7 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Delaware!

Explore the beauty of Delaware’s natural wonders with a visit to one of the state’s best gardens and arboretums. For tranquil settings for contemplation or fun and immersive experiences for kids, these hidden gems will provide lasting memories.

Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, Dagsboro, DE

Get lost in a world of beauty at the Delaware Botanic Gardens. From educational opportunities to sustainable practices, this botanical haven provides something for everyone. Enjoy a leisurely stroll through this remarkable setting, where every turn reveals a new, mesmerizing sight.

University of Delaware Botanic Gardens, Newark, DE

This stunning collection of plants and trees is sure to dazzle. With more than 3,000 species and cultivars of perennials, shrubs, and trees, the University of Delaware Botanic Garden is the perfect place to explore diverse plant life. Learn about the changing relationships between plants and people through education, extension, research, and community support.

Mill Pond Garden, Lewes, DE

Step into a world of enchantment at Mill Pond Garden. This three-quarter-acre botanic paradise offers a secret escape as it showcases mature trees, gorgeous water features, a Frog Pond Garden, and plenty of delightful surprises. Spend some quality time in this tranquil and intimate setting with your loved ones.

Winterthur Enchanted Woods, Wilmington, DE

Introduce your children to the magic of the Enchanted Woods at Winterthur. Make believe with the Faerie Cottage, giant Bird's Nest, and Acorn Tearoom, and let their imaginations run wild as they explore this three-acre wonderland.

Marian Coffin Gardens at Gibraltar, Wilmington, DE

Soak up some sun at Marian Coffin Gardens. This stunning garden offers a variety of educational opportunities and instructions for preserving Delaware’s architectural heritage and historic settings. Take a leisurely stroll and admire the beauty of this incredible oasis.

Olan Thomas Park, Newark, DE

Olan Thomas Park should not be missed! Enjoy majestic oak trees and brick pathways and pause to reflect at the beautiful 9-11 memorial trees. This botanical area is ideal for a leisurely stroll or a peaceful picnic.

Mt Cuba Center, Hockessin, DE

Delight in the beauty and value of native plants during a visit to Mt Cuba Center. With 50 acres of display gardens, 1000 acres of natural land, and plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy, this botanical gem has it all. Feel inspired exploring this picturesque spot.

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