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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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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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Hooray for Mother’s Day weekend at Winterthur!  The weather will be fabulous and the garden beautiful. This might be a good weekend to walk in the garden before or after your house or garden tram tour. Why? The areas of most beauty, the Quarry Garden and the Peony Garden are not accessed by the garden […]

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Today around mid-day I walked from the visitor center, through the stone tunnel, into Azalea Woods, past the Peony Garden, and to the museum.  So much color right now! Azaleas and Rhododendrons all around: Peony Garden, Lower March Bank, Enchanted Woods, Azalea Woods Peonies opening in the Peony Garden, both tree and herbaceous types Spanish bluebells […]

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  To many people who have visited Winterthur, the name means azaleas. And indeed, azaleas are the most widely used plants at Winterthur, for they are spectacular in color and excellent in foliage and habit. They are planted throughout the gardens, but one section is truly theirs – the “Azalea Woods.” …It was here that […]

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Frank Quinnette writes:   I don’t usually use this word for horticulturists at Winterthur. I think it can bring to mind a misinterpretation of what we do here in the garden. But in Susan’s case the basic definition of the word fits to everything she does in Azalea Woods. Care Taker.   With eight (count […]

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Do you find the Winterthur Garden hard to navigate?  Unsure where the path may lead you?  Is the newly emerging foliage obscuring your view of the Museum (the main referencing point when out “in the wild”)?  Well fear no more! The white arrows have made their return and just in time to celebrate the glorious […]

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On May 6th, Martha Stewart featured Winterthur’s azaleas on her television program. Our own garden staff member, Linda, was interviewed about the display in Azalea Woods and Tom Savage was asked about the museum and its collection. The timing was just right, as the display of azaleas and rhododendrons have been spectacular this last week.

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On the way home from work yesterday—during one of our brief respites from rain—I must have seen or heard a half dozen mowers buzzing (mine being one) as folks frantically tried to play catch up with their ever-growing lawns. Late April rain followed by several 90 degree days followed by even more rain has made […]

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