Inspiring through beauty,
engaging through education


The Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek will be a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable
public botanic garden in southern Delaware, created for the benefit and enjoyment of all.


You know and love the beach.
Now come see what treasures lie along Delaware's Inland Bays.

Let's work together to Open the Garden Gates.

Help bring beautiful gardens to southern Delaware that you and your family and neighbors can enjoy. Become a member, donate, volunteer, or underwrite a specific part of the garden. 

Help our garden grow!

Our mission

photo by gregG tepper

photo by gregG tepper

Click on the link below to find out what lies ahead for the Delaware Botanic Gardens and the path it has taken to get here. Its mission, its vision, and its guiding values are all explained in this opening section. Read more and then make a commitment to join us in bringing these inspiring gardens to southern Delaware.

Our mission

Our gardens to be

Click on the link below to take a tour through the garden in progress—from the water features and the woodlands, to our planned visitor center (seen in the rendering above), out onto the lawn, into the meadow, then down to our boardwalk and landing fronting the picturesque Pepper Creek, which flows into Indian River Bay.

 A garden tour 

Our events

Photo by ann-margaret donato

Photo by ann-margaret donato

Click on the link below to learn more about events at the Delaware Botanic Gardens, which are already under way. Noted lecturers offer history and advice on a wide range of garden topics. Parties raise funds needed to Open the Garden Gates. And our annual fundraiser—a not-to-be missed farm dinner catered by SoDel Concepts—is always sold out to garden and food lovers.



Banner photograph: A view of Pepper Creek at sunrise, with the garden site on the left. Photograph © Ken Arni