Classes, Workshops & Demonstrations

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Experience a variety of entertaining and educational programs, from classes and hands-on workshops to demonstrations and tastings. See program details below. Some events require advance registration. Interested in spending time in our garden? Learn about garden programs here.

To register for any of the adult classes, workshops, and demonstrations listed below, please call 800.448.3883.

Museum Programs

History through Fiction Book Club

First Tuesday of every month, 10:00 am–12:00 pm OR 1:30–3:30 pm

Join us during this three-month series, where we will discuss classic and new works that illuminate American life or the inner workings of museums. We'll also examine relevant objects from the Winterthur collection or meet staff members who do important work behind-the-scenes. Registration is required by February 28. $30 per Member/ $40 per nonmember for the entire three-month series.Call 800.448.3883 to register.

March 3: If You Ask Me: Essential Advice from Eleanor Roosevelt by Mary Jo Brinke

April 7: The Daring Ladies of Lowell by Kate Alcott

May 5: The Paper Garden by Molly Peacock


NEW! Decorating with Dried Flowers

January 20, 1:00 pm

Join two creators of Winterthur's renowned dried-flower tree for this hands-on workshop. Participants will make a small dried-flower wreath or candle ring to take home. Discover the tricks the pros use to dry flowers and try silica gel drying. Purchase tickets online or by calling 800.448.3883.  $50; $40 per Member. Bad weather make-up date will be January 27, 1:00 pm


Designing Women: Garden to Vase Bulb Design

Third Wednesdays each month, March–October, 5:30–8:30 pm
Each workshop: $70; $60 per Member. You can purchase individual sessions online by clicking on the date. Multiple sessions are available to purchase at a discounted rate: select 6 of 8 workshops for $350; $300 per Member, or the entire series of 8  for $450; $400 per Member. To purchase a series of workshops, call 800.448.3883.

March 18: Kokedama Bulb Design

April 15: Branching Out

May 20: Opulent Peonies

June 17: Woodland Whimsy

July 15: Sensational Summer Flowers

August 19: Breezy Wildflowers

September 16: Fall Flower Bounty

October 21: Pumpkins & Gourds



Second Friday of every month, 10:00 am–12:00 pm or 1:00–3:00 pm

Reconnect with your creative side while finding your inspiration in the Winterthur collection.  Each meeting features a show-and-tell about different objects in the museum or library and ample time to complete a small project to take home. $25; $20 per Member. Registration required by one week prior to each meeting.

March 13: Basketmaking

April 10: Bierstadt Butterfly Art

May 8: Botanical Collages


Focus on Flowers in the Landscape

May 8, 6:00–8:00 pm; May 9 and 10, 6:30 am–sunset

Learn how to take  beautiful, photogenic, impressionistic, expressive, and dynamic photographs of the Winterthur landscape. Master garden photographer Allen Rokach will cover all the important aspects of flower photography: creative uses of light, color and background; composition; mood; which lens to use; and how to select the “right” subject. Intended for intermediate digital photographers. Reservations required by April 30. $295; $245 per Member.




Upcoming Garden Workshops

Join us for one of our garden workshops. See the Garden Insider page for dates and topics. All workshops take place in the Brown Horticulture Learning Center in the Greenhouse Area.

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