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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 For over a decade, wood turner Ron Brown has been transforming wood salvaged from fallen Winterthur trees into exquisite pieces of functional art. The bowls, vases, and various other woodenware he crafts are displayed and available for purchase at Winterthur’s Museum Store. Demonstrating with a tabletop lathe, Ron will offer an […]

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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 8, 2016 Maintaining the wonderful tree canopy at Winterthur can be a “tall” order! The right tools and techniques give the Winterthur arborists the advantage in the maintenance battle! Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he presents a behind-the-scenes view into the tools and techniques that he uses on a […]

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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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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Join Winterthur garden guides, Candy Dunson and Susan Smith-Habelow, for a walk to explore the garden where Henry Francis du Pont once had his personal golf course. Visit the caddy stand and other areas of his original course. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of […]

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 From trilliums and toadshades to bluebells and merrybells, the wildflowers of spring are taking center stage at Winterthur. How is such a perfect symphony of color, texture, and form orchestrated in this otherwise “wild” garden? Join Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden & Estate, for a spring walk through Azalea Woods, where you will hear more about the management principles and […]

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