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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Enjoy an early spring day in the Azalea Woods. Susan Sibley, garden horticulturist, will be your guide as you witness the garden come to life with bluebells, trilliums, and windflowers. 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, April 6, 2016 The Winterthur greenhouses continued to operate after Mr. du Pont’s death, growing many of the same crops he used to decorate the conservatories, period rooms in the museum, Visitor Center, and special events. Marlin Dise, superintendent, Farm & Environmental Horticulture, and Patti Pleva, plant records manager, both spent the early years […]

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October 7, 2015 Join us on some trails to add to your walking options as you explore the Winterthur estate. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear as some of the terrain is uneven. 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 […]

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The Winterthur interns along with garden staff embarked on a two day trip, highlighting some gardens in New York.  Laura Swain, Natural Lands Intern wrote about their experience: After what seemed like an eternity driving in circles around The High Line, we finally found a garage that would accommodate our twelve-passenger van. Welcome to New York!   […]

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The white arrow tour that winds visitors through the garden in the spring has a summer twist to it.  The directional arrows have changed to a seasonal yellow color and now lead visitors through the wider estate to experience the dynamic habitat of our meadows. The meadows at Winterthur are part of the rolling landscape […]

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Garden Glimpses

Garden Glimpse Video Visit now to see the March Bank in full bloom. The oldest surviving garden area at Winterthur, H. F. du Pont began the Bank in 1902 and by the 1940s had planted thousands of snowdrops, snowflakes, crocus, squill, and glory-of-the-snow.  A late spring this year means that you can still enjoy the show! View our […]

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October 22, 2014 – Join our garden guide, Mike Rausch, to learn the ins and outs of taking your tropical plants that have been sitting outside all summer and bringing them indoors for the winter. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at […]

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October 15, 2014 – UD researchers will provide an update on the  research done on both Winterthur’s and nearby development Applecross’s ecosystems. Learn how different landscapes provide varied ecosystems and how we can improve landscape installation and management for beauty and the environment. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of […]

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October 8, 2014 – Winter winds will soon blow through our gardens. How might we use berries, bark, foliage, and flowers to enliven our landscapes? Consider stunning native plants, early-blooming bulbs, and ornamentals. Share your experiences and get new ideas while walking with Karen Steenhoek, assistant curator of garden interpretation, today as she takes us through the garden and […]

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September 24, 2014 – Ferns are a wonderful addition to the woodland garden, offering a variety of heights, textures, and colors. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, today on a stroll to discover a dozen of our best. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide […]

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