2017 Sponsorships for Good Earth Market Annual Farm Dinner
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Sponsorships for Good Earth Market Annual Farm Dinner

This year's farm-to-table dinner provides members and friends of DBG a unique setting to connect and celebrate the partnership with Good Earth Market & Organic Farm and to advance plans to Open the Garden Gates in 2019.  

We hope to see you under the big tent!

Event Sponsors to Date

PRESENTING SPONSORS BLUE LUPINE
Bancroft Construction Company
Banks Wines & Spirits
Patti Drago & Rich Weissmann
George & Lynch Inc.
Pennoni Associates, Inc.
SoDel Concepts

GENTIAN SPONSORS
Coastal Tented Events
Good Earth Market & Organic Farm
L&W Insurance
Sussex County Land Trust

SUNFLOWER SPONSORS
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Barefoot Gardeners Club
Ron Bass & George Robbins
Glenn & Madolyn Dallas
Faith Denault
Dogfish Head Companies
Jamie & David Doane
David & Kathy Green
Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner, P.A.
Lew & Maureen Kilmer
Nicki & Vern Marten
Steve & Connie Parsons
Jane Rice
Serendipity Quilt Shop
Sheryl Swed & Raymond Sander

BIRD'S FOOT VIOLET SPONSORS
Larry & Margaret Brain
Burke Equipment Company
Peter Carter
Jen & Scott Edmonston
Envirotech Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Fulton Bank
Minuteman Press
Yorkston Consulting

SWAMP PINK SPONSORS
Blue Skies Farm
Coastal Point
Ruth Rogers Clausen
Ruth Craig Haggerty
Salon on Central
Jane Van Remoortere

Sponsorship Opportunities
PRESENTING SPONSORS BLUE LUPINE  |  $5,000
-  6 Tickets with reserved seating
-  Business Logo/Individual name above the event banner
-  Business logo with link/Individual name on the DBG web site
-  Business logo/Individual name in program
-  Business logo/Individual name in thank-you ad in local paper and on Facebook

GENTIAN SPONSORS  |  $2,500
-  4 Tickets with reserved seating
-  Business logo with link/Individual name on the DBG web site
-  Business logo/Individual name in program
-  Business logo/Individual name in thank-you ad in local paper and on Facebook

SUNFLOWER SPONSORS|  $1,000
-  2 Tickets with reserved seating
-  Name on the DBG web site
-  Name in program
-  Name in thank-you ad in local paper and on Facebook

BIRD'S FOOT VIOLET SPONSORS|  $500
-  1 Ticket
-  Name on the DBG web site
-  Name in program
-  Name in thank-you ad in local paper

SWAMP PINK SPONSORS|  $250
-  Name on the DBG web site
-  Name in program
-  Name in thank-you ad in local paper

Become a Farm Dinner Sponsor
to Benefit Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG)

2017 Good Earth Farm Dinner Sponsors
from 250.00
Amount:
Quantity:
I'M IN!

If you would prefer to pay by check download the "Farm Dinner Form" .
Can't join us for the fun, but would like to make a donation,
go to the Join us page of this web site. All sponsorships, ticket sales and donations will help us
OPEN THE GARDEN GATES in 2019!

 

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2017 Tickets for Good Earth Market Farm Dinner
Sep
28
6:00pm 6:00pm

2017 Tickets for Good Earth Market Farm Dinner

10th Annual Farm Dinner Planned for You 

Join us as we gather for the Good Earth Market & Organic Farm's 10th annual farm-to-table dinner — a major fundraiser for Delaware Botanic Gardens. Enjoy the evening in a beautiful open-air setting, sipping wine while dining in view of the fields where your food is grown. 

New for This Year – America’s Native Spirit for Delaware’s Native Garden

Banks Wine and Spirits, one of DBG’s most loyal and generous supporters, is offering a new feature during this year’s Farm Dinner.  Ted Banks will host a great Bourbon Tasting event featuring four single barrel bourbons including Basil Hayden, Maker’s Mark 46, Knob Creek and the Banks personally selected private Knob Creek barrel from Kentucky. Our Farm Dinner attendees can sample these great offerings as straight or mixed during the Cocktail Hour.

Come join us as we sip Bourbon for the Botanic!!

 

 

 

Farm-to-Table
 

Dinner

Hope to see you under the big tent!

