Botanic Gardens offers 'The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants' Oct. 19

Gregg Tepper
October 11, 2013

Gregg Tepper will present “The Sensory Appeal of Native Plants” Saturday, Oct. 19 from noon to 2 p.m., at Lewes Public Library. This presentation is sponsored by the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens.

Gregg is Horticulturist at the Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, where he provides care and maintenance of the Woods Path, Meadow, Formal Gardens, Dogwood Path, Pond Garden, Rock Outcrop and Entrance Landscape gardens. He has been a native plant enthusiast for over 25 years, and has lectured extensively in the U.S. as well as at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and Wisley in England.

His specialty interests are ferns, lilies, irises and Trilliums. Gregg will discuss the unique ways in which Native Plants appeal to each of our senses: sight, smell, touch, taste, and even sound. Learn little-known facts, hear entertaining true stories, and see outstanding photographs of the wildflowers we love of the forest and field. A plant list will be available. The program is free to SDBG members and $17 for non-members.

The mission of the Southern Delaware Botanical Gardens is to create a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of the public. For more information go to