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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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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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Lauren Fair, Assistant Objects Conservator and Adjunct Faculty in Art Conservation writes: Each winter, before Delaware gets its first bout of freezing temperatures, the Garden Department teams up with Conservation to ensure several of our more delicate sculptures are covered for the winter months. Enclosures consist of painted plywood boxes with four walls and a slanted […]

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It has been a long time in the making but the “ruins” path construction is completed in Enchanted Woods. The grass in the Gathering Green was only lush and inviting after consistent reseeding accompanied by little foot traffic; two things easily undone by a school group visit or two. After many failed attempts of keeping the green, green […]

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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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