Once again the dinner will be catered by Plate Catering of SoDel Concepts. Chef Ronnie Burkle, a member of the DBG's advisory council, has designed the menu to ensure a seasonal farm-fresh experience.

Cocktails 6:00  Passed hours d'oeuvres

Cured & Smoked Indian River Bluefish / Confit of Quail / Lionfish Ceviche /
Grilled Spanish Octopus / Grilled Chicken Sausage Biscuit

Three bars open during the cocktail hour, one serving our signature
Farm Dinner drink — Black Eyed Susan

Dinner 7:00  Family-style

SALAD
Backyard Heirloom Tomato & Late Summer Greens
Patio Basil / Farm Cheese / Fried Capers / Vidalia Onion / Oil & Vinegar

SIDES
Grilled Corn & Peach Salad
Poblano Pepper / Shave Red Lion / Patio Herbs / Honey Cider Vinaigrette
Heirloom Marble Potato Salad
Bacon / Onion / Celery / Patio Herbs / Mayo / Mustard

ENTREES
Buttermilk Fried Chicken
Secret Recipe
Delaware Crab Cake
Mustard tartar sauce/Lemon

DESSERTS
Mixed Berry Cobbler
Honey Whipped Mascarpone Cheese / Patio Peppermint


Event Sponsors to Date

PRESENTING SPONSORS BLUE LUPINE
Bancroft Construction Company
Banks Wines & Spirits
Patti Drago & Rich Weissmann
George & Lynch Inc.
Pennoni Associates, Inc.
SoDel Concepts

GENTIAN SPONSORS
Coastal Tented Events
Good Earth Market & Organic Farm
L&W Insurance
Sussex County Land Trust

SUNFLOWER SPONSORS
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt
Barefoot Gardeners Club
Ron Bass & George Robbins
Glenn & Madolyn Dallas
Faith Denault
Dogfish Head Companies
Jamie & David Doane
David & Kathy Green
Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner, P.A.
Lew & Maureen Kilmer
Nicki & Vern Marten
Steve & Connie Parsons
Jane Rice
Serendipity Quilt Shop
Sheryl Swed & Raymond Sander

BIRD'S FOOT VIOLET SPONSORS
Larry & Margaret Brain
Burke Equipment Company
Peter Carter
Jen & Scott Edmonston
Envirotech Environmental Consulting, Inc.
Fulton Bank
Minuteman Press
Yorkston Consulting

SWAMP PINK SPONSORS
Blue Skies Farm
Coastal Point
Ruth Rogers Clausen
Ruth Craig Haggerty
Salon on Central
Jane Van Remoortere


UR DINNER PARTNERS
Fine Wines provided by Banks Wines & Spirits
Beer provided by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Tent by Coastal Tented Events

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES
Music by Kevin Brennan
Painting by John Donato
Sharing the  Delaware Botanic Gardens Master Plan
Challenge Match Appeal

We also invite you to become a Sponsor of the
Annual Good Earth Market Farm Dinner.
Can't join us for the fun, but would like to make a donation go to the Join us
page of this web site. All sponsorships, ticket sales and donations will help us
OPEN THE GARDEN GATES in 2019!

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Piet Oudolf Lecture and Reception - SOLD OUT
Sep
8
3:00pm 3:00pm

Piet Oudolf Lecture and Reception - SOLD OUT

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Piet Oudolf, world-renowned Dutch meadow designer, nurseryman and author, is best known for the High Line in New York City.  Piet will visit Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) for a Lecture and Reception. Commissioned to create a two-acre Meadow at DBG, Piet will be guiding the planting of the first part of the meadow at the garden site during the first week of September.  Lecture attendees will also enjoy a sneak preview of an upcoming documentary by Tom Piper about Piet Oudolf.  A limited number of Piet’s book Hummelo:  A Journey Through a Plantsman’s Life will be available for purchase.

