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The white arrow tour that winds visitors through the garden in the spring has a summer twist to it.  The directional arrows have changed to a seasonal yellow color and now lead visitors through the wider estate to experience the dynamic habitat of our meadows. The meadows at Winterthur are part of the rolling landscape […]

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Meghan Gallagher, a Winterthur horticulturist, led the Wednesdays at Winterthur walk on June 10th. She follows up with more great information about butterflies. We had a gorgeous day and the company was great!  Many important questions surfaced throughout the walk, including the significance of butterflies in the garden.  Besides their beautiful colors, lepidopteran’s are nature’s […]

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Join us on April 23 for our Wednesdays at Winterthur (W@W) garden series. Today Susan Sibley, Winterthur horticulturist, will highlight spring ephemerals such as Claytonia virginica (spring beauty), Anemone apennina (Italian windflower), Mertensia virginica (Virginia bluebells), and Sanguinaria Canadensis (bloodroot). Meet at 11:30 am at the Greenhouse Area. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes! The program […]

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Spring Ephemerals

Bluebells, trilliums, and other “spring ephemerals” (wildflowers that disappear by late summer) are making their annual debut in the Winterthur Garden. Spring beauty (Claytonia virginica), bluebells (Mertensia virginica), trillium (Trillium spp.), and bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora) are at their peak in the garden. You will find them scattered among the beds of azaleas soon to be […]

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