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Pop-Up Event: Self-Guided Tour of WynEden
Saturday, May 13, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM EDT
Category: Pop-Up Events

Wander in Wayne Guymon’s Wonderful Garden of WynEden

WynEden is widely recognized as one of the premier gardens of the Mid-Atlantic Region. This superb ten-acre garden is anchored by a pond and extensive collections of azalea, rhododendron and hosta. Wayne and Doris Guymon bought seven acres in 1997 and soon began the ongoing process of transforming and expanding the gardens; an additional three acres were acquired in 2016. The Guymons have created a harmony of color and texture with an overwhelming richness of plant material carefully managed to emphasize order and serenity.

The ten acres slope downward from the house to the main pond. The plantings around the main pond link in to those around a smaller pond and a system of waterfalls along Briton’s Run. WynEden’s extensive plant collections include more than 400 named varieties of hosta with 10,000 plants displayed in color groupings covering the long hill. The extensive azalea and rhododendron collection includes more than 7000 plants, a thousand of these are large, the balance being small to mid-size for an array of shapes and forms. The Asian area features a hand-dug pond, dry-stone walls, carved granite lanterns, and a large screening grove of carefully contained bamboo.

WynEden Garden

Under the shade of the mature trees in many areas of the garden thrive a stunning variety of plants from golden bleeding hearts to candelabra primroses and hellebores, from Jack-in-the-pulpits to exotic terrestrial orchids. With more than 4000 specimen plants, every part of the garden flows together with harmony and calming repetition. WynEden is a uniquely envisioned artistic achievement on a scale seldom seen in private gardens.

Please Note:  HPS/MAG thanks the Wilmington Garden Day organization for the use of their WynEden descriptions.

This is a self-guided tour. Wayne Guymon will be available to talk with attendees and to answer questions. While you are welcome to arrive anytime between 10:00 AM and Noon, you can easily fill three hours taking in all of WynEden. Please plan your arrival to allow yourself time to thoroughly enjoy the grounds.

Open to members and non-members. $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Maximum number of attendees is 50. Registration is required.

Click here to register.

Registration closes May 10th. Rain date is Saturday, May 20th.

Address and parking directions will be sent to all registrants in their confirmation email.

HPS/MAG COVID-19 PRACTICES AND POLICIES: All HPS/MAG In-Person Events shall be subject to all COVID-related requirements imposed by any state, local and/or federal agency. Guests and invitees should apprise themselves of any such requirements prior to attendance. All HPS/MAG In-Person Events shall also be subject to the COVID-related requirements, if any, of the garden host. All attendees must bring a mask for every In-Person Event, in case it is required.

Non-vaccinated attendees at events must sign a COVID waiver. Click here for the waiver. Please bring it with you to the event.

Contact: Dawn Freeman at [email protected]