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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Join Winterthur horticulturist David Schurr, as he welcomes the true movers and shakers of the Winterthur Garden—the summer garden interns. Hear firsthand accounts of what a summer is like living and working on an American treasure.

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

The Winterthur garden staff have been hard at work with the initial phases of the IMLS and the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust grant projects to digitally map the garden.  The horticulturists along with our GIS Mapping Specialist, Lori Schnick, Plant Records intern,  Cole Larson-Whittaker and mapping volunteer,  Frank  Splane,  have been identifying, tagging and mapping plants throughout the garden.

So as you wander the garden you may notice a plethora of white, yellow, orange and blue tags.  What do they mean?

White and yellow tags indicate the status of the identification of the plants. White tags indicate that the complete name of the plant is known. Yellow tags mean that they need to be identified which can often only be done while they are flowering, for example cultivars of azaleas, rhododendrons, lilacs, mock-oranges, deutzias, peonies, daylilies, daffodils, and many more.     Timing is critical.

Orange and blue tags indicate mapping status depending on if the section has been digitally mapped in the past.  Orange tags are used to indicate plants that need to be updated in our GIS since digital maps were completed in that area prior to 2005.  Blue tags are used to indicate plants that are in the GIS system for sections that generally have not been updated in GIS.

We have now inventoried over sixty percent of the garden sections for their trees and shrubs!  You can track our progress by watching for the changing of the tags.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

From seeps/springs to flowing streams and ponds, join Marlin Dise,  superintendent, Farm & Environmental Horticulture, to learn more about the useful and aesthetic qualities of Winterthur’s surface water.

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Ever wonder what those green wires are running up into some of Winterthur’s largest and most prized trees? Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he shares his knowledge on lightning protection. He will discuss when protection is a good idea to install, how it is installed, and the importance of maintaining the systems for long-term protection.

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

For over a decade, wood turner Ron Brown has been transforming wood salvaged from fallen Winterthur trees into exquisite pieces of functional art. The bowls, vases, and various other woodenware he crafts are displayed and available for purchase at Winterthur’s Museum Store. Demonstrating with a tabletop lathe, Ron will offer an engaging introduction to the fascinating process that “turns” ordinary chunks of wood into uniquely beautiful creations.

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

In a time where children spend more time indoors, it is imperative to get the next generation outside. Join Winterthur horticulturists, Leigh Donnelly and Michele Christiano, who will provide ideas, activities, and inspiration to get the kids away from the iPad and into the garden.

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Learn some new tips and old tricks for photographically capturing the beauty of a garden. Jeannette Lindvig will kick-start your passion for photographing flowers and nature. Join her as she introduces you to the joys of digital garden photography with a talk at the Brown Horticultural Center followed by a walk in the garden. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pauline Myers, Winterthur Garden volunteer and Penn State master gardener, will discuss butterflies—beautiful, mobile parts of the garden. We’ll review the life cycle of butterflies, see photos of some that visit the Winterthur Garden, and learn about how the garden supports these magnificent, living works of “garden art.”

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Maintaining the wonderful tree canopy at Winterthur can be a “tall” order! The right tools and techniques give the Winterthur arborists the advantage in the maintenance battle! Come join Kevin Braun, garden and estate arborist, as he presents a behind-the-scenes view into the tools and techniques that he uses on a day-to-day basis.

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Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. These events begin at 11:30 am on Wednesdays from April through October (except August). Included with all admission tickets; Members free.

Walks last 45–60 minutes. No reservations necessary. Please dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walks are generally not handicap accessible due to rough and steep garden paths.

Enchanted Summer Day is Saturday June 18th ♦ 11am – 3pm

 

Celebrate the beginning of summer in our award-winning children’s garden!  Enjoy music, magic, stories, crafts, face-painting, and ice cream from Woodside Farm Creamery.  It’s sure to be a fun-filled day for the whole family, rain or shine.

 

 
Here’s the Winterthur Web site page with all the details:    http://www.winterthur.org/?p=1081

 

 

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All the activities are included with normal admission fees; free to members!