Costuming THE CROWN at Winterthur Museum & Garden

Tuesday April 30, 2019  

$99pp - SOLD OUT!


DEPARTS: 8:00am from Colonial Nursery, 1124 West Front St, Lincroft.

Pick up at Park & Ride, 732-750 Hope Rd, Eatontown

ARRIVES: Winterthur Museum & Garden, Delaware at 10:30am

DEPARTS: Winterthur at 3:30PM


“Glamorous, memorable costumes as riveting as the drama in which they appear.” — Harper’s Bazaar

The Crown is a sweeping, sumptuous history lesson.”  — The Atlantic

From the dazzling gold of Queen Elizabeth’s coronation robe to the simple sophistication of Princess Margaret’s wedding dress, from the majesty of royal crowns and tiaras to the comfort of clothes worn in private family moments, Costuming THE CROWN will feature 40 iconic costumes from the beloved Emmy® award-winning Netflix series, a dramatized history of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

This intriguing exhibition provides a behind-the-scenes look at how costume design is used to create riveting drama and to re-create history. Explore the elegance and style of a bygone era by examining the extraordinary contributions of Emmy®- and BAFTA-winning designers Michele Clapton and Jane Petrie to seasons 1 and 2 of The Crown. Discover how costumes play a major role in storytelling and character development in this fictional portrayal of the British royal family that is sweeping the globe!


Winterthur's 1,000 acres encompass rolling hills, streams, meadows, and forests. Founder Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969) developed an appreciation of nature as a boy that served as the basis for his life's work in the garden. He selected the choicest plants from around the world to enhance the natural setting, arranging them in lyrical color combinations and carefully orchestrating a succession of bloom from late January to November. Du Pont translated his love of the land into a unified work of art that embodies a romantic vision of nature's beauty.

By April 30, Spring is in full bloom in the garden. At it’s center is the Sundial Garden, designed as an April garden by landscape architect Marian Coffin. This charming area originally was the site of the croquet lawn and tennis courts and today is filled with fragrant heirloom plants in shades of pink, white, and lavender forming concentric circles around the sundial.

In the garden, lavender flush of new lilac flowers combine with a sea of pinks and whites as spiraeas, rhododendrons, cherries, viburnums, and crabapples bloom. Virginia bluebells, and trilliums in full bloom, and dogwoods are just starting. In the Pinetum, the shade from the ancient evergreens is brightened by white spireas and pearlbushes and delicate pink royal azaleas. At the Quarry Garden, many bulbs are still flowering, and the primroses are just starting to show. Redbuds will delight you throughout the garden. Winterthur garden in spring is nothing short of spectacular - cameras are a must!


TICKETS: Are refundable up to 1 month before the trip. After this time tickets cannot be refunded.

WEATHER: This trip goes ahead in all weather. Please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes for walking through the garden.

YOUR DAY: On arrival at Winterthur’s Visitor’s Center, take a tram ride through the garden up to the House Museum. Our guided tour through the Winterthur home starts at 11:30am. After the one hour tour, you have free time to visit the Costuming THE CROWN, have lunch and explore more of the garden. Set your own schedule, but do allow yourself up to 1.5 hours for The Crown exhibit. Enjoy lunch at either the Garden Cafe (near the Visitor’s Center) or The Cottage Café in H. F. du Pont's Cottage. Both locations are open from 11am to 4pm. The bus departs from the Visitors Center at 3:30pm.

INCLUDES: Kirsty Dougherty as your host for the day; transportation on luxury Academy bus with restroom, wifi & power outlets; driver tip; entry to Winterthur Garden & Museum; garden tram tour; guided house tour; self guided tour of Costuming THE CROWN exhibit; free time for lunch and to explore the garden and museum; destination talk on the ride there; breakfast coffee & pastries; bottled water. Lunch is not included.

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