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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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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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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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What better way to utilize an “extra day”–Leap Day–than to take a moment to see how the Winterthur Garden is waking up. The intent was to go right to the March Bank because that is the main display at this time of year but I was lured by other flowers along the way. Here is how the […]

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May 6, 2015 Enjoy an easy stroll through Azalea Woods looking at Kurume azaleas in bloom and learn a little of the history of how they came to Winterthur. 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 […]

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April 16, 2014 – 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, Trillium, and Windflowers. 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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Question to Susan S., the horticulturist of Azalea Woods:  When will the azaleas peak? Our best guess:  May 3-12 Susan elaborates: The Kurume azaleas are showing quite a bit of color. I think most will start to open as this week progresses, with a lot of color by this weekend. The azaleas on the back […]

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A crane made its way into the heart of Azalea Woods this winter to remove a tulip poplar tree whose structure was compromised after Sandy came through.  Winterthur fared well in that storm by the way, but there were a few arboreal casualties.  Tulip poplars are not rare in Azalea Woods or on the property […]

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If I had a dime for every time I hear “So what do you guys do in the winter?” I would be writing this blog from my own private tropical island somewhere.  OK—maybe not a tropical island as I am not too fond of the heat; how about a snowy New England hilltop?  Regardless, you […]

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The garden staff at Winterthur are busy preparing for the spring with hundreds of new azaleas going into Azalea Woods. Linda Eirhart writes: The garden just received in over 200 azaleas that had been propagated from our garden. Many, if not most of our azaleas are not commercially available so we contract with a local grower to […]

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