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, June 23, 2012

Asclepias tuberosa (butterfly weed) 1-2'h, orange flowers in summer, full sun, average to dry soil, attractive to butterflies, native to DE and much of central and eastern US

The United States Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources Conservation Service provide information on the many historic uses of this plant as medicine, food and fiber.

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