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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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Cornus floridus 'Karen's Appalachian Blush' (dogwood) deciduous tree, 15-20'h and w, part shade, white flowers with pink edge in spring, species is native to much of the eastern US, this cultivar is a product of efforts by the University of Tennessee Knoxville to breed dogwoods resistant to anthracnose and powdery mildew, dark red fall color

This dogwood is located next to the gate closest to the tool shed on the Dutch House property and is in bloom now on April 20 2012.

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