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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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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 Enliven your home with the beauty of autumn. Meredith Graves, coordinator of the Winterthur flower program, will demonstrate how to use end-of-season plant material from your garden to add unique interest to your autumnal arrangements and displays. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening […]

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Colors of fall come and go differently each year. Join Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, on a walk to see the crème de la crème of the day. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am […]

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Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Winterthur was once a model farm that embraced groundbreaking agricultural research and cattle breeding.  Join Winterthur Garden guide Debra Shedrick to explore what it was like to run such a farm at the highest levels of American society in the first half of the 20th century— an endeavor that resulted in the […]

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016 Join Assistant Conservator Lauren Fair and Estate Supervisor Rob Plankinton for a walking tour and discussion about Winterthur’s garden objects. They will be discussing current, future, and completed projects along with conservation practices. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin […]

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Our summer interns have gone for the season; back to their respective schools or onto the next phase of their lives. Sometimes they will visit, giving us updates about what has been going on after their summer at Winterthur and other times they might return for other reasons, like a marriage proposal.  Such is the case with this story. […]

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016 As fall brings a variety of color, take a walk with Linda Bailey, natural lands technician, 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. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks […]

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Join garden horticulturists, Suzanne French and Jessica Tsakiris, to learn how to gather natural materials in order to create whimsical arrangements. 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). Included […]

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