The Winterthur Garden is the embodiment of Swinburne’s sentiment. Henry Francis du Pont crafted his gardens to provide continuous waves of color throughout the year, with the most stunning display in springtime. What better way to bid winter adieu and herald spring’s reappearance than with a visit to Winterthur? Each year a host of vibrant beauties burst from the thawing ground as yellow aconites join white snowdrops until purple crocus, lavender glory of the snow, and blue scilla arrive to delight on the March Bank. Yellow and white daffodils begin to pop next, with hundreds of thousands emerging in masses thereafter around the estate. As the season progresses, bright red, pink, and white azaleas lure us to wander Azalea Woods in May.

“Blossom by blossom, the spring begins.”

Algernon Charles Swinburne

These are a just a few highlights. Join us all season long for invigorating exploration. Enjoy our annual outdoor spring offerings, including Bank to Bend, Daffodil Day, Sip Among the Blooms, and our exhilarating Point-to-Point steeplechase race. Don’t miss our House of Style Weekend in March and our self-paced spring house tour, Contemporary Art at Winterthur.

We hope you will be inspired and delighted by our many offerings this spring at Winterthur, where there’s always something new to discover!

Explore all of this season’s events and join us for the start of the season on March 2!