Event Sponsors to Date

PRESENTING Sponsor
Dogfish Head Brewery

AMSONIA Sponsor
Barefoot Gardeners Club
London Landscapes LLC

ECHINACEA Sponsor
Cindy Galli
Hoffman Nursery, Inc
Thomas Piper
Robinson Anderson Summers, Inc.
Sussex County Land Trust
99 Sea Level

RUDBECKIA Sponsor
Anonymous
Babikow Greenhouses
Ron Bass & George Robbins
Kurt Bluemel, Inc.
Cavano's Perennials, Inc.
Delaware Federation of Garden Clubs
Henry & Marcia DeWitt
David & Jamie Doane
George & Lynch Inc.
Jordan Honeyman Landscape Architecture, LLC
Kate & Bunky Markert
New Moon Nursery
NorthCreek Nurseries
Patti Drago & Rich Weissmann
Raymond Sander & Sheryl Swed

ASTER Sponsor
Bancroft Construction Company
Doreen Bender
Coastal Point
Good Earth Farm & Market
John & Carol McCloud
Douglas Mearns
Pennoni, Inc.
Scott Arboretum of Swathmore College
Southern Sussex Rotary Club

Friday, September 8
SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES, LECTURE AND RECEPTION TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT. The Wait List is Closed.
LECTURE  |  3:00-5:00 PM  |  $45.00
Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes DE 19958
RECEPTION  |  6:00 - 8:00 PM  |  $200.00
Dogfish Head Inn, 105 Savannah Road, Lewes DE 19958

Lecture Sponsorship Opportunities
ECHINACEA SPONSOR  |  $2,000
-  4 Tickets to the Lecture
-  Recognition in the printed program, Mention in the press release
-  Signed copy of Piet's Hummelo:  A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life
RUDBECKIA SPONSOR  |  $1,000
-  2 Tickets to the Lecture
-  Recognition in the printed program, Mention in the press release
-  Signed copy of Piet's Hummelo:  A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life
ASTER SPONSOR  |  $500
-  1 Ticket  to the Lecture
-  Recognition in the printed program
-  Signed copy of Piet's Hummelo: A Journey Through a Plantsman's Life

LECTURE AND RECEPTION SPONSORSHIP AND TICKETS
from 45.00
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Master plan presentation in Bethany Beach
Apr
22
4:30pm 4:30pm

Master plan presentation in Bethany Beach

NOTE: The lecture by Sam Droege originally scheduled for this time has been postponed because he has been asked to participate in the Scientists' march in Washington, D.C. 

NOTE NEW TIME FOR THIS PRESENTATION!

Join us for this Earth Day event—a virtual walk-through of the garden-to-be.

A master plan presenting a detailed vision for the Delaware Botanic Gardens has been prepared by Robinson Anderson Summers, Inc., noted landscape architects in Wilmington, Delaware. Officials of DBG, including Raymond Sander, Sheryl Swed, and Gregg Tepper, will explain this plan in detail for lecture attendees. 

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Master plan presentation in Wilmington
Mar
30
6:30pm 6:30pm

Master plan presentation in Wilmington

A master plan presenting a detailed vision for the Delaware Botanic Gardens in Sussex County has been prepared by Robinson Anderson Summers, Inc., noted landscape architects in Wilmington, Delaware.

The public is invited to attend the release of the 32-page plan, to be held on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. and hosted by the Delaware Nature Society at its Ashland Nature Center, 3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707.  Rodney Robinson, FASLA, LEED AP, and Allan Summers, RLA, LEED AP, key principals of RAS on the project, will provide an illustrated lecture on the garden’s scope and attractions.

The event is open to the public without charge. Refreshments at 6:30 p.m. and lecture at 7:00 p.m.

Please Rsvp to DBG Executive Director Sheryl Swed at sherylswed@delawaregardens.org or call 202-262-9856.

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Deer-resistant native perennials
Feb
25
10:00am10:00am

Deer-resistant native perennials

Deer browsing has become one of the major problems deterring gardeners from growing ornamentals of all kinds. Choosing plants that deer find unpalatable is perhaps the best defense against browsing, without depending on expensive fences or regular spraying with deer deterrents. This talk highlights some native perennials that deer do not find appealing.

Ruth Rogers Clausen has taught and written extensively about perennials, bulbs, garden design, and other horticultural topics. Her books include Perennials for American Gardens (coauthored with Nicolas H. Ekstrom), Dreamscaping, 50 Beautiful Deer-Resistant Plants, and Essential Perennials (coauthored with Thomas Christopher).

