St. Peter's to hold annual plant sale May 18

St. Peter's Weeders (l-r) Jean Richardson, Tracy Mulveny, Kim Biever, Ernie Soffronoff, Patty Soffronoff and Elaine Stone wear their gardening aprons as they prepare for the May 18 plant sale. SOURCE SUBMITTED
May 5, 2014

St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Lewes will hold a public plant sale from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday, May 18.

One of the oldest churches in America, St. Peter’s Church is on Second Street in downtown historic Lewes. The lovely church is surrounded by churchyard gardens filling an entire city block. There is a meditation garden, a shady resting garden, a prayer labyrinth and a host of flowering plants and trees scattered within an historic cemetery. All of this provides a beautiful, welcoming, year-round resting spot for visitors and congregation members.

Proceeds from this plant sale will fund new projects as well as enhance existing displays for this year. Past plant sales have funded the meditation garden, shade garden and spring bulb display.

The church depends on donations from the many talented gardeners in the congregation to provide the plants for sale. In the past, there have been annuals, vegetables, fruit trees, herbs, perennials, shrubs, ornamentals and bulbs among the many donations.

Back by popular acclaim, there will also be a Garden Boutique for all those non-plant items gardeners love so dearly. Shoppers can expect to find books, garden ornaments, decorative pots, custom-made birdhouses, garden tools and other garden-themed material. To inspire all the shoppers, professional baker Maureen Sutton will be providing her delicious pastries and coffee for the early birds.

For further information, contact St. Peter’s Church at 302-645-8479. To make donations, contact Tracy Mulveny at or Patty Soffronoff at


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