Posts Tagged ‘children’s garden’

WINTERTHUR BLOOM REPORT #26  October 7, 2020 73F, sunny   +: Abundant fbb: Flower-bud breaking b: Some bl fb: Full Bloom pf: Petals falling/drying pb: Past bloom (few remain) ber: Berries, fruits Check these out:   Brilliant: The crabapple (Malus species and varieties) fruits are sparkling like fine red art glass at the edge of […]

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The Faerie Cottage in Enchanted Woods is a magical place!  The cottage is nestled in the shade of towering oak, beech, and tulip trees.  Located in the heart of our 3-acre children’s garden the cottage is loved by all.  Its stone walls, thatched roof, and mighty timbers have hosted the imaginative play of children for […]

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Wednesday, June 29, 2016 In a time where children spend more time indoors, it is imperative to get the next generation outside. Join Winterthur horticulturists, Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano, who will provide ideas, activities, and inspiration to get the kids away from the iPad and into the garden. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and […]

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Enchanted Summer Day is Saturday June 18th ♦ 11am – 3pm   Celebrate the beginning of summer in our award-winning children’s garden!  Enjoy music, magic, stories, crafts, face-painting, and ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery.  It’s sure to be a fun-filled day for the whole family, rain or shine.     Here’s the Winterthur Web site page […]

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April 30, 2014 – Join garden guides Terry Colonna and Fair Bauernschmidt for a fascinating tour of the Enchanted Woods.  Learn how the design evolved, study the construction of each garden feature, identify the plant materials and hear their related fairy folk lore. Walks last 45-60 minutes.   Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks […]

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New and improved eggs have made their way to the Bird’s Nest feature in Enchanted Woods. These eggs have been turned by the skillful hands of our volunteer Roy Tedesco from the wood of Paulownia tomentosa or princess tree, an appropriately named tree for a make-believe faerie garden. This tree species is found in the nearby […]

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Ok—well, we really are still in winter but for the most part you would not know.  With multiple days in the 40’s and 50’s there is lot of activity in the horticultural world.  Early flowering shrubs such as fragrant honeysuckle (Lonicera fragrantissima), witchhazel (Hamamelis vernalis) and winter jasmine (Jasminum nudiflorum) are in blossom and the […]

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Horticulturist Jim Pirhalla writes about one of our lesser known trees: One of the definitions of chestnut I have found is “a stale joke”.   Another is “something, as a story, lacking freshness or originality”.  Perhaps I should put down the dictionary before it’s too late.  The chestnut that I would like to refer to in this […]

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Jim Pirhalla, horticulturist for the Sundial Garden and the Pinetum writes:  This year is the first year, at least that I am aware of, that a pair of hawks has nested in Winterthur’s Pinetum during the decade or so that it has been under my care; the particular breed of hawk being the Cooper’s hawk. The […]

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There are two new volunteer opportunities for those interested in helping with the Children’s Vegetable Garden and the Farmstand. Children’s Vegetable Garden We will be scheduling some evening work sessions in the Children’s Vegetable Garden to help the kids keep up with weeding and watering and to keep the area looking beautiful. Evening sessions will be […]

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