Meadow Garden - Final Planting

$18,125 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 151 people in 6 months
New plants arrive in June and new video is available

Ray Sander, President of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG)

We thank all our DBG members, volunteers, partners, and friends who contributed to our May Meadow Garden Phase II Campaign.  You truly made a difference to allow us to plant about 18,000 new herbaceous perennials 2-3 May in the Piet Oudolf Meadow Garden.

Now, we turn our attention to the final phase of some 34,000 plants and grasses to complete our Meadow Garden in late June.  Please click the “Donate Now” button to bring the meadow garden to life.  Please be generous!

This project is by every measure a legacy garden.  While it has attracted nationally and internationally renowned designers and highly respected engineering and construction experts, the project’s work force is drawn almost exclusively from dedicated “volunteer” garden stewards who live in the Delmarva Peninsula.

While the garden has been the beneficiary of several generous grants from leading regional foundations, the community here has been the source of priceless hours of in-kind donations of time and talent.  We need your help for us to achieve the reality of a flagship public garden on Pepper Creek.

The story of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) is the story of love for nature and a desire to reconnect our families with nature.  This new public garden is built from scratch.  It was started in 2012 by some local folks who decided to build the first public garden in the sands of coastal southern Delaware.

We have no major benefactor.  We created a non-profit organization before we even had any land.  Then, for $1 a year, the Sussex County Land Trust leased a 37-acre site on Pepper Creek near Dagsboro, DE to DBG.  The goal is to use 85% native plants, which will attract wildlife.

In addition to the 2-acre Meadow Garden, we have a 12-acre Woodland Garden with walking trails, and 1,000 feet of waterfront at Pepper Creek, a Wetland Outdoor Classroom, and the Folly Garden - all to be open to the public in 2019.

Please be generous.  Our goal is to plant the 34,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses in late June.  Thank you

Piet Oudolf receives a DE House of Representatives tribute from Rep. Ron Gray and US Sen. Tom Carper with members of the DBG Board looking on.
Photo by Ken Arni
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The latest video has been uploaded to our Meadow Garden Initiative GoFundMe page. Take a look at https://www.gofundme.com/DelawareBotanicGardens.
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New updated video coming soon!
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$18,125 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 151 people in 6 months
Funds raised will benefit:
Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc
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