Orchid Extravaganza

Mar 27, 2015 - Mar 29, 2015

On View Now Through March 29 Winter is anything but cold, dreary, and snowy in our Gardens. Step inside our warm 4-acre Conservatory. Breathe in fresh air and see how our horticulture expertise shines during Orchid Extravaganza. Discover nearly 5,000 vibrant orchids crafted into exquisite arrangements and forms, including our largest-ever orchid baskets, an oncidium waterfall display, and—...

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Celebrate spring with poetry and flowers! Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., except Woodburn and Hall House, which are open 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and the Kent County Courthouse which is open 1:30 – 4 p.m. Free admission. Poetry of Flowers: 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at the John Bell House on The Green From decorative to practical,...

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Spring Blooms

Apr 4, 2015 - May 31, 2015

On View April 4 Through May 31 When the first yellow buds of witch hazel appear, we know life is returning to the Gardens. With flowering trees, daffodils, and more than 240,000 tulips bursting into bloom, Spring Blooms creates a symphony of color like no other season. Wander through our acres of spring... and come to life. In April, the Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk burst into bloom...

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This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details: http://www.destateparks.com/PARK/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp  Free admission! Something new every month! Discover Delaware's Capital

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This event occurs weekly, on Wednesday.

An insect hotel is a manmade structure created from natural materials, designed to attract specific insects. Eco – artist and sculptor Susan Benarcik helps you research, design, and build you’re a working insect hotel and garden ornament.  Hotels provide insects nesting facilities, safe places to hibernate and nurse their young, and as we all know... the more the merrier when it comes to...

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Celebrate spring on a hike led by Executive Director Pam Sapko. Starting at the Blue Ball Farm, we’ll walk through field and forest down to the Brandywine River. You will delight in unfurling mayapples, jack-in-the-pulpits, other spring ephemerals, emerging pawpaw flowers and the new leaves of beech, oak, spicebush, tulip, clethra and witchazel. Wear good walking shoes. Hike is 4 miles. Rain...

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