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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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October 21, 2015 Join horticulturists Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano on a walking tour of four of their favorite fall-blooming shrubs. They will discuss the seasonal interest, maintenance, and plant placements of these seasonally unique plants. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events […]

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September 23, 2015 As fall brings a variety of color, take a walk 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. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range […]

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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 9, 2014 – Enjoy summer’s last blooms with Garden Horticulturist Suzanne French.  Join her on Wednesday, September 10, for a walk to the Quarry, where red, purple, white and yellow flowers mingle beautifully in the bog. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These […]

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Be sure to explore The Winterthur Garden this week. The Japanese maple at Magnolia Bend is in full fall color. It has been described it as “electric.”  Also, its fun to see the autumn bronze color of the dawn redwoods in early November. Love the way the spiraea in the Sundial Garden echo its needle color. […]

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As Summer Turns to Fall

Yesterday, I came across a paragraph in “Winterthur in Bloom” by Harold Bruce that seems appropriate for early September. The book was written in 1968 with forward by Henry Francis du Pont. I especially enjoy studying the photographs to see what the Winterthur Garden looked like 40 years ago. On page 167, the chapter on Autumn […]

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Fall’s Light

This time of year it is imperative to keep a camera at the ready. The Winterthur Garden is exquisite in the fall, as the soft autumn light slants across the garden creating dramatic shadows. Grab your camera and come to the garden to capture fall’s light. Then, share your best photos with us on our Flickr site!

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This year I have really focused on putting my garden to bed efficiently. Despite the rain I have taken advantage of every break in the weather to run out and mow, cut back plants, and turn over beds. I can honestly say that I have not raked a single leaf this year, and my garden […]

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