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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Friday, February 10, 2012

brick work in progress


Here is the work in process. The first step is to dig out enough dirt to allow for one-half to one inch of sand upon which to lay the bricks. In order to precisely level the sand, the area is framed on two sides with 2x4 lumber set so that the top is level with desired finished grade or top of bricks when set. Then another 2x4 is cut to correct length to span the framing and then notched the dimensions of one brick so that it can slide along the framing while smoothing the sand to desired level.

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