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DCH Restores Kennett Pike’s Memorial Cherry Trees for Garden Club of Wilmington's Centennial Project


In celebration of its centennial, the Garden Club of Wilmington (GCW) envisioned restoring the cherry trees along the Kennett Pike at Lower Brandywine Presbyterian Church. Read More...


Marcia Stephenson Named DCH’s New Director of Advancement


Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently announced Marcia Stephenson as its new Director of Advancement. Stephenson, who will officially assume the role on October 1. Read More...


Annual Wilmington Tree Giveaway Sold Out Success


At the 2nd Annual Wilmington Tree Giveaway, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) gave away 125 trees to city residents to plant at their homes and in their gardens. Read More...


DCH's Winter Lecture Series with Jill Jonnes


Author and historian Jill Jonnes tells the story of urban trees and the Americans who have passionately promoted the greening of our cities, including presidents, plant explorers, citizen activists, scientists, and nurserymen. Read More...


DCH’s Winter Lecture Series with Brie Arthur


Join DCH for our annual 4-part Winter Lecture Series featuring leading minds and pioneers in various fields of horticulture to explore connections between people and plants. Read More...


DCH Receives Award from Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association for Wilmington Project


The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently received recognition from the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association (DNLA) as the winner of its Landscape Awards in the Commercial category. Read More...


2018 Branches to Chances: A Return to Work Program – ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS NOW


DCH seeks applicants for its 2018 Branches to Chances: A Return to Work Program (BtC). Read more...




Join DCH, UD Cooperative Extension, and the Delaware Urban Farm and Food Coalition to learn how to start your own community garden. Read more...


DCH Plants 57 Trees in Wilmington through Community Development Block Grant


The city of Wilmington is now home to 57 more trees thanks to the efforts of the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) and the Wilmington Department of Real Estate & Housing through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program. Read more...


DCH Executive Director Named to Governor’s Recycling Public Advisory Council


Governor John C. Carney, Jr. recently appointed Vikram Krishnamurthy, Executive Director of the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH), to serve a three-year term on the Governor’s Recycling Public Advisory Council (RPAC). Read more...


DCH Receives $20,000 Comenity Bank Grant to Support Branches to Chances: A Return to Work Program


At the end of June, Comenity Bank awarded DCH $20,000 to support the ongoing operation and program expansion of our Branches to Chances: A Return to Work Program. Read more...


DCH Receives $10,000 Bank of America Grant to Support Greening Programs


The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation to enhance our Public Landscapes and Urban Agriculture programs.... Read more...


DCH Partners with DNREC to Create Roadside Meadow in Wilmington


To further greening efforts in the city of Wilmington, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) partnered with the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC) to create a roadside meadow at... Read more...


Tree Giveaway Is a First for Wilmington


With the final numbers in, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) is proud to report Wilmington city residents received more than 140 free trees for planting at their homes through Wilmington’s first Tree Giveaway. Read more...


DCH Launches New Program Year for Branches to Chances – A Return to Work Program


Today, the Delaware Center for Horticulture kicked off its 2017 Branches to Chances... Read more...


Wilmington Art Loop Opening at TheDCH, Evening Lecture and Book Signing with Acclaimed Author Florence Williams


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TheDCH announces Event Advisory


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TheDCH Announces Recipients of Annual Volunteer Awards


At a ceremony last week, the Delaware Center for Horticulture announced the recipients of our Annual Volunteer Awards. Read more...


DCH Partners with TD Bank and Local Organizations to Plant Trees at Mt. Zion Cemetery


Wilmington, DE – As part of a successful, multi-year collaboration, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) partnered with TD Bank to participate in TD Tree Days, a cooperative effort to plant trees in local communities in need. Read more...


DCH Receives Grant Award from State CJC for Return to Work Efforts


On Wednesday, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) was awarded a two-year grant totaling almost $150,000 from the State of Delaware’s Attorney General and Criminal Justice Council to support DCH’s Return to Work: Growing New Opportunities in Horticulture Program. Read more...


