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In the time of much “gardening bling” it is easy to overlook some of the subtler beauty that is awakening at the same time. A bright red tulip, a show-stopping yellow forsythia mass, or the lush pastel fluff of a cherry tree in full flower is likely to grab anyone’s attention but surrounding that is […]

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Ever wonder what those green wires are running up into some of Winterthur’s largest and most prized trees? Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he shares his knowledge on lightning protection. He will discuss when protection is a good idea to install, how it is installed, and the importance […]

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016 For over a decade, wood turner Ron Brown has been transforming wood salvaged from fallen Winterthur trees into exquisite pieces of functional art. The bowls, vases, and various other woodenware he crafts are displayed and available for purchase at Winterthur’s Museum Store. Demonstrating with a tabletop lathe, Ron will offer an […]

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Maintaining the wonderful tree canopy at Winterthur can be a “tall” order! The right tools and techniques give the Winterthur arborists the advantage in the maintenance battle! Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he presents a behind-the-scenes view into the tools and techniques that he uses on a […]

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May 20, 2015 They always say “start ’em off right!” Why not come and enjoy a hands-on demonstration on how to properly plant and start your new tree off on the right foot! Most future tree issues can be traced back to improper planting or poor care of a tree when it is young! Save […]

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October 1, 2014 – Join Horticulturist Jessica Tsakiris on a walk through Oak Hill as she describes its history, plants, and restoration process. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Wednesdays at Winterthur […]

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September 17, 2014 – How would you like to know 97 percent of all trees you see? Join Chris Strand, director of Garden and Estate, today to learn how to identify 10 of the most common trees seen in our woodlands. He will cover basic identification and introduce resources for studying and learning trees. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us […]

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June 18, 2014 – Have you ever wondered how those wacky arborists get so high in the trees here at Winterthur and what are they doing? Kevin Braun, Winterthur’s Garden and Estate arborist will demonstrate techniques and talk about the different tools an arborist uses. Walks last 45-60 minutes.  Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided […]

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April 2, 2014, Join Senior Garden Guide Jeannette Lindvig for a walking tour. You will meet, in person, some of the First State’s biggest trees, including The State Champion Trees at Winterthur. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am at the […]

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A crane made its way into the heart of Azalea Woods this winter to remove a tulip poplar tree whose structure was compromised after Sandy came through.  Winterthur fared well in that storm by the way, but there were a few arboreal casualties.  Tulip poplars are not rare in Azalea Woods or on the property […]

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