2015 Garden Programs



To register for any Winterthur Garden programs, please call 800.448.3883 or 302.888.4600. 



Special Garden Experiences

Join us this year for our annual Bank to Bend lecture on March 7 as well as several new garden experiences throughout the spring. Visitors and Members can get up close and in depth with daffodils, azaleas, bluebells, peonies, and primroses on these designated days, which also include crafts, lectures, tours, and other fun events. Visit our Garden Experiences page for more information.




Second Saturday Garden Walks

Learn fascinating, little-known details about the estate with our horticulture staff. Dress for the weather and wear walking shoes. Walk lasts about 90 minutes. Members free. Included with admission. In case of inclement weather, an update message will be left at 302.888.4915 after 10:00 am on the day of the walk. Visit our Second Saturdays Garden Walks page for dates and topics.



Wednesdays at Winterthur

Wednesdays from April–October (except August), 11:30 am

Join us for demonstrations, talks, and guided walks covering a wide range of gardening topics. Programs take place on Wednesdays starting at the Brown Horticulture Learning Center. Visit Wednesdays at Winterthur for dates, titles, and detailed descriptions of each program. Members free. Included with admission.




Garden Workshops & Talks


Winterthur offers a wide variety of garden workshops and talks througout the year. There is something for every interest and expertise level as well as family friendly programs. Visit our Garden Workshop & Talks page for more information.



Historic Autos

Every Saturday in May (May 9, 16, 23, and 30), Historic automobiles will be on display at Winterthur. Continue to check the website for updates on autos and lectures. Members free. Included with general admission.


Farm Stand

The Farm Stand will be located in front of the Museum Store at the Cottage. Visit us on Thursdays, July–September, 1:30–5:30 pm, to select fresh, local produce. Parking is available behind the cottage near the Winterthur Post Office. Note: Guests who would like to tour Winterthur’s exhibitions or grounds will require a ticket. No ticket is required for the Farm Stand or the Museum Store.


Estate Tour

Wednesdays, June through September, 4:30 pm

Visit the former dairy and farm while exploring the ever-changing estate landscape on this narrated tram tour. Hear accounts of estate history as you see how we have repurposed historic work areas. Glimpse behind the scenes on this tour led by a specially trained guide. The 45-minute tour will leave from the east circle near the Dorrance Gallery. Reservations recommended by 4:00 pm, $5 per person upgrade, Members free, capacity of 40, weather permitting, handicapped-accessible, recommended for adults.


Garden Tram (seasonal and weather permitting)

This 20-minute narrated tour features highlights of the garden and introduces the history of Winterthur. The tour begins at the Visitor Center ends at the museum building. Stops include Azalea Woods, Magnolia Bend, and Enchanted Woods. During Point-to-Point each year, we do not offer garden trams.


KIDS GROW Children’s Vegetable Garden

June 6–August 1

Exclusively for Members! Children of Member families are introduced to vegetable gardening in this 8-week course that runs from June to July. Kids plan, cultivate, care for, and harvest their own plots as well as form a community garden with staff horticulturists. Children must be accompanied by an adult. All garden tools and seeds will be provided. Members only; free. Call 302.888.4779 by May 1 to register. Space is limited.


*Reflecting Pool photo by Jeannette Lindvig

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