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Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Join Winterthur garden guides, Candy Dunson and Susan Smith-Habelow, for a walk to explore the garden where Henry Francis du Pont once had his personal golf course. Visit the caddy stand and other areas of his original course. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of […]

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016 From trilliums and toadshades to bluebells and merrybells, the wildflowers of spring are taking center stage at Winterthur. How is such a perfect symphony of color, texture, and form orchestrated in this otherwise “wild” garden? Join Chris Strand, Brown Harrington Director of Garden & Estate, for a spring walk through Azalea Woods, where you will hear more about the management principles and […]

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Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Enjoy an early spring day in the Azalea Woods. Susan Sibley, garden horticulturist, will be your guide as you witness the garden come to life with bluebells, trilliums, and windflowers. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am […]

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016 The Winterthur greenhouses continued to operate after Mr. du Pont’s death, growing many of the same crops he used to decorate the conservatories, period rooms in the museum, Visitor Center, and special events. Marlin Dise, superintendent, Farm & Environmental Horticulture, and Patti Pleva, plant records manager, both spent the early years […]

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October 28, 2015 Giving your home bit of interest for the fall isn’t that difficult at all.  Lois Lawton will use end-of season plant material from your garden to add unique interest to your autumnal arrangements and displays. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening […]

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October 21, 2015 Join horticulturists Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano on a walking tour of four of their favorite fall-blooming shrubs. They will discuss the seasonal interest, maintenance, and plant placements of these seasonally unique plants. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events […]

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October 14, 2015 Flowering quince (Chaenomeles sp.) are not only beautiful spring flowering plants but also prolific producers of fruit. Join Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, as she offers some “tips from the kitchen” on how to cook with this fruit. Walks last 45–60 minutes. Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering […]

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October 7, 2015 Join us on some trails to add to your walking options as you explore the Winterthur estate. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear as some of the terrain is uneven. 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 […]

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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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