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What better way to utilize an “extra day”–Leap Day–than to take a moment to see how the Winterthur Garden is waking up. The intent was to go right to the March Bank because that is the main display at this time of year but I was lured by other flowers along the way. Here is how the […]

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October 21, 2015 Join horticulturists Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano on a walking tour of four of their favorite fall-blooming shrubs. They will discuss the seasonal interest, maintenance, and plant placements of these seasonally unique plants. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events […]

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September 23, 2015 As fall brings a variety of color, take a walk on the field pathways to enjoy the asters and goldenrod varieties and observe the wildlife that inhabit these areas. Please wear hiking shoes and bring a camera. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range […]

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  Last week, I noticed horticulturist Michelle S busily planting tulips in the (very!) raised bed near the entrance to the Brown Horticulture Learning Center.  She said she was planting ‘Pink Impression’ tulips for an improved spring display, adding to tulips planted in previous years. Maybe a warm day like today would be a good […]

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October 29, 2014 – Use end-of-season plant material to add unique interest to your autumnal arrangements and displays by arranging with dried materials. Walks last 45–60 minutes. 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 April through October (except August). Wednesdays at […]

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October 22, 2014 – Join our garden guide, Mike Rausch, to learn the ins and outs of taking your tropical plants that have been sitting outside all summer and bringing them indoors for the winter. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at […]

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October 15, 2014 – UD researchers will provide an update on the  research done on both Winterthur’s and nearby development Applecross’s ecosystems. Learn how different landscapes provide varied ecosystems and how we can improve landscape installation and management for beauty and the environment. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of […]

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October 8, 2014 – Winter winds will soon blow through our gardens. How might we use berries, bark, foliage, and flowers to enliven our landscapes? Consider stunning native plants, early-blooming bulbs, and ornamentals. Share your experiences and get new ideas while walking with Karen Steenhoek, assistant curator of garden interpretation, today as she takes us through the garden and […]

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September 3, 2014 – Our Wednesdays at Winterthur program returns today from its August hiatus. Join us at 11:30 at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. It has been well documented that many plants commonly used in landscaping and gardens are non-native and invasive. They can cause a lot of detrimental effects to our fragile natural landscapes.  Fear not! There are […]

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June 11, 2014 – Hard to tell whether you have any grass in your lawn? Garden Guide Ted Lewis will teach you what the effective control of lawn weeds requires.  He will tell you how to evaluate the health and fertility of the soil and will cover weed identification, controls, and best lawn management practices. […]

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