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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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Magnolia virginiana 'Moon Glow' (sweetbay magnolia) evergreen in this zone 7 garden, 25'h 15'w, white lemon scented flowers in late spring, part to full sun, moist to wet acidic soils, species native to DE and much of the SE US, this cultivar selected for its tendency to be evergreen with more vigorous upright growth and slightly larger flowers

Missouri Botanical Garden webpage with more information on this plant.

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