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

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Rhododendron maximum 'Roseum' (evergreen rhododendron) 8-12'h, pink flowers in June, part to full shade, moist well drained acidic soil, native in eastern US from Georgia to Maine

North Carolina State University webpage suggests that the flowers of rosebay rhododendron are attractive to butterflies and hummingbirds.

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