Fall Bulb Sale and Bulb Planting in Trolley Square


TheDCH’s Fall Bulb Sale offers a wide assortment of unique and hardy spring-blooming bulbs... Read more...


TheDCH’s Brews for Bulbs Greening Fundraiser


For two weeks, drink a hand-selected brew at any of the following Trolley Square restaurants and help us beautify the neighborhood as 100% of the proceeds come back to TheDCH for fall planting programs. Read more...


TheDCH Announces Winners of the 2016 Wilmington City Gardens Contest


At a ceremony last night, the Delaware Center for Horticulture announced the winners of the 33rd Annual Wilmington City Gardens Contest. Read more...


TheDCH to Host Wilmington Green Jobs Youth Participants


The Delaware Center for Horticulture will be hosting participants in the Green Jobs Program, a coordinated effort by the University of Delaware Water Resources Agency and the City of Wilmington’s Department of Parks and Recreation... Read more...


TheDCH Presents at State’s Community Garden Micro-Grant Award Ceremony


TheDCH’s Director of Programs Ann Mattingly joined Governor Jack Markell, Delaware Department of Agriculture (DDA) Secretary Ed Kee, and Executive Director Logan Herring of Kingswood Community Center this morning to announce the award recipients... Read more...


TheDCH Dedicated Wilmington’s First Urban Farm in honor of Late City Councilman Eric D. Robinson


In the midst of an early summer rain, friends and family of the late Wilmington City Councilman Eric D. Robinson gathered for the dedication of the E.D. Robinson Urban Farm at 12th & Brandywine on Friday morning. Read more...


36th Annual Rare Plant Auction® Supports Greener Communities and Urban Agriculture Programs throughout Wilmington


The Delaware Center for Horticulture’s 36th Annual Rare Plant Auction® (RPA), held on Saturday, April 30 at Longwood Gardens, will once again raise vital funds to help support the gardening program at Baylor Women’s Correctional Institute. Read more...


TheDCH, New Castle County, DE Forest Service, and Brandywine SD Partner for Arbor Day Celebration


With more than 200 students from Mt. Pleasant Elementary, the Delaware Center for Horticulture, New Castle County, and Delaware Forest Service celebrated Arbor Day with lively workshops, demonstrations, scavenger hunts, and. Read more...


Bank of America Volunteers Add 30 New Trees to Rockwood's Landscape in Honor of Arbor Day

Bank of America (BofA) employee volunteers, joined by staff from TheDCH and Rockwood Museum & Park, contributed to our Community Forestry efforts by planting 30 new trees on the grounds of Rockwood Park. Read more...

Our 7th Annual Crop Mob


Calling all volunteers! It’s that time of year again when we help a local farmer get ready for the growing season.  It’s a great time of year to be outside, get some needed fresh air, meet new people, give back and have a fantastic lunch! Read more...


TheDCH has drawn the tickets for our 2016 Rare Plant Auction raffle


On January 4th, TheDCH dug deep into our bowl of raffle tickets and pulled our winners! Read more...


TheDCH and TD Bank “Tree Days” event celebrates National Neighborwoods Month


On October 22nd, TheDCH partnered with volunteers from TD Bank and the City of Wilmington’s Department of Parks and Recreation to plant 30 native trees along Matson Run... Read more...


TheDCH has chosen a new Executive Director


The Delaware Center for Horticulture announced today that after a competitive national search, Vikram Krishnamurthy has been selected as its new executive director. Read more...


Greening, Form, and Function - Delaware Avenue bio-retention feature under construction this summer


As construction for the Delaware Avenue transportation enhancement project continues this summer, a unique feature of the new street-side landscape will... Read more...


Learning from Great Gardens: Union Park Gardens Review


Did you miss the recent “Learning From Great Gardens” visit to Union Park Gardens?  If so, read Anne Aleman’s highlights from the evening. Read more...