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Wine dinner at Lupo Italian Kitchen
Dec
15
6:30pm 6:30pm

Wine dinner at Lupo Italian Kitchen

Join us for this dinner at Lupo Italian Kitchen to benefit the Delaware Botanic Gardens. This monthly charity dinner features four courses paired with four wines. Bin 66 supplies the wines for the event; wines ordered that evening will return 10% of the sales to the garden.

Doors open at 6:00 p.m., with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m. 

Price is $50 + gratuity, of which $5 will go to the Delaware Botanic Gardens.  

Each dinner guest is given one raffle ticket on entry for a door prize. Between the third and fourth courses, additional tickets will be sold. Donations of door prizes are welcome. The more raffle tickets guests buy, the more money raised for the garden.

For reservations, call 302-226-2240 or email meghan@sodelconcepts.com.

Menu

1st: Fall Lettuces & Greens, Apple, Jicama, Pear, Almond
Ruffino, Sparkling Rose, Italy NV
 
2nd: Spaghetti, Confit Tuna, Leeks, Pine Nuts
Mark West, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR 2013
 
3rd: Roasted Leg of Lamb, Italian Soffritto, Anson Mills Italian Polenta, Parmesan
Simi, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA 2013
 
4th: Chef's Selection of Artisanal Cheeses Accompanied with Jams, Mostarda,
and Candied Nuts
Ruffino, Orvieto, Umbria, Italy 2014

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Ceremonial groundbreaking
Dec
1
10:00am10:00am

Ceremonial groundbreaking

Join with Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell, chair of DBG's Advisory Council, as they launch the first phase of the Delaware Botanic Gardens. Come for a tour and refreshments beginning at 10:00, then meet and mingle with other garden supporters before the presentation at 11:30.

Directions to the DBG site. At the corner of Main Street and Piney Neck Road in Dagsboro, turn east onto Piney Neck Road (look for Porto restaurant at this corner). Travel approximately 1.5 miles to the garden site, then past the DBG sign turn right at the woods edge.

Rsvp kellysheridan@delawaregardens.org

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Lessons from a new garden
Oct
29
1:00pm 1:00pm

Lessons from a new garden

Holly Shimizu

Having recently designed and developed a Delaware Garden with her husband, Osamu Shimizu, a garden designer, Holly will focus on lessons learned and how her approach to gardening has changed over time. Along with some good horticultural guidance, she will examine questions: What makes a great garden? How do we create garden spaces that are sanctuaries? How can we blend stewardship practices into our own horticultural endeavors?

Holly Shimizu is a nationally recognized, award-winning horticulturist who has worked in many parts of the world. Currently she is involved in helping restore the Wilson Botanical Garden in Costa Rica. She is on the board of directors of the American Horticultural Society, Friends of the National Arboretum, and Advisory Council of the Delaware Botanic Gardens. For more than fourteen years she was the executive director of the United States Botanic Garden, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Please note the starting time change to 1:00. The lecture and Q&A period will last about two hours. This is a great opportunity to visit the new Lewes Library.

All lectures of the Delaware Botanic Gardens are free.

Contact: Peggie Ravida, peggie4peppers@aol.com, 301-461-6985

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Embracing the regional landscape
Sep
24
10:00am10:00am

Embracing the regional landscape

An artist who works with perennial plants, Donald Pell calls his gardens “impressionistic models of regional landscapes.” Understanding the biology of specific plants and how they integrate into any given landscape is the key to programming these gardens. He will discuss how cool- and warm-season plants are selected to stabilize soils and create desirable compositions. The role of ephemeral plants in building desirable seed banks while a garden is evolving will be examined.

Donald Pell is the founder and principal landscape designer for Donald Pell Gardens in southeastern Pennsylvania. With more than twenty years in the industry, he is known for creating immersive gardens that embrace place and evoke the inherent beauty of the regional landscape.

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Farm dinner sponsorships
Sep
15
6:01pm 6:01pm

Farm dinner sponsorships

Help support the Delaware Botanic Gardens by becoming a sponsor of this popular event. Several categories offer free tickets to the dinner, held under a tent at Good Earth Farm. For businesses, this is a great opportunity to publicly show your support for this project, which will bring visitors, jobs, and income to Delaware. For individuals, the annual dinner provides a chance to help build a garden that will showcase sustainable environmental practices.

