Delaware Botanic Gardens delays season opening to April 17

March 16, 2020

Delaware Botanic Gardens canceled its March 17 preview celebration and postponed the opening of the 2020 season. March and early April events and programs are cancelled.

President Ray Sander said, “It is our hope that the current public health emergency might be sufficiently mitigated that we will be able to start the 2020 season Friday, April 17, with the Frolic in the Folly celebration. We would then be open to the public starting on Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19.”

Once open, the gardens’ normal schedule will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thursday to Sunday.

“DBG is a public garden created by our community for our community. Our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of our volunteers, staff and guests. While we are anxious to share the beauty of our gardens, the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic requires us to take steps to protect this community from the rapidly evolving national emergency,” said Sander. “We thank all of the members of the DBG community for their support and understanding. We will continue to keep you updated about our plans for the 2020 season.”


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