Delaware Botanic Garden progressing toward fall 2019 opening

Dennis Forney | Cape Gazette | June 25, 2019

A temporary Visitors Center which will serve as a gateway to the gardens was opened for the first time during the Sip and Saunter event. It stands at the edge of the Oudolf Meadow Garden. DENNIS FORNEY PHOTO

A temporary Visitors Center which will serve as a gateway to the gardens was opened for the first time during the Sip and Saunter event. It stands at the edge of the Oudolf Meadow Garden. DENNIS FORNEY PHOTO

Delaware Botanic Garden showed off its Piet Oudolf-designed wildflower meadow to garden sponsors and partners in a Sip and Saunter event June 13.

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Delaware Botanic Gardens appoints new director of horticulture

Ray Sander congratulates Brian Trader on accepting Director of Horticulture position with Brent Baker, Carol McCloud and Sheryl Swed.

Ray Sander congratulates Brian Trader on accepting Director of Horticulture position with Brent Baker, Carol McCloud and Sheryl Swed.

June 6, 2019

Ray Sander, president of Delaware Botanic Gardens, announced that the board of directors has appointed Brian W. Trader, PhD, as the new DBG deputy executive director and director of horticulture effective Thursday, Aug. 1.

Sander said, “As we evolve from building a garden to operating a public garden, we knew that we needed to expand our talented team. With the addition of Brian Trader, we have a distinguished, professional horticultural leader to help guide DBG’s long-term growth.”

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Our Community - A Delaware Treasure Takes Form

Jeremy Tucker | Delaware Living | 2018

Picture by Ray Bojarski

Picture by Ray Bojarski

Delaware is reknowned for its picturesque beaches - our scenic waters have motivated thosunds of retirees to move to our area over the last decade.  The second smallest state will soon be known for something perhaps even more beautiful, an attrraction that will also draw vistitors to Sussex County.  A determined group of Delawarians plan to open the Delaware Botanic Gardens or DBG at Pepper Creek to the public in 2019 - it will be the first of its kind in the First State.

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