Delaware Botanic Gardens hosting family days in November

November 5, 2019

Delaware Botanic Gardens President Raymond Sander announced that children ages 6 to 17 will be admitted for a special half-price fee of $5 for family day Saturdays in November.

Children under 5 are admitted free. The first 10 children ages 6 to 12 to arrive will receive a free DBG custom T-shirt while supplies last.

The gardens are open from 9 a.m. to noon, Wednesday through Saturday until Saturday, Nov. 23.

For the last day of the season, hours will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 30.  At 1 p.m., guests are invited to enjoy a glass of holiday cheer with the DBG board, staff and volunteers.

There is still much to enjoy this fall as the two-acre Piet Oudolf Meadow of 70,000 plants and grasses goes deep into its fifth season. This is the time when perennials begin to rest for the winter.

The 12-acre Woodland Garden is in great autumn color with hundreds of hollies now prominently visible in the understory. Pepper Creek is running cold and brisk. The native grasses throughout the gardens dance to the rhythm of the wind. It is the gardens’ last hurrah before winter.

The gardens are located at 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro. To sign up for 10 a.m. guided tours, go to Tours are $10 per person plus admission.

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