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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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Be a Garden Volunteer!

Information Session on Volunteering in the Winterthur Garden March 31, 10:00–11:30 am  |  Brown Horticulture Learning Center Come learn about the many ways you can serve (and have fun!) in the Winterthur Garden. Led by Winterthur staff and current volunteers. Pre-registration required. Please call 800.448.3883. Free to Members and included with admission.  

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Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride

If one was ever to get whiplash from weather it would have been this past winter—or was it spring? No, it was the winter that was a spring then reminded us that it was winter again. A heart break for many of us was when magnolias, forsythia and quince were in flower—a month early—then blasted […]

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Calling the next generation of horticulturists! Do you have a passion for horticulture, appreciate history, and love to learn? Are you a college student or recent college graduate having completed six months or more of course work in horticulture (or a related field) and six months or more of horticultural work experience? If you are […]

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