Fundraiser Garden Tour of Newark DE Area

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water featureThis annual tour of 6 different gardens in Newark, Delaware and Landenberg, Pennsylvania led us on a merry chase this morning. A benefit for the Newark Arts Alliance, it led us to venues as different as suburban quarter acre lots to multi-acre properties in the woods.


We were lucky to see many red buckeye trees (top) in bloom, a favorite for these horticulture loving homeowners. And the sound of trickling water is always welcome, with unique containers and cleverly constructed waterfalls.  Being in the hilly piedmont area, gardeners made good use of the vistas presented by the rolling countryside, often carving out stone stairways to different levels of their properties.

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  Delaplane terrace

One homeowner proudly showed off a working potting area, while another pointed out a spectacular bigleaf magnolia. potting table  bigleaf magnolia

At one wooded property, we were serenaded by myriad birds in the trees, while another had a trio of flutists called "Just Flutin."

Brenda buckeye   flutes on patio

It was a perfect morning for garden trekking, being partly cloudy with temperatures climbing after noontime, which is when we finished off the tour with a stop at a local grub spot.

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Comments (4)

Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

It sounds/reads like you had a great day and took some nice photos for us to enjoy as well.

May 22, 2021 06:33 PM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Ed-It sure was one memorable tour!


May 22, 2021 08:29 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Carolyn - a "perfect morning" - now, that's a nice summary.  Definitely a sensory delight.  

May 23, 2021 03:56 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

You have to grab hold of these occasions and store them in your memory!

May 23, 2021 06:06 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

The Garden Tour sounds like a special way to raise fund for an important cause, Carolyn.

May 23, 2021 08:35 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Yes, Myrl--we love supporting local art!

May 23, 2021 10:19 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Carolyn, Sounds like a great Garden Tour to enjoy and raise money for at the same time.


May 23, 2021 08:47 AM
Carolyn Roland- In Delaware and S. Chester County PA

Will--Yes, I hope this helps them get through the year!

May 23, 2021 10:20 AM