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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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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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July 16, 2014 – Did you ever wonder how deep Winterthur’s reflecting pool  is?  Why is it so dark?  What are the plants growing in it?  Wonder no more! Join Michele Christiano and Leigh Donnelly today as they answer those questions and explain its history and maintenance. Walks last 45-60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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Winterthur horticulturist Michele Christiano writes:  You may have noticed the Reflecting Pool has been empty for quite a while. The reason for this is the pool has been undergoing a bit of construction. The filtration system and plumbing has been updated to improve the water quality of the pool.   The very knowledgeable folks at […]

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Explore the Reflecting Pool Garden area with a well-trained, enthusiastic volunteer interpreter! This important and beautiful garden area is somewhat difficult to see from the garden tram, so these walks are designed to introduce you to this area that was (and is) used extensively for entertaining. Garden Glimpses walks will begin Saturday, April 6, and will be […]

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Michele Christiano, Winterthur garden horticulturist, writes: You may notice that the gate and lantern at the bottom of the Reflecting Pool stairs are missing.  They have been removed by Winterthur’s masons to be restored. The original gates were intact but in need of repair and a fresh coat of paint. It took masons Don Blevins and […]

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Recently, a participant on a Wednesday at Winterthur walk asked how the Reflecting Pool is kept so clear, even though the water is relatively still.  Any tips? Michele Christiano, the garden horticulturist who cares for that section of  the Winterthur Garden responds: We have a pump and filter that keeps the water moving. Plus we use […]

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Hope you enjoy this list of the plants of interest in the Winterthur Garden as of August 17, 2011. Many thanks to our volunteers for compiling the list throughout the year! http://www.winterthur.org/pdfs/CurrentWinterthurGardenBloomList.pdf One of the prettiest places is just below the peony garden where a line of Hosta ‘Royal Standard’ is in full bloom.

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On June 27th, just before I left for a week at the beach, I was delighted to find that the sundial in the center of the Reflecting Pool garden was being installed. What joy! What fun! What delight! Last time I saw the sculpture, seems like three years ago, the little cherubs holding up the […]

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  A quick walk through the Reflecting Pool garden today revealed a couple ideas I might use in my home garden. I’d never noticed that the burgundy leaves of the filbert match the coloration in the stone walls. We’re thinking about adding a stone wall in the backyard; this observation could inform our stone selection.  I walked to […]

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