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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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Several visitors and staff members have asked for the names and sources of some of the plants growing in the children’s vegetable garden. I have copied the inventory below along with a very informal rating and source code. The rating scale is from “-” (no germination/poor performer) to “++” (star performer). If there is neither a plus […]

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From our guests: Last July, a guest wrote a note to our director saying “Thank you for the paths into the meadows. The meadows are very interesting and they soften the feeling of an edge or limit to the garden.”  Hope you’ll enjoy the garden today as much as our guest did last summer.

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I’ve just returned from a vacation to visit family in southern Iowa. One of my favorite things about Iowa is the open landscape with acres and acres of corn and soybeans. On my brother’s cattle farm, the soybeans were waving in the breeze, lush and deep emerald green.   Even took in a tractor pull and […]

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Greetings!  I’m back from a wonderful week of celebrating our daughter’s wedding on June 27th. The ceremony was held in the Lower Reflecting Pool Garden; the reception at the visitor center. I see these spaces most every day and yet was stunned by the beauty and power of the garden in the evening. Maybe it was […]

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Jeannette Lindvig, a  guide in the house and the garden, shares a beautiful essay and photo of the Winterthur Garden: The other day I watched a young family walking through the garden at Winterthur. The parents were patient and attentive to their three children, two of whom walked easily with their parents.  The one who […]

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This last Saturday, Winterthur garden interns and staff helped 21 children plant their vegetable gardens for our annual “Kids Grow” children’s gardening program. Over the next 10 weeks children and their parents will watch their seeds grow, pull weeds, thin, pinch, water and weed their way to a nice harvest of salad vegetables. By the […]

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Jeff Groff shares his observations: Walking through the Winterthur Garden I am always struck by how many different types of views there are—woodlands, open meadows, masses of bloom and color, tunnels of light, and an endless variety of shades of green.  The buildings, walls, garden ornaments and placement of steps and landings frame and accent […]

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