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Something is brewing in the Winterthur Garden as is evident by a strange mirrored structure at the edge of the Pinetum. Follies. This may not be a word used much in the American lexicon but you probably know the concept. The following definition about sums it up: Architecture. A whimsical or extravagant structure built to […]

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Join Winterthur horticulturist David Schurr, as he welcomes the true movers and shakers of the Winterthur Garden—the summer garden interns. Hear firsthand accounts of what a summer is like living and working on an American treasure. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. […]

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016 From seeps/springs to flowing streams and ponds, join Marlin Dise,  superintendent, Farm & Environmental Horticulture, to learn more about the useful and aesthetic qualities of Winterthur’s surface water. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from […]

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Ever wonder what those green wires are running up into some of Winterthur’s largest and most prized trees? Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he shares his knowledge on lightning protection. He will discuss when protection is a good idea to install, how it is installed, and the importance […]

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 For over a decade, wood turner Ron Brown has been transforming wood salvaged from fallen Winterthur trees into exquisite pieces of functional art. The bowls, vases, and various other woodenware he crafts are displayed and available for purchase at Winterthur’s Museum Store. Demonstrating with a tabletop lathe, Ron will offer an […]

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 In a time where children spend more time indoors, it is imperative to get the next generation outside. Join Winterthur horticulturists, Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano, who will provide ideas, activities, and inspiration to get the kids away from the iPad and into the garden. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and […]

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Learn some new tips and old tricks for photographically capturing the beauty of a garden. Jeannette Lindvig will kick-start your passion for photographing flowers and nature. Join her as she introduces you to the joys of digital garden photography with a talk at the Brown Horticultural Center followed by a walk in […]

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Pauline Myers, Winterthur Garden volunteer and Penn State master gardener, will discuss butterflies—beautiful, mobile parts of the garden. We’ll review the life cycle of butterflies, see photos of some that visit the Winterthur Garden, and learn about how the garden supports these magnificent, living works of “garden art.” Join us for demonstrations, […]

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Maintaining the wonderful tree canopy at Winterthur can be a “tall” order! The right tools and techniques give the Winterthur arborists the advantage in the maintenance battle! Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he presents a behind-the-scenes view into the tools and techniques that he uses on a […]

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Many private estates issued postcards during the 20th century including Winterthur. Join Jim Pirhalla, garden horticulturist, as he shares commentary on his collection of vintage Winterthur postcards depicting images of both the garden and museum. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These […]

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