Gentian Sponsor $2,500

4 tickets to event | Company banner on the event tent | Company logo on the DBG web site with link | Company logo in event program | Company logo in thank-you ad in local paper

Sunflower Sponsor $1,000

2 tickets to event | Name on the DBG web site with link | Name in event program | Name in thank-you ad in local paper

Bird’s Foot Violet Sponsor $500

Name on the DBG web site with link | Name in event program Name in thank-you ad in local paper  

Swamp Pink Sponsor $250

Name on the DBG web site | Name in event program | Name in thank-you ad in local paper  

Select your preferred amount below, then press "I'm in!," click on your cart, and complete your sponsorship. Thank you!

2016 Good Earth Farm Dinner Sponsors
Amount:
Quantity:
I'M IN!

Sunflower Sponsors | $1,000

Ron Bass and George Robbins
Glenn and Madolyn Dallas
Patti Drago and Rich Weissmann
David and Kathy Green
Jefferson, Urian, Doane & Sterner
Sheryl J. Swed and Raymond J. Sander

Bird's Foot Violet Sponsors | $500

Bethany Beach Ocean Suites
Paul and Faith Denault
Dogfish Head Brewery  
Fulton Bank
Lake/Flato Architects
Jane Rice
Serendipity Quilt Shop 
Gregory Tepper and Joseph O'Brien
Yorkston Consulting

Swamp Pink Sponsors | $250

Ken and Lisa Arni
Baird Mandalas Brockstedt, LLC
Barefoot Gardeners
Beach Pilates and Wellness
Blue Skies Farm
Peter E. Carter
Clayton Theatre
Delmarva Sedation Dentistry
Denney Lighting & Design
Donald E. Dillon, M.D. (Retired)
Paul and Sharon Dillon
Gallery One, LLC
Gardeners by the Sea
Nancy Hoffman
Lew and Maureen Killmer
Law Offices of D. Stephen Parsons
Janet and Steve Point
Michael E. Riska and Angie Dunson
Salon on Central

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Good Earth Market farm dinner
Sep
15
6:00pm 6:00pm

Good Earth Market farm dinner

Sold out!

THIS YEAR'S DINNER IS NOW SOLD OUT! THANKS TO ALL WHO ARE MAKING THIS EVENT A GREAT SUCCESS. It's not too late to become a dinner sponsor; see the following entry.

The presenting sponsors of the 2016 dinner are Bancroft Construction Company, Banks Wines & Spirits, Piet Oudolf, Pennoni Associates Inc., and Robinson Anderson Summers, Inc. Landscape Architects. We thank them for their continuing generosity toward the garden.

This year's farm-to-table dinner will once again be catered by Plate Catering of SoDel Concepts. Chef Ronnie Burkle, a member of the garden's advisory council, has designed the menu to ensure a seasonal farm-fresh experience.

Spirits, wine, and beer will be served, including fine wines from Banks Wines & Spirits and our signature orange crush, provided by Dogfish Head.

CORPORATE PARTNERS

Fine wines provided by Banks Wines & Spirits

Dinner provided by Plate Catering | Ronnie Burkle, Director of Operations, SoDel Concepts

Beer and signature cocktail provided by Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Tent by Coastal Tented Events


SPECIAL ACTIVITIES

Silent auction of donated services and items for home and garden

Showing of a new video on the Delaware Botanic Gardens

Release of a new site plan for the garden

Music by Kevin Brennan, Knuckleheads

We also welcome you to become a sponsor (see the following entry) or to make a donation on the Join us page of this web site. All donations and ticket sales will count toward a match for a Longwood Foundation grant.

We hope to see you under the big tent!

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Oceanfront wine dinner
May
12
6:30pm 6:30pm

Oceanfront wine dinner

COME TOAST THE GARDEN—AND HELP US GROW!

Enjoy a four-course dinner with carefully selected wine pairings—then 99 Sea Level will donate part of each dinner cost to the Delaware Botanic Gardens.

THURSDAY, MAY 12   |  6:30 P.M.  |  JUST $39.99 INCLUDING WINE

 

Call 99 Sea Level at 302-539-0299 to reserve your place for this unique dinner.

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Cocktails on the ocean
Apr
30
5:00pm 5:00pm

Cocktails on the ocean

  • 39623 Seacolt Lane Bethany Beach, DE, 19930 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

COCKTAILS ON THE OCEAN

IS SOLD OUT!

JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT EVENT

APRIL 30, 2016 | 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
$100 per guest

Hors d’oeuvres by Taste Events
Matt Cornelius, Executive Chef

39623 Seacolt Lane, North Bethany (east of Route One)
Please share rides, as parking is limited

This spectacular oceanfront home offers an incomparable spot to toast the emerging garden and visit with other supporters while enjoying the seaside breezes. Many thanks to our host, Chuck Coltman.

Select below the number of guests who will attend, then click on the button to add this purchase to your shopping cart and check out. The deadline for receipt of orders is April 24.

To pay by mail, please send your check, payable to the Delaware Botanic Gardens, to P.O. Box 1390, Ocean View, DE 19930. It must be received by April 20.

The Delaware Botanic Garden estimates that donations received in excess of $40 per person are deductible in accordance with IRS regulations.

Your tax receipt will serve as confirmation of your reservation in lieu of a printed ticket.

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Edible and medicinal wild plants
Apr
16
10:30am10:30am

Edible and medicinal wild plants

Learn about the edible and medicinal uses of wild plants of our forests, fields and backyards. This presentation focuses on native and naturalized local plants and how they have been used for food and medicine, including plants traditionally used as folk remedies and by Native Americans. 

Dr. Susan Yost is a botanist and an ecologist. From 2001 to 2014, she was the educator at the Claude E. Phillips Herbarium at Delaware State University, where she did educational outreach, worked with the herbarium's collection of 150,000 pressed plants, and taught botany courses in the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Free

Please note that the first half hour will be occupied by the annual meeting of the Delaware Botanic Gardens, an opportunity to learn about its progress.

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Creating a lively garden
Feb
20
10:30am10:30am

Creating a lively garden

  • Enrichment Center, East Coast Nursery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Daryl Kobesky will highlight various plants that present multiseason interest (including flowers, bark, fall color, and fruit) to help extend the gardening season and enrich garden wildlife habitat. He will discuss the importance of understanding each plant’s requirements for exposure and soil conditions and whether the plant has deer resistance. 

He is now production manager at Pleasant Run Nursery in Allentown, New Jersey, raising more than 1,200 cultivars. He has cotaught plant and design courses at Rutgers in its Continuing and Professional Education Department.  

Free

 

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Great hardy native ferns for the garden
Oct
17
10:30am10:30am

Great hardy native ferns for the garden

Join DBG’s director of horticulture, Gregg Tepper, to celebrate one of the best groups of plants for the shade garden—ferns. This lecture features native fern identification, growth habits, culture, and an enlightening discussion of the best companion plants. Learn the redeeming qualities that make ferns a pleasure to grow and earn them a place of honor in your garden.  

A professional horticulturist, lecturer, consultant and lifelong native plant enthusiast, Gregg worked at Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, where he held the positions of horticulturist, woods path horticulturist, and director of horticulture. He has lectured on native plants extensively in the United States as well as at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Wisley in Great Britain. He volunteers annually as a horticulture passer at the Philadelphia International Flower Show and cochairs the Watering Committee. 

Free 

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Wild and neat: Native plants that bridge the gap between horticulture and ecology
Sep
26
10:30am10:30am

Wild and neat: Native plants that bridge the gap between horticulture and ecology

So you think natives are weedy and messy? This lecture by Claudia West debunks this myth and explores the aesthetic value of native plants in modern-day landscape situations. You’ll be fascinated by the range of landscape styles and functional plantings created with our native flora. Numerous design examples and plant combinations demonstrate the beauty, diversity, and functionality created with regionally appropriate plants. We will explore how native species grow in the wild and translate this knowledge into powerful design principles for your landscape.

Claudia West is planting designer and ecological sales manager at North Creek Nurseries, a wholesale perennial grower in Landenberg, Pennsylvania. 

Free

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Good Earth Market farm dinner
Sep
3
6:00pm 6:00pm

Good Earth Market farm dinner

Some 125 guests and Governor Jack Markell and First Lady Carla Markell, chair of our Advisory Council, gathered under a festive tent for this annual fundraiser for the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Good Earth Farm, Ocean View, Delaware. They enjoyed a fabulous dinner of locally grown foods prepared by Matt Haley's SoDel Concepts, a cocktail hour, a silent auction. The event quickly sold out.

For more photographs by Ann-Margaret Donato, please see News/In the news.

 

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