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

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Rosa setigera (climbing prairie rose) 6-15 long branches, pink flowers late spring/ summer, red hips late summer attractive to birds, part to full sun, native to much of central and eastern US

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center webpage states that this plant has special value to native bees and that many birds relish the showy red fruit.

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