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

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)2-3'h, full-part sun, moist-wet soil, blue/violet flower late spring/early summer, native to mid Atlantic and northeast regions of the US

NorthCreek Nurseries webpage states that hummingbirds are attracted to this beautiful flower. They also relate that some Native American tribes used parts of this plant as protection from rattlesnake bites.

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