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Lauren Fair, Assistant Objects Conservator and Adjunct Faculty in Art Conservation writes: Each winter, before Delaware gets its first bout of freezing temperatures, the Garden Department teams up with Conservation to ensure several of our more delicate sculptures are covered for the winter months. Enclosures consist of painted plywood boxes with four walls and a slanted […]

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Maggie Lidz, Estate Historian and Curator of Garden and Estate Objects, shares exciting news: The lilies have been returned to the Sundial Garden in the position in which they were originally placed in 1957. In 1956, H. F. du Pont bought them from antiques dealer Churchill Brazleton in New Orleans for his newly created Sundial […]

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Maggie Lidz, Estate Historian, writes: On July 19, 2011, we began to test a squirrel repellent in the Winterthur Garden.Winterthur has a collection of over 70 lead ornaments (cisterns, statues, bird baths and urns) that HF du Pont bought for the garden. With the exception of a few hanging lead plaques, the collection is in […]

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