Welcome to this site in celebration of a beautiful new public garden in historic Old New Castle, Delaware. It is located behind The Dutch House at 32 East Third St, Old New Castle, DE 19720. Directions

The garden is home to over 200 different species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ferns and grasses. They are all North American native plants and almost every one is native to the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. Many are native to Delaware.

If you would like to schedule a guided tour, please contact The New Castle Historical Society at 302-322-2794.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Forest Pansy redbud

The heartwarming heartshaped leaves of Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' often show a yellow fall color. The deep pink spring flowers appear before the leaves emerge, the newly emerging foliage is a gorgeous deep and glossy burgundy and the dark grey bark is attractive all year. The tree is best sited with protection from full afternoon sun.


  1. I'll bet it's gorgeous in the spring! Such a nice fall color, too. It's great to have a tree with multiple seasons of interest!

  2. Welcome Indie, yes it is gorgeous in early spring. It has many deep rose pink flowers on the dark gray stems before the leaves come out. It might be fun to try to force stems into bloom in a vase of water in the house - like some do with forsythia and quince.