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Veterans get free admission to Delaware Botanical Gardens on November 11

The Delaware Botanical Gardens at Pepper Creek has announced that veterans presenting military IDs will receive free admission on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11, in appreciation of their military service in the country. Other guests who bring food donations for the Delaware Food Bank will also enter for free.

Ray Sander, DBG Chairman, said, “We are grateful to everyone who has served our nation in uniform, and we also thank those members of our community who recognize the food needs of our neighbors during these difficult times.

The fall harvest decorations, including the 9-foot DBG Sea Witch and Woodlands discovery trail with animal creatures, will remain on display until Sunday, November 20, when the gardens close for the season.

“We are grateful for the past generosity of our guests who have donated food to the Delaware Food Bank,” said Sheryl Swed, Executive Director of DBG.

The list of foods needed includes: applesauce, cranberry sauce, oatmeal, cold cereal, pudding mix, canned pumpkin, graham cracker pie crust, canned gravy, rice, macaroni and cheese, mashed potatoes. potatoes, stuffing, hearty soups, corn muffin mix, canned sweet potatoes and yams, canned peas and green beans, 100% fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee and tea, and evaporated milk.

“This 2022 season has been record breaking, and we thank everyone who has visited and supported the gardens this year. We look forward to seeing you next spring,” Swed said.

Stephen Pryce Lea, Director of Horticulture and Education Programs at DBG, said: “I want our friends to know that we will have a large display of spring bulbs to share when we reopen on March 16, 2023. We are planting currently 60,000 new spring bulbs in the 2-acre Piet Oudolf Meadow garden. These new bulbs are added to the 84,000 bulbs already planted for a total of 144,000 spring bulbs in the prairie. We invite our neighbors to return this spring for this wonderful new colorful display of spring bulbs. »

Located at 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro, DBG is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Thursday through Sunday. Walk-ins are welcome.

Admission is $15 for non-members. Children under 16 are admitted free when accompanied by a paying adult.

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