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Putting the Historic Garden on the Map Wednesday, May 3, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Thanks to a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Winterthur Garden staff are busy at work inventorying and mapping the woody plants in the Winterthur Garden, updating plant records, and geo-referencing key […]

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Sometimes it feels like a waterslide of color… @winterthurmuse A post shared by Winterthur Garden (@winterthurbloom) on May 1, 2017 at 7:12pm PDT Drifts of color… @winterthurmuse A post shared by Winterthur Garden (@winterthurbloom) on May 1, 2017 at 7:10pm PDT  

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Garden Design Duo—H.F. du Pont and Marian Cruger Coffin Wednesday, April 26, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Henry Francis du Pont’s earliest collaboration in building his Museum was with Bertha King Benkard, and in his Garden his chosen design partner was Marian Cruger Coffin, one of America’s first female landscape architects. […]

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Winterthur and Delaware’s Pollinator Protection Plan Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Pollinators are a key component of U.S. agriculture, but sadly they are facing multiple stresses including parasites, pesticide exposure, and habitat loss. Thalia Pappas, of the Delaware Department of Agriculture, will describe Delaware’s “Managed Pollinator Protection Plan,” […]

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In the time of much “gardening bling” it is easy to overlook some of the subtler beauty that is awakening at the same time. A bright red tulip, a show-stopping yellow forsythia mass, or the lush pastel fluff of a cherry tree in full flower is likely to grab anyone’s attention but surrounding that is […]

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As Brandywine gardeners we are truly lucky to be surrounded by so many great horticultural organizations. I thought it might be useful to have a simple, shorthand guide to plant sales in the area to help you plan your weekend purchasing. If I have missed a sale, please send me a comment. APRIL Saturday, April 22 […]

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The March Bank—A  Horticultural Treasure The March Bank in all its glory is a stunning display of flowering bulbs and wild nature in harmony. Join horticulturist Amy Bloom-Mountz for a walk to the March Bank and learn about the significance of its abundant, eye-catching flora. “Garden Insider” is a new name for a longstanding Winterthur tradition […]

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Color in the Early Spring Garden Take an early spring walk through the Winterhazel Garden with horticulturist Michelle Stapleford.  Discover the beauty of cool, yellow-green winterhazels mixed with the warm lavender of early rhododendrons – a striking color combination that was among Mr. du Pont’s favorites! “Garden Insider” is a new name for a longstanding Winterthur […]

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While placing out the white arrows for our annual directional tour through the Winterthur Garden, I met up with several guests and the conversation did not change; it was focused on what flowers got hit and what made it through the cold temperatures unscathed. Comparisons along the same line were made between home gardens and […]

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