for an easy stroll through Azalea Woods to examine the many beautiful examples of Kurume hybrid azaleas. Learn all about their history and see up-close the special color combinations that […]

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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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The March Bank—A  Horticultural Treasure The March Bank in all its glory is a stunning display of flowering bulbs and wild nature in harmony. Join horticulturist Amy Bloom-Mountz for a walk to the March Bank and learn about the significance of its abundant, eye-catching flora. “Garden Insider” is a new name for a longstanding Winterthur tradition […]

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Color in the Early Spring Garden Take an early spring walk through the Winterhazel Garden with horticulturist Michelle Stapleford.  Discover the beauty of cool, yellow-green winterhazels mixed with the warm lavender of early rhododendrons – a striking color combination that was among Mr. du Pont’s favorites! “Garden Insider” is a new name for a longstanding Winterthur […]

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While placing out the white arrows for our annual directional tour through the Winterthur Garden, I met up with several guests and the conversation did not change; it was focused on what flowers got hit and what made it through the cold temperatures unscathed. Comparisons along the same line were made between home gardens and […]

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