GardenFair to take Place at Winterthur September 16-18, 2005

WINTERTHUR, Del., Aug. 2 /PRNewswire/ — Winterthur Museum & Country Estate and Horticulture magazine team up for the second GardenFair, an autumn plant, tool, and antique sale and event offering everything for the great American garden, from September 16 to 18, 2005. GardenFair features more than 100 specialty nurseries and garden-related exhibitors, demonstrations, lectures, entry to the museum’s exhibitions, and more. Displays are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and wristbands are valid for day of purchase and re-entry on subsequent days.

Exhibitors come from across the country, and will offer everything from ornamental grasses, premium perennials, and aquatic plants to antique European garden furniture, garden tools, jewelry, and art. GardenFair is sponsored by DuPont(TM) GreenVista(TM) garden products.

“This event features dozens of destination nurseries in one location,” said Trish Wesley Umbrell, editorial director of Horticulture magazine. “These are the nurseries whose catalogues you covet and whose selections you’ve dreamed of seeing firsthand. And they’re all at GardenFair.”

“GardenFair offers something for everyone – a gardener with a shady yard, an apartment dweller with a sunny deck or window box, or a beginner who’s just starting,” said Chris Strand, director of Winterthur’s garden and estate. “The exhibitors love to offer advice about their wares – they love to educate people about their gardening passions.”

Lectures & Demonstrations

Garden experts Holly Shimuzu, Thomas Hobbs, and Tovah Martin will present lectures during GardenFair. In addition, topics such as shade gardening, tool selection, water gardening, and orchid care for beginners are among the topics that will be discussed during demonstrations presented on the hour by exhibitors and Winterthur’s horticultural staff. On Saturday, September 17, Horticulture science editor Roger B. Swain will lead a free question and answer panel with Holly Shimizu, and Winterthur Garden experts from 1 to 3:30 p.m.

Admission fees

Early-bird admission on Friday, September 16th, costs $35; general admission wristbands cost $15. Discounts are available for Winterthur members and Horticulture subscribers. Individual lectures cost $20 each. Wristbands may be purchased at http://www.hortmag.com/ or by calling 800.448.3883. All wristbands include multi-day entry, and admission includes complimentary plant portage.

Winterthur Museum & Country Estate is located on Route 52, six miles northwest of Wilmington, Delaware and midway between New York and Washington, DC. For information, including a schedule of events, call 800.448.3883 or go online to http://www.winterthur.org/.

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