This event occurs weekly, on Thursday.

 Autumn, with nature’s most vibrant colors, is an optimum time for painting outdoors “en plein air,” yet the full array of hues can be challenging. Plein air painting expert Donna Cusano helps you build a simple palette that conveys the exhilarating breadth of fall colors without becoming confusing or overwhelming. Class is held in TheDCH gardens and adjacent park or inside during...

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Pumpkin Playground

Oct 2, 2014 - Oct 31, 2014

Better hurry--Halloween is coming quick. And on October 31, it’s your last chance to come get dirty in the pumpkin patch before this orange-tastic playground closes for the season. You’ll want to get a load of the pum-king, too: weighing in at 800 pounds, that’s one big guy! 

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Hayrides at Hagley

Oct 4, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

This event occurs every 4 week(s) on Saturday.

On Saturdays in October, families can take a hayride along the Brandywine to experience the beautiful fall foliage in the Powder Yard. Visitors also can create fall-themed crafts, see a gunpowder explosion, the roll mill in action, and working nineteenth-century machines. Included with admission and free for members. Use Hagley’s main entrance off Route 141 in Wilmington, Delaware.

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Calling all TLC members — don’t miss the rare and unique opportunity to see behind the scenes at Longwood Gardens. The third & final part of this series will take us on a private tour of Longwood’s new 86-acre meadow garden experience with the natural lands management team. Learn about the natural and ecological practices to garden design while enjoying the beautiful trails, wildlife...

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The elegant entrance and sweeping paths of the Brandywine-Wilmington Cemetery evoke an era when cemeteries were pleasure grounds for meditation and recreation.  Certified Arborist Patrice Sheehan highlights significant trees in the historic cemetery – including state champions.  Sponsored by NeighborWoods®, an Alliance for Community Trees program. Refreshments served. Meet at TheDCH for...

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 Don’t give up on your outdoor containers just because winter is approaching. Many plants do well in containers in cold weather. Public Landscapes Manager Martha Stephens helps you create an attractive mix of small, winter-hardy perennials, spring bulbs, and woody plants in an all-weather container that will dress up your doorway, porch, or deck for the winter.  Registration Deadline:...

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Winterthur Institute

Oct 24, 2014 - Oct 25, 2014

This event occurs daily, every 1 day(s).

Learn about decorative arts in America from the 17th through the early 20th centuries through lectures, workshops, and tours. By application only. Please call 302.888.4786. Two-week session, $1,600. Apply by August 8.

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No longer are camellias delicate jewels reserved for protected sites.  Breeding breakthroughs mean a remarkable selection with increased cold, drought and heat tolerance.  Join master horticulturist Charles Cresson in his Swarthmore, Pa. garden at the peak of fall bloom to learn how to select the best varieties and site them in the landscape.  Includes a comprehensive handout of 50+...

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