11:00 am, Brown Horticulture Learning Center
Go behind-the-scenes with the experts! Each week Winterthur introduces you to a specialist who will share with you his/her insights and expertise about the Winterthur Garden and estate, its history, horticulture, or the environment. Presentations may be in the form of a walk, talk, or demonstration (or a combination). About 1 hour. Members free. Included with admission.
“Digital Camera Photography”
June 5 – 11:00 am
Learn some new tips and old tricks for photographically capturing the beauty of a garden. Garden Guide Jeannette Lindvig will kick-start your passion for photographing flowers and nature while introducing you to the joys of digital garden photography. This talk will be followed by a walk in the garden. Be sure to bring your camera!
“Winterthur: A Collector’s Garden”
June 12 – 11:00 am
This walk through the Winterthur garden will highlight the unique assortment of plants collected by H. F. du Pont through his lifetime of interaction with plant explorers, gardeners, and plant breeders from around the world. Director Garden & Estate Chris Strand will share the history and importance of these wonderful specimens.
“Land Management: What Is It?”
June 19 – 11:00 am
This freewheeling Q & A session with Natural Lands Technician Madeline Banks, along with arboriculture staff, will explore the other 70% of the property—the natural areas! Participate in a discussion on Winterthur's land management practices as we attempt to answer the age-old question, "What does a land manager do, anyway?"
June 26 – 11:00 am
Discover the many different hydrangeas that grow in the Winterthur Garden on this walk with Interpretive Horticulturist Suzanne French. Learn how to identify and care for these beautiful shrubs.