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.

Click on any of the photos for an enlarged view

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sassafras albidum (sassafras) deciduous tree, 30-50'h, showy yellow/green flowers in spring, orange/red/yellow fall color, full sun to part shade, female plants can bear dark blue fruit, native to DE and much of the eastern half of the US

Missouri Botanical Gardens webpage for more information about and photographs of this wonderful native tree.

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