Horticultural gold medalist and snowdrop expert Alan Street will present a lecture on these delicate flowers in "Bank to Bend" at Winterthur on March 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Street is one of the world's leading snowdrop experts and the head nurseryman at Avon Bulbs in England.
Street will share his insights about snowdrops and how they became a worldwide phenomenon. Known for his passion for bulbs, Street will describe how snowdrops got his attention and why he developed a personal connection with this unique, delicate genus of plants.
He also will share a selection of bulbs that will complement any garden's snowdrops and discuss how Avon Bulbs nursery brings these sometimes temperamental flowers to market.
Registration for Street's lecture includes tours of the magnificent March Bank displays and access to specialist nurseries selling snowdrops and other winter interest plants. $10 Members. $20 nonmembers. Free for Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society (WGLS) and Garden Associate Members.
Background on 'Bank to Bend'
The annual "Bank to Bend" lecture is named for Winterthur's signature March Bank display of early bulbs and perennials. H.F du Pont and other family members used to look for the earliest bulbs on the slope to the north of the house, where the heart of this display occurs. They called the path along the slope "from bank to bend." The Winterthur Garden and Landscape Society (WGLS) underwrites this annual lecture and is responsible for funding the recent restoration of the March Bank. Visit winterthur.org for more information.
IF YOU GO
WHAT Alan Street lecture/celebration of delicate flowers
WHEN 11 a.m. Saturday, March 9
WHERE Copeland Lecture Hall, Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library, 5105 Kennett Pike, Wilmington
INFO winterthur.org or 888-4600