DCH leaves a legacy for all in our community to enjoy by showcasing the beauty, horticultural heritage and potential of Delaware, the Delaware Valley, and its residents. From sponsoring extraordinary events such as the rare plant auction to offering tours of “private gems” and backyard gardens, planting trees and restoring historical properties, establishing an urban farm and community gardens, and providing education to gardeners and school children alike – they form a community dedicated to preserving and enhancing the natural world around us. DCH brings together persons who want to understand, contribute to, and grow the horticultural heritage of our unique community. I really see them as an integral part of the network that is the Delaware Nature Society, Longwood Gardens, Winterthur, and the Nature Conservancy that promotes appreciation and stewardship of the beautiful natural areas and gardens that surround us. They really are a focal point in our community and a cherished resource. No matter where we live in our community we benefit from a long tradition of horticulture and horticulture education. TheDCH plays a leading role in helping to maintain that tradition and to ensure that its benefits are extended to all. On a personal note, we loved the trip to Bowman’s Wildflower Preserve to see the spring wildflowers. It was well-organized and fun to meet other DCH members. The wildflowers were abundant and beautiful!
— Nancy Devine