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2017 HPS March Into Spring Conf Brochure

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Attention Winterthur members! Come join Director of Garden & Estate Chris Strand this Saturday, February 11 at 1:00 pm for a garden walk focusing on winter color in the garden and the very first flowers of the year! Walk leaves from the Picnic House at the far end of the Visitor Parking Lot. Come a […]

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Snow

Thursday’s storm left Winterthur bedecked with white, tracing every branch and tree trunk with a skeleton of snow. Check out these views in Chandler Woods, near the Golf Course, and at the back of Azalea Woods — all accessible thanks to the Garden Department’s around-the-clock efforts!

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By Frank Quinnette One of the cool things about starting my work day early is that I often get to see the sun come up. It is quite a sight for sure and the pictures I’ve added can’t do justice to the beauty. As a member of Winterthur, you can come take a walk or […]

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The First Blooms of the Year

Last Sunday, as January was winding to a close, I took a stroll along the March Bank in honor of the Winterthur Garden’s creator, Henry Francis du Pont. His usual “Bank to Bend” walk (from the March Bank to Magnolia Bend) was always in search of the year’s first blooms, and indeed I was very much […]

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Winter Isn’t Over Yet!

By Frank Quinnette Like me, if you’re craving some significant snow, you’re probably disappointed at what we’ve had so far. The long range forecast doesn’t look too promising, either. So, as a reminder of what we still may get, here are some pictures of what we were doing here at Winterthur at the end of […]

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The best part of photographing this Chinese witch-hazel was enjoying its wonderful sweet fragrance.  This one is Hamamelis mollis ‘ Wisley Supreme’.    Its name is derived from the fact that it originated at Wisley Garden, the flagship garden of the Royal Horticultural Society.  Be sure to walk by the patio of our Visitor Center to enjoy these.   Join us for our Bank to […]

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Snowdrops are coming!

The March Bank looks quiet from a distance. But take a closer look and you’ll discover many early snowdrops beginning to flower. These are Galanthus elwesii, the giant snowdrop. Notice how the leaves are wrapped around each other at the base and the two green markings on the inner petals.  

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Anne McNally recently began her position as one of Winterthur’s Livestock Volunteers.  She’s been able to get up close and personal with our seven Boer goats and Greenbank Mill’s four heritage breed sheep.  Check out what she has to say about her experience so far, and some of her lovely photos capturing the spirit of […]

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Thanks to Linda Bailey, Winterthur’s Natural Lands Technician, for contributing this blog post and lending her keen eye for both the landscape and photography! As the trees reach their peak color in the Brandywine Valley, Winterthur is a must-see for those who enjoy the spectacle of autumn foliage (and who doesn’t?!). Winterthur is known for […]

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