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

Photo by Gregg tepper

Photo by Gregg tepper

Click on the link below to see our working site plan for the gardens and to take a tour through the components we envision—from the water features and the woodlands, through the specialty gardens and into the meadow, all the way down to our boardwalk and landing fronting the picturesque Pepper Creek.

 A garden tour 

Our events

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. 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: Pepper Creek winds around the site's wetlands. Photograph by Michael Zajic