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September 30, 2015 Winterthur is updating the mapping of the garden and its plants by converting it to a Geographic Information System (GIS). All of the roads, contour lines, streams, and buildings have been mapped, as well as almost all the plants. Come join Lori Schnick, our plant mapping specialist, to learn how we are […]

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September 23, 2015 As fall brings a variety of color, take a walk on the field pathways to enjoy the asters and goldenrod varieties and observe the wildlife that inhabit these areas. Please wear hiking shoes and bring a camera. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range […]

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September 16, 2015 The vivid colors of flowers and leaves can be transferred onto paper by pounding them in order to release their natural dyes. Join horticulturists Suzanne French and Amy Bloom-Mountz to learn how to make beautiful botanical cards and prints by using this simple technique. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, […]

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September 9, 2015 This illustrated talk on the history of country house parties at Winterthur draws on archival images and explores both the “upstairs” and “downstairs” aspects of entertaining on a large scale, from the arrival of the guests through the many weekend activities. Join us following the talk for a walk to the Reflecting […]

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September 2, 2015 Learn some new tips and old tricks for photographically capturing the beauty of a garden. Jeannette Lindvig will kick-start your passion for photographing flowers and nature. Join her for September second’s Wednesdays at Winterthur as Jeannette introduces you to the joys of digital garden photography, with a talk at the Brown Horticultural Center, […]

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July 29, 2015 Join Winterthur horticulturist David Schurr, as he welcomes the true movers and shakers of the Winterthur Garden—the summer garden interns. Hear first-hand accounts of what a summer is like living and working on an American treasure. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of […]

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July 22, 2015 In August 2014, Winterthur gained two new residents—Franklin and Stanley, a pair of Boer goats. The Natural Lands team acquired these two friendly fellows from the New Castle County 4-H program and will be using them to reduce the densities of various woody invasive plants throughout our woodlands. Come out to meet […]

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July 15, 2015 Groundcovers are low-growing plants used to cover bare ground and prevent the growth of weeds. They also can be useful in problem areas, such as slopes where mowing grass would be difficult. They’re useful in any garden—public or private—and they provide an ornamental layer as well. There are many groundcovers available. Some do […]

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July 8, 2015 Over the past years, we have been replanting and restoring the design intent of the Winterthur Garden as envisioned by its creator, Henry Francis du Pont. Join Linda Eirhart, director of horticulture and curator of plants, to learn more about our process for garden restoration and to review examples of our work. […]

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July 1, 2015 Initially conceived by Henry Francis du Pont’s father, the Colonel, in collaboration with the noted plantsman Charles Sargent, the Pinetum has evolved into much more than just a collection of conifers. Placement and design of the plants there and well as their history will be highlighted on this walk. Walks last 45–60 […]

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