Let's work together to bring beautiful gardens
to southern Delaware

The Delaware Botanic Gardens has made significant progress because of the generosity of numerous donors and founding members. For the Open the Garden Gates campaign, donations of all sizes are needed:

  • One-time gifts to help the garden buy plants, trees, and other needed items

  • Pledges paid monthly, quarterly, semiannually, or annually over several years

  • Gifts in honor or in memory of a family member or a friend

  • Naming opportunities for various features of the garden

  • Contributions that advertise a business’s community support

Donations are an excellent way to give back to your community and support public programs and the operational expenses of the Delaware Botanic Gardens. More are needed to assist the development and construction of this first public botanic garden on southern Delmarva. We need your help for a garden to grow—more so now than any other time.

The Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc., EIN-32-0371538,
is recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt, charitable organization.
All or part of your gift may be deductible as a charitable contribution.
Please check with your tax adviser.

Click for 501 (c)(3) tax-exemption certificate           Click for 501 (c)(3) affirmation letter

Recognition Levels

Annual Giving

Great White Oak$100,000 and above
American Holly$50,000 to $99,999
Atlantic White Cedar$25,000 to $49,999
Loblolly Pine$10,000 to $24,999
Sweet Gum$5,000 to $9,999
Sassafras$1,000 to $4,999
Juniperup to $999

Planned Giving

Great Cypress Guild - Membership for deferred or planned gifts

Cumulative Giving

Flowering Dogwood Society - Membership for cumulative giving in excess of $100,000

American Chestnut Circle - Membership for cumulative giving in excess of $10,000

Thank you for giving this year and for all you do to help this garden grow.
Together we can make it happen.

Click on the button below to make a donation
in any amount. Thank you!

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To donate by check

Please complete this form and click Submit. Then mail your check to
Delaware Botanic Gardens
P.O. Box 1390, Ocean View, DE 19970

Make checks payable to Delaware Botanic Gardens

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Banner photograph: The annual Good Earth Farm Dinner has been one of the garden's largest fundraisers, bringing in donations from individuals and businesses throughout our region. In 2015 special guests included Carla Markell, chair of DBG's Advisory Council, and her husband, Governor Jack Markell, at center. Flanking them are Sheryl Swed, Susan Ryan, David Ryan, and Raymond J. Sander. Photograph by Ann-Margaret Donato, courtesy Good Earth Farm and Organic Market