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As we celebrate today’s opening of the Yuletide season, here is a backward glance to this past summer and the fascinating work that was happening on one of Winterthur’s most iconic trees — the famous “Dried Flower Tree”!  Winterthur Flower Program Coordinator Heidi Militana offers us this special behind-the-scenes glimpse, demonstrating that great things can […]

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Into the World of Land Art

Last Wednesday was a perfect fall day in the Winterthur Garden — sunny, crisp, and with that little autumn “tang” in the air. Fortunately, it provided a golden opportunity to explore a venture that will debut in the fall of 2018: Land Art, or Nature Art, or Garden Art. Whatever we wind up calling this […]

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The Winterthur Garden is busy preparing for its first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden, opening April 1, 2018. We are creating 7 new follies, or garden structures, that one might find in an historic landscape. These new features will be threaded between the follies that H. F. du Pont placed in his […]

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9/9/2017 – Garden Architecture & Sunset from the Train Station [re-scheduled] Due to a rescheduling, we will have two Director’s Garden Walks with Director of Garden and Estate Chris Strand this Saturday. The first one, 1:00–2:30 pm, features garden architecture and water features. The second is a sunset walk to Winterthur’s train station, which was originally […]

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The following was written by Garden & Estate Intern Emma Relei.  ~~~ Early every Saturday morning, families begin to roll up to the Brown Horticulture Learning Center at Winterthur. In front of the building, bordered by billowing catmint and a row of vintage greenhouses, over 40 garden beds lay bursting with life. Despite the early […]

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Unless you have totally unplugged from the world (which is doubtful if you are reading this blog!) we all either witnessed with our own (protected) eyes or saw images through the media of our recent phenomenon of the total—or in our case partial—eclipse. It occurred on Monday, which is a day that we are closed […]

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Rainbows Over Winterthur

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Inside the Interns’ Garden July 26, 2017 | 11:30 am | Brown Horticulture Learning Center Winterthur’s horticulture interns share about their behind-the-scenes experiences in the Winterthur Garden in this conversational-style presentation, one that has become an annual tradition! This year, come hear about some of the unique projects and research that the interns have been […]

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Colorful Clues

In Living Color: Winterthur’s Lost Garden Through Autochrome Photography July 19, 2017 | 11:30 am | Brown Horticulture Learning Center The Winterthur Library’s collection of autochromes, the first industrially produced color photographs, provides horticulturists with a valuable glimpse into Mr. du Pont’s early design aesthetic. In particular, their portrayal between 1910 and 1921 of a […]

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Gentleman Farmers and Estate Farm Buildings July 12, 2017 | 11:30 am | Brown Horticulture Learning Center H.F. du Pont was one of the most accomplished gentleman farmers of his day. In this presentation by Director of Interpretation and Estate Historian Jeff Groff, you will learn more about the history of this elite group of […]

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