Special Garden Experiences - Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library

Garden Events


Photo, Jeannette Lindvig

This spring, we invite you to join us in the garden for select special garden days to celebrate some of our most eye-catching blooms, while also enjoying our first-ever outdoor exhibition—Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. Take a stroll through the vibrant colors of the garden, marvel at the architectural wonders of garden follies, or join us for special garden events. There is so much to see and do in the garden this spring. We hope you'll join us!

Follies Lecture

Saturday, April 21

2:00 pm, Copeland Lecture Hall

Join us for a lecture by John Dixon Hunt, emeritus professor of The History and Theory of Landscape at the University of Pennsylvania, then enjoy a walk or tram ride through the Winterthur Garden and experience Winterthur’s first landscape exhibition, Follies: Architectural Whimsy in the Garden. Purchase tickets online or call 800.448.3883. $10 per Member. $20 per nonmember. Free for Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society and Garden Associate Members.


Azaleas, Bluebells & Follies

Saturday, May 12, 10:00 am–4:00 pm

Enjoy the spectacle of thousands of azalea blossoms and acres of spring wildflowers! The day's events will include tours of the azaleas and Follies garden exhibition as well as a specialty sale of azalea plants propagated from specimens at Winterthur. Members free. Included with admission.

  • Azalea Sale: 10:30 am until sold out, Museum Store
  • Guided Follies Tour: 11:00 am–12:45 pm, begins at Brown Center and ends at Museum (please pre-register by calling 800.448.3883)
  • Guided Azaleas & Bluebells Tours: 1:00–2:00 pm and 3:00–4:00 pm, begin and end at the Visitor Center Patio
  • Self-Guided Tours of Azaleas, Bluebells & Follies: All day, begin at the Visitor Center Patio


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