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Garden Insider: Discover Winterthur’s Past in Enchanted Woods Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Remnants of Winterthur’s past, including architectural fragments, columns, and gates, are found throughout Enchanted Woods.  Join horticulturist Suzanne French to discover how these elements were masterfully used in the creation of one of this country’s […]

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Tomorrow: Orient Express!

Garden Insider: Plants from China – A Living Museum Wednesday, May 24, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center From Winterthur’s famous dove tree, among the first of its kind to bloom in this country, to the often overlooked beauty, seven-son-flower, Chinese plants abound in the Winterthur Garden. On this walk with Winterthur […]

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Garden Insider: Destination—Quarry Garden Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center H.F. du Pont found a creative way to re-purpose a once active rock quarry on the Estate into one of Winterthur’s most unique garden areas. Join horticulturist Jim Pirhalla for a walk to the Quarry Garden, where you will […]

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This Saturday is going to be our annual Azaleas & Bluebells event, a celebration of the spectacular display of azaleas in Azalea Woods. Unfortunately, the weather – both the early spring and the rain forecast – has made it nearly impossible to celebrate. Nevertheless, if you are stalwart, intrepid, and dare-I-say daring, you will come […]

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Garden Insider: Amazing Azaleas—Getting to Know the Kurume Hybrids Wednesday, May 10, 2017 – 11:30 am – Brown Horticulture Learning Center Join horticulturist Susan Sibley for an easy stroll through Azalea Woods to examine the many beautiful examples of Kurume hybrid azaleas. Learn all about their history and see up-close the special color combinations that […]

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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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