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Lauren Fair, Assistant Objects Conservator and Adjunct Faculty in Art Conservation writes: Each winter, before Delaware gets its first bout of freezing temperatures, the Garden Department teams up with Conservation to ensure several of our more delicate sculptures are covered for the winter months. Enclosures consist of painted plywood boxes with four walls and a slanted […]

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October 28, 2015 Giving your home bit of interest for the fall isn’t that difficult at all.  Lois Lawton will use end-of season plant material from your garden to add unique interest to your autumnal arrangements and displays. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening […]

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October 14, 2015 Flowering quince (Chaenomeles sp.) are not only beautiful spring flowering plants but also prolific producers of fruit. Join Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, as she offers some “tips from the kitchen” on how to cook with this fruit. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering […]

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September 16, 2015 The vivid colors of flowers and leaves can be transferred onto paper by pounding them in order to release their natural dyes. Join horticulturists Suzanne French and Amy Bloom-Mountz to learn how to make beautiful botanical cards and prints by using this simple technique. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, […]

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September 2, 2015 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 for September second’s Wednesdays at Winterthur as Jeannette introduces you to the joys of digital garden photography, with a talk at the Brown Horticultural Center, […]

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October 29, 2014 – Use end-of-season plant material to add unique interest to your autumnal arrangements and displays by arranging with dried materials. Walks last 45–60 minutes. 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). Wednesdays at […]

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July 23, 2014 – Do you have a small area in your yard that you want to redesign? Maybe you need more privacy or your foundation planting needs help.  Drawing a garden plan is really very easy.  Amy Bloom-Mountz will show you how with a few measurements, and a pencil and paper. It is easy […]

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June 18, 2014 – Have you ever wondered how those wacky arborists get so high in the trees here at Winterthur and what are they doing? Kevin Braun, Winterthur’s Garden and Estate arborist will demonstrate techniques and talk about the different tools an arborist uses. Walks last 45-60 minutes.  Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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Great news! The gates have been crated and shipped to Chicago for repair. If all goes well, they will be back in place by May 1. Stay tuned!   Maggie Lidz, Winterthur’s Estate Historian writes:   One of the garden’s most notable landmark’s is absent this fall. Recently, the iron gate on the staircase niche […]

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Meredith Graves, Coordinator of Winterthur’s Flower Program writes:   On Thursday, March 27, the Brown Horticulture Center was filled with much creativity as Winterthur’s floral staff taught a program on creating planted baskets for the upcoming holidays. Here are a few pictures of the event.     Winterthur’s Floral Department is offering a wonderful array […]

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