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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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry) deciduous shrub, 4-6'h/w, moist soil, part to full sun, pink flowers in summer, glossy purple fruit in late summer/fall, flowers and fruit valuable to birds and butterflies, native to south east US

Floridata.com webpage has a photo of the glossy purple fruit that this small shrub yields.

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