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Garden Getaways

Southern Delaware’s garden scene is lush!

It offers the spectacular - and still growing - Delaware Botanic Gardens, periodic tours of beautifully designed private gardens, Lewes’s annual Tulip Celebration and Milton’s annual Holly Festival, vineyards, two (yes, two!) lavender farms, public gardens, apiaries, organic herb and vegetable farms, flower farms, orchards, outstanding plant nurseries, native plant sales, garden club plant sales, demonstration gardens, garden markets and workshops, and much more, all here in our own little slice of heaven on earth in USDA hardiness zone 7b(ish).  In fact, garden lovers can plan an entire vacation based solely around our garden attractions…

Here are a few links to get your planning off to a good start. Please keep in mind that some locations require you to call before visiting. Check individual websites.


Lewes Tulip Celebration (April)

Milton Holly Festival (December)


Lewes Garden Tour (June)

Milton Garden Tour (September)

Sharon’s Natural Gardens (Delmar)

Wine, Lavender & Baby Lambs Tour, Delmarva Discovery Tours

Wine & Lavender Garden Tour, Delmarva Discovery Tours

Delaware Botanic Gardens, Dagsboro

Gardens to Visit

Delaware Botanic Gardens (Dagsboro)

Lavender Fields at Warrington Manor (Milton)

Brittingham Farms Lavender & Lambs (Millsboro)

Mill Pond Garden (Milton)

Good Earth Market & Organic Farm (Ocean View)

Herbs, Spice & Everything Nice (Selbyville)

Sussex County Master Gardeners Demonstration Garden (Georgetown)

Hattie's Garden (Lewes)


Peppers Greenhouse, Milton

East Coast Garden Center, Millsboro

Jeff’s Greenhouses, Bethel

Garden Shack Farm, Lewes

Inland Bays Garden Center/Native Plant Nursery, Frankford

Vines Creek Nursery, Frankford

Bella Terra Landscape & Garden Center, Ellendale

Lakeside Greenhouses, Laurel

Lord’s Landscaping, Millville

Wharton's Garden Center, Rehoboth Beach

East Gate Farm Nurseries, Milford

Gardening Organizations

Lewes in Bloom

Rehoboth in Bloom

Town of Bethany Beach

Milton Garden Club

Sussex Gardeners

Barefoot Gardeners, Fenwick Island

Coastal Gardeners, Bethany Beach

Four Seasons Gardeners of Heritage Shores, Bridgeville

Gardeners by the Sea, Bethany Beach

Plantation Lakes, Millsboro

Salt Air, Ocean View

Spade and Trowel, Seaford

Sussex Gardeners, Rehoboth Beach