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

Spiraea alba (white meadowsweet) deciduous shrub, 3-6'h, dry to wet soil, part to full sun, white/pink flowers in summer, attractive to birds and butterflies, native to DE

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
webpage states that this plant has special value to native bees and that it is the larval food and nectar source for the spring azure butterfly.

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