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As the garden quietly edges toward summer, the white arrows that lead guests to the flowering highlights have been removed and stored away until next year. There is always something to see in the Winterthur Garden but the “sensory overload” of the spring is now replaced with lush greens and a more discerning eye to […]

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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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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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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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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 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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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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Wednesday, September 7, 2016 Heirloom tomatoes have become increasingly popular for many reasons but mainly because of their brilliant complex flavors. Join garden horticulturist Amy Bloom-Mountz in tasting and learning some of her favorite varieties grown right here at Winterthur. Pick your favorite and take seeds to grow at home. Join us for demonstrations, talks, […]

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