Category Archives: Community News

Spring Plant Sales are Coming Up!

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2019 Spring Plant Sale at University of Delaware, Botanic Gardens 
  • Thursday, April 25, 3-6pm  (UDBG members day, 10% off entire plant purchase)
  • Friday, April 26, 3-6pm (General Public)
  • Saturday, April 27, 9:00am – 4pm (General Public)
  • Thursday, May 2, 3-6 pm (General Public)
  • Saturday, May 4, 9am-3 pm (General Public)
15th Annual Shearing Day and Herb Sale at Greenbank Mills and Philips Farm
  • Saturday, April 27, 10am – 4pm
Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt Cuba Center
  • Sunday, April 28, 10am- 4pm

Thomas McKean High School Plant Sales

  • Sunday, April 28, 8am – 4pm (kick off day) through Sunday, May 5
  • Weekends: 8am – 4pm
  • Weekdays; 9am – 6pm
Native Plant Sales at Coverdale Farm Preserve
  • Thursday, May 2, 1-7pm (Members Only)
  • Friday, May 3, 2-7pm (Open to Public)
  • Saturday, May 4, 9am – 4pm (Open to Public)

8th Annual Community Plant Exchange at Good News Church

  • Saturday, May 4, 10am – 12pm
Boy Scout Troop 29 Spring Plant Sale at Red Clay Creek Presbyterian Church
  • Saturday, May 11, 9am – 6pm
  • Sunday, May 12, 9am – 6pm
Flower Show and Nature Photography Exhibit by Brandywine Garden Club (at St Albans Center at the Episcopal Church of Delaware)
  • Wednesday,  May 15, 1-4pm


Tweed’s Tavern and the Museum, a letter from Kathe


Our Countryside Garden Club member, Kathe sent us an interesting letter talking about her family history connected with the history of Tweed’s Tavern.  With Kathe’s permission, we would like to share with you her letter which can be accessed in the link below.

Tweeds Museum

Members of the Countryside Garden Club maintain the garden around the historic Tavern and a new raised bed colonial kitchen garden (herb garden) is planned to be implemented this summer. (Photos of Tweed’s Tavern and the Museum by Hiro)


Statewide Cleanup Day is October 17th

This year, DelDOT is asking every Adopt A Highway group to clean their road on Saturday, October 17th.

Members of Countryside Garden Club are going to clean up Brackenville Road in Hockessin between Rts. 48 and 82.  If you can help us, please meet with us at 9:00 AM at Ashland Nature Center’s  Parking Lot.
This is the 11th year of this event, and in the past, it has been a great success, as hundreds of volunteers throughout our state, picked up thousands of pounds of litter.

This event is scheduled in the fall so that we can clean up the roadsides before the weather gets cold, and we might not be able to pick up trash for a while, due to temperatures, and possibly snow.

This year, Miss Delaware, Brooke Mitchell will be helping us call attention to the problem of roadside debris and your efforts to keep Delaware beautiful, by joining us on Oct. 17th.

Miss. Delaware , Brooke Mitchel
Miss. Delaware , Brooke Mitchell

Recently, she reached out to DelDOT, and asked if she could join an Adopt A Highway group during our statewide clean up day, as part of her effort to publicize her platform, “Volunteerism: Turn Your Passion Into Action.

Mitchell said that Adopt A Highway is a great avenue for people to volunteer.
“I look forward to the clean up because it is so important to keep our state clean,” she said. “Delaware is a beautiful state and we should respect it by cleaning it up and embracing the beauty around us.”
Mitchell, resides in Selbyville Delaware. She attends Delaware Technical Community College with a major in Elementary Education. She is currently a dance teacher at Cheryl’s Dance Alley in Millsboro where she has danced for 17 years.

As Miss Delaware, she plans to pursue her platform of volunteerism by helping people find their passion and giving them the opportunities to pursue them through volunteerism. In addition to helping with Adopt A Highway, Mitchell plans to visit every school in the state to ensure that each child has the materials needed to start and continue volunteering regularly.

Ikebana Exhibit at DCH

Ikebana Exhibit
The inspirational Japanese art of floral design will be on display for you to see and enjoy. Midori Tanimune, teacher of the Sogetsu School in Tokyo along with 30 of her students, will exhibit their work. Both traditional and contemporary design will be shown.
Date Friday, October 2, 2015
Time 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Location Event held at TheDCH
Registration cost Free and Open to the public
Contact Marcia Stephenson