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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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Wednesday, June 22, 2016 Learn some new tips and old tricks for photographically capturing the beauty of a garden. Jeannette Lindvig will kick-start your passion for photographing flowers and nature. Join her as she introduces you to the joys of digital garden photography with a talk at the Brown Horticultural Center followed by a walk in […]

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016 Pauline Myers, Winterthur Garden volunteer and Penn State master gardener, will discuss butterflies—beautiful, mobile parts of the garden. We’ll review the life cycle of butterflies, see photos of some that visit the Winterthur Garden, and learn about how the garden supports these magnificent, living works of “garden art.” Join us for demonstrations, […]

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Wednesday, June 1, 2016 Many private estates issued postcards during the 20th century including Winterthur. Join Jim Pirhalla, garden horticulturist, as he shares commentary on his collection of vintage Winterthur postcards depicting images of both the garden and museum. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These […]

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 Hundreds of different ferns can be grown in our gardens. They range in height from inches to four feet, range in variety from evergreen to deciduous, and range in color from basic green to shades of silver and red. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, on a stroll […]

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016 Explore the care and maintenance of Winterthur’s herbaceous and tree peonies. Take a walk through the Peony Garden and see the collection as well as some of A. P. Saunders’s hybrids. Michelle Stapleford, garden horticulturist, will be your guide. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range […]

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Wednesday, May 11, 2016 It has been 99 years since Mr. du Pont purchased his first Kurume azaleas. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, on an easy stroll through Azalea Woods to enjoy their beauty and learn more about their history at Winterthur. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks […]

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Wednesday, May 4, 2016 There is a wealth of bulbs beyond daffodils and tulips that can be used to extend seasonal color in the garden. Join Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden & Estate, to learn more about selecting, growing, and using minor bulbs in your garden. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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Well, true to form, Mother Nature is keeping us hopping once again!  Instead of the (typical) 2nd week in May–Mother’s Day–being our main azalea display, we are having a “May in April year”.  If you have been waiting to see the azaleas then come on by and see them.  It can not be predicted how long they […]

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