Delaware Botanic Gardens Offering Special Days in October


Ray Sander, President of the Delaware Botanic Gardens (DBG) announced that the Gardens will offer three new opportunities to our guests and members in October.

DBG is regularly open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.  Visitors must make a timed reservation for the day they are visiting.  Members register by going to and non-members register and purchase admission tickets by going here  The admission is $12 for non-members and youth 16 and under are free.

Starting on October 1, DBG will again offer Guided Tours.  Tours are available Thursday through Sunday and cost $10 plus a $12 admission ticket for non-members.  Tours begin at 10:00 am and last approximately one hour.  Tours are limited to small groups of no more than 10 people.  Guided Tour tickets can be purchased by going to

On Friday, October 23, DBG will open early at 7:30 am for birding and photography enthusiasts to catch the morning bird songs, the morning mist, and golden sunrise lighting.

Finally, on Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, DBG has scheduled two free Sussex Community Days for Sussex County residents.  Sander said, “DBG is our community garden and we want the public to enjoy the blessings of nature and relax outdoors.”  Due to DBG’s COVID-19 Visiting Guidelines, we are limiting entry each day to the first 200 guests making timed-reservations.  Reservations can be made by going to and selecting October 24 or 25 and the time of arrival.

Sheryl Swed, DBG Executive Director said, “Please remember that all staff and guests are required to wear face masks, practice social distancing and follow safety guidelines.”  The restrooms are closed except for emergencies.  Swed said, “We welcome our guests and hope they enjoy the natural beauty of our gardens.”

The Delaware Botanic Gardens is located at 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro, DE 19939.  Memberships are available here

The mission of the Delaware Botanic Gardens is to create a world-class, inspirational, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in Southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all.

Editor’s Note:

An early morning photo at DBG by Brian Trader is attached.