Meadow Garden Campaign

$12,960 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 114 people in 1 month
Ray Sander, President of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG)

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 volunteers 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.  So in 2012 some local folks 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 mainly native plants, which will attract wildlife.  We have a 12-acre woodland with walking trails, and 1,000 feet of waterfront at Pepper Creek.

The 2-acre Meadow Garden is the jewel in the crown of DBG.  It's designed by the internationally known Dutch designer, Piet Oudolf.  You can see it in the video.

Piet Oudolf (oudolf.com)

When done, this meadow garden will have over 70,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses.  Bear in mind, they will all be “hand planted” by our volunteers.

We need your financial support to buy 30,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses, which we will plant this spring.

So, as volunteers we have decided to ask others, who love nature and wildlife, to help us bring this garden to life.  Please join us and donate to our legacy garden.  For further information about the Delaware Botanic Gardens, including membership and volunteering go to  www.delawaregardens.org and facebook.com/delawaregardens.

Below is a sampling of plants that your donation will add to the Meadow Garden.

Amount     # Plants                    Plant Name
      $25              10              Monarda bradburiana
      $50              25              Liatris microcephala  
   $100              25              Schizachyrium ‘Standing Ovation’
   $250              40              Gentiana andrewsii
   $500            125             Penstemon ‘Shadow Mountain'
$1000            200             Muhlenbergia capillaris

Please be generous.  Our goal is to plant the 30,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses in April.  We need to raise $100,000 to do it.  Thank you!
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$12,960 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 114 people in 1 month
Funds raised will benefit:
Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc
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