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The evening was a great success with a delightful tour by Jeff Groff. The food was creative and the drinks were refreshing – our compliments to our restaurant staff. Thanks to all who attended and especially to Jeff for his insights on estate history. The Garden staff have come up with a new way to […]

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Acres of Azaleas

In 1917, H.F. du Pont bought a few kurume azaleas, flowers unseen, from Cottage Gardens on Long Island. He had his staff propagate them and now hundreds of azlaeas are coloring the garden in whites, pinks, reds, and lavenders.

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Exploring Stowe

We are very excited to be hosting a lecture on Saturday, April 20, on the famous English garden, Stowe. Matt Rader, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society will present, “Learning to See and Explore at Stowe” from 1:00–2:00 pm in the Copeland Lecture Hall. Matt will discuss his experiences learning to see the landscape as […]

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Join us on Saturday, April 13, and celebrate the beauty of the daffodil while enjoying Winterthur’s amazing daffodil display! Henry Francis du Pont used his collector’s eye in assembling his collection of hundreds of heirloom daffodil bulbs arranged in cloud-like drifts on Sycamore Hill. The day’s events will include tours, kids’ crafts, and a children’s […]

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Kokedama

I learned a new word… kokedama is a Japanese word meaning ‘moss ball’ and is a creative way of growing specimen bulbs and other plants. Our Floral Coordinator, Heidi Militana, is going to show us all how to make one of these unique little bundles of plants in her new series on flower arranging called […]

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March Bank has the Blues

Today was overcast but the brilliant blue of the March Bank and daffodils brightened the day. Join us this weekend or coming week to enjoy the blues.

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Bank to Bend Approaching

Saturday, March 9 – Lecture: 11:00 am, Copeland Lecture Hall (1 hour); Garden Tour: 1:00 pm, begin at Visitor Center Patio (90 minutes); Self-guided Tour of March Bank: all day, begin at Visitor Center Patio Join us as the snow begins to melt and celebrate the early bulb display of the March Bank at Winterthur […]

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Whatever illusion I had about understanding the weather has been dashed in the past year.  Between the recent temperature swings and the “need to build an ark” with our record-breaking rainfall has set my confidence in my weather predicting out the window.  Weather has never been predictable but our norms and trends now seem to be setting their […]

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This winter, while Winterthur is closed, we are trying something new. We are offering a class, taught by our beekeeper Chris Biondi that will finish in time for participants to start their own hives. The details are below and we hope that a host of members, staff, volunteers, and the general public will be interested! Beekeeping […]

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Galanthus Gift

This post was contributed by Eileen Scheck, Assistant Curator of Garden Education. Here she describes a walk in the Winterthur Garden a couple days after Christmas. A much-needed break from the frantic frenzy of the holiday season led me out into the garden. Along the March Walk I spotted dabs of bright white standing out […]

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