A New Wave of Delaware Gardens

Oct 11, 2019 07:00am -
Oct 11, 2019 05:00pm
Southern Delaware

Event Description

Region II Regional Meeting | Southern Delaware
A New Wave of Delaware Gardens 
Friday, October 11 | 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Participants in this program will learn about a newly opened botanic garden in Region 2 (officially opens on September 12). The new Delaware Botanic Garden’s mission is “to create a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all.” Attendees will also visit local, private gardens and learned about gardening challenges in the unique Delmarva coastal climate. Some surprises and additional stops may be added – stay tuned!

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8:00-9:00 AM

Baywood Greens

Check-in and coffee/donuts and badge/goody-bag pick-up. Brief greeting/remarks by Joya Parsons. Landscape Supervisor, Baywood Greens touring of grounds

9:00 AM

Depart to Delaware Botanic Garden

9:30 AM

Arrive at Delaware Botanic Garden

9:30-10:00 AM

Gather at the new Delaware Botanic Garden and for a talk on the new landscape and grounds by Brian Trader, DBG Director of Horticulture

10:00-11:30 AM

Guided Tour or own your own tour of grounds of Delaware Botanic Garden

11:30 AM

Depart Delaware Botanic Garden and head to Good Earth

12:00 PM

Arrive at Good Earth Market & Restaurant

12:00-1:15 PM

Lunch at Good Earth Market & Restaurant

Brief business meeting and raffles, followed by a tour of their kitchen garden and shopping at the market. ​

1:15 PM

Depart to Inland Bays Garden Center

1:30 PM

Arrive at Inland Bays Garden Center (shop)

2:15 PM

Depart Inland Bays Garden Center

3:00 PM

Arrive at Lewes, DE, private garden 1 - Holly Shimizu 

3:30 PM

Depart Lewes, DE, private garden 1

3:45 PM

Arrive at Lewes, DE, private garden 2 - Mike Zajic/Mill Pond Garden

4:45 PM

Depart Lewes, DE, private garden 2

5:05 PM 
Arrive at Boggan garden - remaining raffle prizes/socializing/light refreshments
6:15 PM 

Depart Boggan garden

6:30 PM 

BONUS dinner gathering** location TBD

Things to know

  • This group dinner is dutch-treat and not part of the official program, but some folks will want to stay a bit to avoid the worst of rush-hour traffic and others may be choosing to spend the Friday night in the area.
  • Car-pooling is highly recommended. Parking is free at all the locations, but limited at a few of them.
  • There may be a cocktail party/dinner gathering on Thursday evening as a bonus for those who are in the area or plan to arrive early to stay on Thursday night for the event.
  • For those who stay over Friday night, a group will converge on Peppers Greenhouse then perhaps have brunch together in Milton, DE, before heading home.

Event Type:Social
Early registration ends on Sep 14, 2019.
Regular registration starts on Sep 15, 2019 and ends on Sep 30, 2019.
Late registration starts on Oct 01, 2019.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $50.00$60.00$75.00
Non-Member Fee: $85.00$95.00$105.00