A spooky walk in Winterthur gardens and woods

Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate

On a walk this week around Winterthur gardens, I decided to take "the path less traveled" to areas beyond the meadows I usually skirt. After passing the Neoclassical Folly, which stood out in the late afternoon sun in a field which looked much more interesting and green than it had in April, I found a sign saying "Brown's Woods, 1/2 mile walk." Not bad, right? (Photos:Neoclassical Folly in March, then in October)


temple March      temple fall



It may have been a half mile for someone who was sure which fork to take in the Brown's woodswoods, but not for this first time woods explorer. I ended up walking 1 1/2 hours, rather than my usual 45 minute stroll from the visitor center. And I wasn't entirely alone. Large "clunk, rustle" in the woods and a white tail I took to be a deer scampered away. 

I walked so long that the museum doors were locked and I had to climb up several sets of garden stairs and around the conservatory end of the museum. The good news: milkweed pods look spooky in the late afternoon light (photo). milkweed field

But, I eventually found my way back to the visitor center before dark, and in time for a lecture on Wentworth Woodhouse, an enormous private estate in England. (sorry, a bit of a snooze watching slides in the dark).


Reporting on Older and Historic Homes, as well as historic sites, it's Carolyn Roland, Your Older and Historic Homes Resource in Delaware and Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.


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Dörte Engel
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Bowie, MD
ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland

Dear Carolyn,

Sounds like a lovely hike. 

Oct 26, 2018 04:54 PM #1
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Carolyn. I too have been lost in an area I didn't know and it is scary.

Oct 27, 2018 06:56 AM #2
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Little hikes this time of year, are often more comfortable as the air becomes a little cooler and more crisp.  

Oct 30, 2018 01:45 AM #3
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