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Celebrate every season in Winterthur’s naturalistic garden, a masterpiece of color and design. Lyrical color combinations delight visitors of all ages with a year-round succession of bloom.

The garden is a result of the artistic vision of its creator, Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) and is surrounded by nearly 1,000 acres of meadows, farmland, and waterways.

The views in every direction are important to the whole. The paths are an integral part of the overall design, curving rather than straight, following the contours of the land, passing around trees, and drawing walkers into the garden

Explore the garden on foot, or on a narrated tram ride (March-December).

Winterthur Garden Internship Program

The mission of the program is to help educate the next generation of horticulturists and environmental stewards while preserving and maintaining Mr. du Pont’s spectacular treasure that is the Winterthur Garden and Estate. Read more.

Spring garden programs sponsored in part by:

Did you know?

Gardening was H. F. du Pont’s first love. He experimented with thousands of plants, refining the color combinations that are the essence of the Winterthur Garden. 

Read about the history of the garden

Garden Events

Event: Director’s Garden Walk
Event start date
Dec.
10
Event time 1:00 pm-
2:30 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Join Chris Strand, director of Winterthur, on a special walk highlighting interesting…

Event: For the Birds: Birding Walks
Event start date
Dec.
21
Event time 8:00 am-
10:00 am

Audience: Adult

Winterthur is a great habitat for a wide variety of birds year-round.…

Event: Garden to Vase Floral Design Workshop
Event start date
Dec.
21
Event time 5:30 pm-
8:30 pm

Audience: Adult, Member

Enjoy a series of hands-on workshops using Winterthur as inspiration for your…

Garden Tours

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Discover the Winterthur Garden Tram Tour
See highlights of the garden and learn the history of Winterthur on…

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Take a Hike!
Enjoy the health benefits of hiking while exploring Winterthur’s trails with confidence.…

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Garden Collection

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History of the Garden
Henry Francis du Pont had three lifelong passions: gardening, breeding cattle, and…

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Spring Color in the Garden
Follow us on Instagram @winterthurgarden or call the Winterthur Garden Report at…

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Major Plant Groupings
In 1962 an interviewer asked Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) to discuss the defining…

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Digital Garden Collection

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Plant Images
See photos of plants found at Winterthur.

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Plant Finder
Find Plant Information and location on the Winterthur Estate

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Explore the Digital Garden Collection
See what’s in bloom through our Digital Garden Collection.

Visit the Collection

Enchanted Woods

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Simply Magical
Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods is a fantastical place for kids to be kids.…

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Still Enchanting
For 20 years, Winterthur’s Enchanted Woods have provided a magical place for…

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Tale of Enchanted Woods
Once upon a time, long, long ago, a family of adventurers set…

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Enchanted Woods
Learn more about Enchanted Woods

Visit Enchanted Woods

Contact Us

For inquires regarding our Museum Collections you may find us at:

Curatorial Intern
Museum Collection Division
Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library
5105 Kennett Pike
Winterthur, DE 19735

Telephone:
(302) 888-4775

Fax:
(302) 888-4700