Celebrate Spring with DBG

For immediate release March 2, 2018

Gardeners are beginning to get their boots wet, as they survey their slowly waking gardens.  The early daffodils are up. Gardeners everywhere will soon be planting.  On a larger scale, that’s what’s happening at the new Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) at Pepper Creek.

Gregg Tepper, DBG Director of Horticulture, observed, “With warmer temperatures arriving and increasing day length, I’m seeing many of the perennials planted last year in the Meadow Garden beginning to break the soil surface showing that spring will soon be here.”

The 2-acre Meadow Garden, designed by internationally known Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf is the jewel in the crown of DBG. When completely planted, this garden will have 70,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses.

DBG needs support for its next spring planting of 30,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses, which our volunteers will lovingly “hand plant” in late April-early May.

Ray Sander, President of Delaware Botanic Garden (DBG) said, “We call on our Delmarva neighbors and friends to support the second phase of the planting of the Piet Oudolf Meadow Garden.”

A www.gofundme.com/DelawareBotanicGardens has been set up for those wishing to contribute to the purchase of plants for the Meadow Garden.

The mission of the Gardens is to create an inspirational, educational, and sustainable public garden in Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all. The Delaware Botanic Gardens will celebrate the coastal plain with a sustainable garden that delights and educates visitors and inspires them to preserve Delmarva’s native landscape.

Further information on the Delaware Botanic Gardens, including membership, and volunteering go to www.delawaregardens.org and www.facebook.com/delawaregardens.

Sedum in the Folly Garden
by Ray Borjarski