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Delaware Botanic Gardens’ Sheryl Swed honored for leadership

December 5, 2018

Delaware Botanic Garden President Ray Sander announced that DBG Executive Director Sheryl Swed has been honored in the Annual Women in Business feature in the December issue of Delaware Today magazine.

Sander said, “Sheryl was selected as one of the 41 Delaware women leaders representing a wide range of business enterprises. It is a great honor for DBG and Sheryl to be included with these other outstanding leaders and their organizations.”

Carla Markell, Delaware Botanic Gardens Advisory Council chair, said, “Our state has many outstanding leaders who, by their dedication and commitment, make their organizations successful. I am particularly impressed with the outstanding group of women leaders recognized this year by Delaware Today. It is an honor to have worked with Sheryl in her role as executive director of the Delaware Botanic Gardens. This project is a great credit to our state, and Sheryl’s drive and determination are making it happen.”

Swed, a University of Delaware graduate, lives in Bethany Beach. She is a founding member of the DBG board, and was recognized by Delaware Today for her professional accomplishments, leadership and vision at the Delaware Botanic Gardens in Dagsboro.

Swed said, “I am grateful to members of the DBG board and to the many people who have helped to move this legacy garden forward. The project is a success because of all of us, not just any one of us. Creating the garden from scratch is a team effort. We are all pulling together to get us to our 2019 public opening.”

The 37-acre Delaware Botanic Gardens will open the garden gates to the public in September 2019.