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Native Plant Demonstration Garden

Garden Location:
University of Delaware
College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment
Hugh R. Sharp Campus
700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, Delaware

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Many gardeners are discovering the benefits of using native plants in home landscapes. Native plants have adapted to natural climate and soil conditions, and are therefore very low maintenance. Additionally, growing native plants helps preserve part of Delaware’s natural heritage. This web-site provides information on some of the plants included in the demonstration garden. They make good garden plants – none of them is particularly difficult to grow, and many are quite easy. Please do not take plants from the wild to create your garden! Nursery-propagated plants are available for every species included in the garden, so there is no reason to remove plants from natural areas.

This garden project has been made possible through the support of the following groups and agencies: Delaware Sea Grant, Partnership for the Delaware Estuary, Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sussex Conservation District, University of Delaware, J.B. Landscaping, and volunteers from the Cape Henlopen High School Agri-Science program.


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