TheDCH search for Executive Director to begin in June


With gratitude for her 20 years of dedicated service, we are saying goodbye to Pam Sapko. Read more...


TheDCH announces spring and summer lineup


TheDCH offers a full slate of garden tours, nature walks, educational classes, fun workshops, and a fantastic excursion to visit Pittsburgh’s garden gems this spring and summer. Read more...


Grow your mind with TheDCH Winter Lecture Series


TheDCH is pleased to announce a stellar lineup of presenters for the 2015 Winter Lecture Series, entitled “Feeding Body and Soul.” Read more...


TheDCH honors Andrew Bunting and Ann Wick


Longtime supporters honored with the organizations most prestigious annual awards: the Mary Marsh Award and Emily du Pont Award, respectively. Read more...


TheDCH announces new green training program


TheDCH teams up with DOL to launch a 15 week skills and job readiness training program for seasonal laborers, under and unemployed workers and ex-offenders. Read more...


TheDCH Secret Garden wins regional award


The preschool educational garden, in Wilmington’s Eastside, honored by Pennsylvania Horticulture Society. Read more...


Hard Hat Tours and press conference


Come see TheDCH’s Green Renovation and Expansion project in Wilmington’s Trolley Square is well under way. Come see at the Sept. 17 celebration. Read more...


Exciting News: Demolition & Construction under way!


$3.5 million green renovation and expansion includes infinity green roof, more program space, energy efficient updates and more. Read more...


‘Your Garden Nature’s Way’ headlines season’s events at TheDCH

NEW hands-on workshop series inspired by permaculture & sustainable landscaping. Read more...


Guests raised $100,000 for greening underserved communities

$3,200 was top plant bid at TheDCH 2014 Rare Plant Auction®. Read more...


Kids learn about the value of trees on arbor day with TheDCH


The Delaware Center for Horticulture teamed up with Wilmington school children, the Wilmington Department of Public Works, and... Read more...


TheDCH joins 500 gardens, arboreta, conservatories, zoos, and museums for National Public Gardens Day


The Delaware Center for Horticulture is proud to join the American Public Gardens Association and more than 500 gardens... Read more...


The 2014 Wilmington City Gardens People’s Choice Tour


TheDCH invites garden lovers everywhere to mark their calendars for the Wilmington City Gardens Contest on Saturday, June 21, 10 a.m. –  3 p.m.  The event is FREE, and there are lots of ways to enjoy it. Read more...


Keeping ancient cemetery trees alive at Wilmington & Brandywine


TheDCH & Kerns Bros. bring together ISA arborists for Arbor Day event. Read more...


Philanthropy’s in full bloom for TheDCH 34th Rare Plant Auction® staged throughout Longwood Gardens East Conservatory


Every plant – the rare and the not so rare – has a story to tell. Read more...


Keeping ancient trees alive at Wilmington cemetery


TheDCH & Kerns Bros. bring together ISA arborists to prune some of the oldest trees at the historic cemetery, established in the 1840s. older than almost everyone buried in Wilmington’s Midtown Brandywine. Read more...


New: $20 trees for Bellefonte & Wilmington residents


TheDCH announces a program for residents of Bellefonte and the City of Wilmington to plant trees this spring. Through April 18, property owners can order high-quality shade trees worth $75 for only $20. Read more...


TheDCH supports Delmarva Power’s efforts to give away 2,000 Trees


Trees free to Delmarva customers through Arbor Day Foundation program. Read more...


Green Jobs program for ex-offenders wins national award


In its 5th year of preparing ex-offenders for green jobs, Return to Work, has earned recognition from the Arbor Day Foundation. Read more…


TheDCH announces new garden tour series


Learning from Great Gardens features exclusive private garden tours through superb gardens, led by the gardeners who created them. The first is The Layered Garden author David Culp’s Brandywine Cottage. Read more…


TheDCH announces spring events, lectures & tours


The April – June 2014 lineup includes Make & Take workshops, Plein Air art classes, the City Gardens Contest,, the Rare Plant Auction® and more. Read more…


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