As Delaware Botanic Gardens prepares to open to the public Monday, Sept. 16, Mike Meoli, owner of 18 McDonald's restaurants in Delmarva, presented three professional first aid kits to botanic gardens board member Peter Carter. The kits will be placed in the garden’s welcome center and maintenance areas.
Meoli said, “We are pleased to support the Delaware Botanic Gardens, which will be a major Sussex County destination for Delmarva residents and visitors alike.”
Carter said, “We are so thankful for the Delmarva business supporters like Mike, and hope they shall continue that support in the years which follow.”
The Delaware Botanic Gardens are located at 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro.
The grand opening week hours are 9 a.m. to noon, Monday, Sept. 16, to Wednesday, Sept. 18.
The garden will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 19. A ribbon-cutting ceremony with Bethany-Fenwick Area Chamber of Commerce will be held at 1 p.m., Thursday.
To register for tours, go to www.delawaregardens.org/events.
The mission of the Delaware Botanic Gardens is to create an inspirational, educational and sustainable public garden in Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all. The Delaware Botanic Gardens celebrates the coastal plain with a sustainable garden that delights and educates visitors and inspires them to preserve Delmarva’s native landscape.