Returning to a garden we missed so much!

Real Estate Agent with Patterson-Schwartz Real Estate Delaware RS-0010115

Today was a big day for members of Winterthur Museum and Gardens. A friend and I took advantage of a new reservation system and printed out passes to put on the windshield of our car.

We had the 10 a.m. to noon slot this morning. It had been a couple of months since I had been to Winterthur, but had been following their Facebook page and looking at pictures and videos of all we were missing. The azaleas were almost all finished blooming, but a few late varieties were still in flower.

Winterthur opens

The peonies were no longer all at their peak, but many beautiful specimens were still blooming.  The woody areas with their vibernums, ferns, evergreens and tall cypress trees were still providing cool shade.  And my favorite place, the quarry garden, had a fine collection of primroses arrayed on their rocky perches.  There were lots of tiny birds flying and strutting around, and a few chipmunks made an appearance.

All in all, it was great seeing this well established garden again.

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Comments (4)

Realtyna Inc
Realtyna - Newark, DE
Realtyna- MLS RETS Integration software & services

Hi Carolyn, it's great to see you were able to get out and take advantage of the gardens at Winterthur. They are quite beautiful.

Jun 02, 2020 02:32 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carolyn. Have a great deal of respect for those wiht a green thumb. I stay away sinec my thumb is black and I don't do well. Enjoy your gardening.

Jun 02, 2020 04:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I love gardens, and how wonderful that you have the opportunity to visit Winterthur.  I have 5 peonies in a vase in my living room, and I am enjoying watching the buds open up.  A

Jun 02, 2020 08:56 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Yes, it was great to make it back in time to see the peonies still in their glory!

Jun 02, 2020 02:56 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Pretty pictures, Carolyn.  I visited a garden this morning.  They can transport the mind from a troubled world!

Jun 02, 2020 02:45 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat

Yes, Myrl--Nature is a great healer!

Jun 02, 2020 02:56 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience.

We have always enjoyed our visits to Winterthur.

Jun 03, 2020 06:09 AM
Roy Kelley

Always a lovely place to visit, Roy!

Jun 03, 2020 12:02 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

Those are nice views gathered together of your pretty garden with flowers, Carolyn.

Jul 03, 2020 01:18 PM
Carolyn Roland-Historic Homes For Sale In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Winterthur is a great garden to visit!

Jul 03, 2020 04:11 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Good Tuesday morning, Carolyn.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Our peonies are gone for the season.

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Jul 07, 2020 05:54 AM