Garden Programs

Register and purchase tickets for any Winterthur Garden program online or by calling 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600.

Tailgate Tour

Explore the Winterthur Estate on a leisurely stroll through the garden and estate guided by one of our staff members and hear about Winterthur's history, design, and plants. Then stop at our tailgate for some refreshments in picturesque locations to enjoy hors d'oeuvres along with a selection of hard and soft beverages. $35 per person, $30 per member. Registration required. Call 800.448.3883 to reserve a spot. Proceeds from Garden & Estate Programs benefit Enchanted Woods. 

Each month features a different garden area:

October 22, 4:30–6:00 pm: Winterthur’s Great Trees with Senior Arborist Kevin Braun

Special Garden Events

In 1952 Winterthur and Mr. du Pont began offering a Spring Tour as an opportunity for visitors to enjoy the garden and the house during the beauty of spring at Winterthur. In that spirit, we are hosting a number of special days in the garden this spring with seasonal tours, lectures, and other opportunities to learn about and enjoy the garden and estate. Join us for Bank to Bend, Daffodil Day, and Azaleas & Bluebells and learn more about the Winterthur Garden. All guided and self-guided tours will begin at the Visitor Center patio. Visit the Special Garden Events web page for more information.

Best and Beautiful Garden Walks

Wednesdays and Saturdays, 11:00 am & 1:00 pm

Visit garden areas not seen from the tram route and discover what is best and beautiful today in our changing naturalistic garden. One-hour walk; meet outside the Brown Horticulture Center, near the Greenhouse complex. Route to be determine by guide based on what areas are in bloom or of peak interest. Advance reservations required. Limited to 10 people. Masks required for guide and participants. Included with admission. Members free.

Discover the Winterthur Garden Tram Tours (seasonal and weather permitting)

Tuesdays through Sundays in October, 10:30 & 11:30 am, 12:30, 1:30, 2:30 & 3:30 pm

Experience the beauty of our 60-acre naturalist garden aboard an open-air tram. This 30-minute narrated tour begins at the Visitor Center with stops at Enchanted Woods and the Museum.

To ensure a safe experience and comply with reopening regulations mandated by the state of Delaware, tram tour capacity will be limited and advance registration is required. Visitors and staff must wear face masks and maintain a social distance of six feet apart.  To provide a touchless admission process, reservations must be made by calling 800.448.3883. Included with admission. Members free. Weather permitting.

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