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I just saw Carol Long in the garden and asked for a prediction of when the March Bank will be fully blue.  With the next few days of warm temperatures, it will begin its transformation from yellow and white to blue. She guesses it will be at the peak of blue in about one week, around the […]

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I have just returned from a walk through the garden. Thanks to our garden staff, Garden Lane has been cleared with snowblowers and plows, leaving a six foot wide path through the drifts of snow. It is a beautiful but treacherous hike and, for that reason, I have decided to cancel the walk scheduled for tomorrow, February […]

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by Meredith Graves The famous “Christmas Show”, in all its glory, can be viewed in the conservatory this year. The du Pont family always had their Christmas tree in the conservatory and H.F. du Pont thoughtfully arranged the area around the tree with seating and a stunning display of plants. The Christmas Show arrangement allowed his […]

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Yuletide at Winterthur

Winterthur’s Yuletide season is a busy time on the estate. It is a time of year when the rooms in the house take center stage and the holiday traditions of the du Pont family and the Brandywine Valley are on display for our guests. Our educational staff arrange workshops, lectures, demonstrations, and concerts throughout December, […]

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The Winterthur estate offers many beautiful places to picnic. Below are the answers to several “Frequently Asked Questions” about picnicking on the grounds. In general the responses below follow the golden rule and were developed to ensure that all guests at Winterthur have an opportunity to enjoy the beauty of the Winterthur garden. We welcome […]

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Today, color and fragrance weave their magic throughout the Winterthur Garden. Golden daffodils blanket the hills and line the streams. The Sundial Garden peaks with billowing clouds of pink and white accented by the purple of emerging lilacs and redbuds. Explore the March Bank to discover the delicate flowers of thousands of small bulbs and […]

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The First (or Last) Snowdrop

On a walk with garden staff members today we spotted the first snowdrop (or the last, depending on how you define it). This snowdrop variety, Galanthus ‘Potter’s Prelude’, is the earliest of the minor bulbs to flower in the Winterthur garden.

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A cold day for an outdoor bath!

The arctic blew into Delaware this week bringing unusually cold weather. Then, lo and behold, a light covering of snow this morning!  I rushed to work…not really…I drove like an old lady on ice…in order to get to my camera and catch some scenes before the snow melted.  By the time I was done, my […]

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Winterthur for Photographers

The Winterthur landscape seems to inspire photographic creativity. HF du Pont even tried his hand at taking photographs of the garden. Below is a scan of a rare, early color photograph taken by du Pont in 1916 as he was developing the garden.   Just as it inspired Mr. du Pont, we hope that the garden […]

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Does Winterthur recycle? The short answer to that question is yes. There are many different types of recycling though and the opportunities to conserve natural resources are improving all of the time. Here is what we are currently capturing in our waste stream: Most departments at Winterthur recycle the specialized items that are used in […]

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