Samuel Garrett Memorial Garden

“It’s beautiful. We get a lot of compliments.”



Northeast Neighborhood – Corner of 35th and Locust Streets, Wilmington, DE 19802

Fast Facts
Type: Flower Garden
Coordinator: Virginia Crawford
Created: 1998



Named after Samuel Garrett, a local handyman who helped his friends and neighbors with household repairs, this garden commemorates his kind and giving nature. Rseidents were to determined to reclaim this vacant lot once used as a dumping ground for abandoned cars and trash.  Local neighbors along with the Delaware Center for Horticulture turned the 18 by 25 foot space into the sanctuary it is today, enlivened by a multitude of various plants including annuals, perennials, shrubs, and containers.



The garden serves as an inspiration to the community, as well as a place to relax, converse, and enjoy the neighborly connections Sam’s memory continues to foster.

I brought a friend to the flower arranging class and we had a blast! Emily was wonderful and I look forward to taking it again.

— Molly Keresztury
DE Art Museum