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University of Delaware Native Plant Demonstration Garden

38°47'9.15"N  75° 9'38.70"W

700 Pilottown Road
Lewes, DE 19958

Phone: (302) 831-2841
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The Native Plant Demonstration Garden, located at the University of Delaware's Hugh R. Sharp Campus in Lewes, features a beautiful array of coastal wetland plants set amongst dunes and a handicap-accessible boardwalk.

All of these flora are native to the region and, therefore, superior for use in local gardens. Book yourself on a free tour of the campus and garden any Friday during summer. And before you visit, get a sneak peek of the plants you will see by downloading an informative brochure (PDF file), located at:

The Delaware Sea Grant Program constructed this garden in 2004 using assistance from many organizations, one of which was the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. It was added to the "Rain Gardens for the Bays" campaign in 2010. See how this works at Anyone residing in the mid-Atlantic region is encouraged to participate.

Photo by Delaware Sea Grant

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