Welcome to Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek!
Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek (Southern Delaware Botanic Gardens, Inc.), strives to exalt Nature’s beauty, to delight and educate visitors, and to study and preserve Delmarva’s natural ecosystems through the creation of a unique, sustainable, accessible world-class garden for the benefit of the public.
Our Story in Brief
Delaware Botanic Gardens is the answer to a longstanding need. The Delmarva region has never had a flagship public botanic garden to serve the peninsula’s 680,000 residents and 22,500,000 yearly visitors. Now the seeds have been planted to bring just such a garden to full fruition. The chosen site is wonderfully located on the gently rolling, verdant, sandy coastal plain where it slopes to a broad, navigable tidal creek flowing to the Atlantic Ocean. Discovering this spot was a dream come true.
Delaware Botanic Gardens grows! We are a volunteer non-profit organization with a mission to create exceptional, beautiful, educational, and sustainable public botanic gardens in southern Delaware for the enjoyment of all. We will bring the power of gardens to enrich our lives, make us happy, improve our health, teach us, and connect us to nature. Our gardens will be unique and a place to celebrate life. Our Board of Directors includes diverse, talented expertise for this Mission.
The site at Pepper Creek.
From inception in January 2012, membership and support has grown daily. We envision, and have public, political and press support for, founding a large public flagship garden with a conservatory, visitor and nature centers, children’s garden, wildflower meadow and labyrinth, so that Delmarva becomes a garden lovers’ paradise. If you wish to do something of lasting good in this world, help us found a public botanic garden. Help us and watch it happen!