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Something is brewing in the Winterthur Garden as is evident by a strange mirrored structure at the edge of the Pinetum. Follies. This may not be a word used much in the American lexicon but you probably know the concept. The following definition about sums it up: Architecture. A whimsical or extravagant structure built to […]

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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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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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There are numerous benefits to walking through a garden but there is arguably none better than capturing a moment like the setting sun illuminating a tree line, a unique cloud formation or catching a glimpse of wildlife. Here are some of those moments within the past week, sometimes taken when one might not think of inspiration […]

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It has been a long time in the making but the “ruins” path construction is completed in Enchanted Woods. The grass in the Gathering Green was only lush and inviting after consistent reseeding accompanied by little foot traffic; two things easily undone by a school group visit or two. After many failed attempts of keeping the green, green […]

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The work on the Gathering Green in Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods is developing. The blogpost from September 3rd laid the ground work out for this project and this post will highlight the progress thus far. The initial work entailed the removal of soil. This was done primarily by hand—either through digging with a shovel or through […]

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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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An area of the garden will be getting a little fall facelift in the upcoming weeks.  Starting on October 14th and ending the 24th, weather permitting (we use this fallback excuse in the garden all the time), Page Excavating Company will be resurfacing Quarry Lane.   Across the street, our trusty thatcher William Cahill of Custom […]

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Re-working a giant bird’s nest is probably not on most arborist’s “to-do” list, but Winterthur’s arborists, John Salata and Kevin Braun, are up to the task. Every other year, they disassemble the bird’s nest in Enchanted Woods, gather new materials, and weave a new bird’s nest.  John and Kevin started the work last week and have […]

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John Salata, Winterthur’s  Superintendent, tells about the newest feature in Enchanted Woods: A one ton section of tree salvaged from a recently removed black oak (Quercus velutina), has found a new home in Enchanted Woods. The tripodial branch remnant is a temporary feature, replacing the deteriorating large white oak log that claimed the space near Frog […]

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