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Ray Sander, President of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG), announced that DBG would participate again in this year’s Rehoboth Beach Sea Witch Festival by creating a unique 9-foot Sea Witch, scarecrow displays, and a new Animal Sculptures Discover Trail at the gardens in Dagsboro. Sander said, “Our wonderful volunteers wanted to celebrate the end of the harvest season and invite the community on October 28 – 30 to see our interpretation of the Sea Witch and to enjoy our special fall harvest decorations.”
Stephen Pryce Lea, DBG Director of Horticulture and Education. Programs, said, “Our volunteers and staff have worked hard to enhance our gardens with new fall seasonal adventures. Costumes are welcome. The decorations – all made out of natural materials – are in progress, and the 9-foot DBG Sea Witch, designed by volunteer Jan Poli, is available for viewing in the Woodlands now. The gardens are open to the public Thursday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please join us for a joyful fall harvest celebration time.”
Sheryl Swed, DBG Executive Director, said, “We invite families to enjoy DBG’s gardens decorated for the fall season. The plants and trees are beginning to show their fall colors. Also, I want to remind people that as Thanksgiving Day approaches, there is growing need for food assistance in Delaware. On November 11, which is Veteran’s Day, DBG is offering ‘Free Admission’ for all adults who bring a food donation for Food Bank of Delaware. Last year we collected over 1,000 pounds of food. Also, on Veteran’s Day all military veterans will get ‘Free Admission’ by showing their military ID. Please come and enjoy nature’s blessings.”
The DBG is located at 30220 Piney Neck Rd., Dagsboro, DE 30220. Go to for reservations or walk-ins are welcome. Members have free admission; non-member adults pay $15 admission, and children under 16 have free admission, when accompanied by an adult.
The DBG mission is to create a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all.