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I can’t believe that I have reached the final new folly description in the garden blog. I have never run a marathon but I can imagine as one approaches the finish line, a mix of exhaustion, euphoria and anticipation surges through one’s veins. This about sums up my emotional state as April 1st approaches. Being […]

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The most likely source of reflection in a garden is water. Caught at the right angle, it can capture the movement of clouds in the sky, flocks of birds flying overhead and provide a dreamlike look at the world around us—especially when captured in a photograph. Gazing globes have been a part of the garden […]

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Welcome back to the unfolding story of the follies. So far, we have covered the making of the Green Folly, the Chinese Pavilion, the Ottoman Tent, and the Neoclassical Folly with three more to highlight. This week, we are featuring the Gothic Tower. Towers are something that have appeared in our imaginations since childhood, featuring […]

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We have entered the countdown to the April 1st opening of the Winterthur Garden’s first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. It has been a day that I have been dreading for a while but as it moves ever so closer, the anxiety has lessened, being replaced by a mix of anticipation and […]

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The Winterthur Garden is busy preparing for its first outdoor exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden, opening April 1, 2018. We are creating 7 new follies, or garden structures, that one might find in an historic landscape. These new features will be threaded between the follies that H. F. du Pont placed in his […]

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Unless you have totally unplugged from the world (which is doubtful if you are reading this blog!) we all either witnessed with our own (protected) eyes or saw images through the media of our recent phenomenon of the total—or in our case partial—eclipse. It occurred on Monday, which is a day that we are closed […]

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As the garden quietly edges toward summer, the white arrows that lead guests to the flowering highlights have been removed and stored away until next year. There is always something to see in the Winterthur Garden but the “sensory overload” of the spring is now replaced with lush greens and a more discerning eye to […]

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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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While placing out the white arrows for our annual directional tour through the Winterthur Garden, I met up with several guests and the conversation did not change; it was focused on what flowers got hit and what made it through the cold temperatures unscathed. Comparisons along the same line were made between home gardens and […]

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016 Colors of fall come and go differently each year. Join Carol Long, associate curator of the garden, on a walk to see the crème de la crème of the day. 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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