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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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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Ever wonder what those green wires are running up into some of Winterthur’s largest and most prized trees? Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he shares his knowledge on lightning protection. He will discuss when protection is a good idea to install, how it is installed, and the importance […]

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 In a time where children spend more time indoors, it is imperative to get the next generation outside. Join Winterthur horticulturists, Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano, who will provide ideas, activities, and inspiration to get the kids away from the iPad and into the garden. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and […]

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