The changing landscape drives public garden programming at the Delaware Botanic Gardens
Faculty Advisors: Pauline Hurley-Kurtz, Susan Mrugal, Michael Coll
Additional Project Credit: Delaware Center for the Inland Bays, DNREC, Robinson Anderson Summers Landscape Architects, Gregg Tepper, Eva Monheim, Katie Bartling, William McAvoy, Brian Marsh, Al Rizzo, Andrew Hayes
Client: Delaware Botanic Gardens
Project Location: Dagsboro, DE
The 12-acre woodland at the Delaware Botanic Gardens has freshwater wetlands and a brackish tidal shoreline. These unique conditions provide an opportunity to educate the public about the impacts of climate change in the region. The site can be used to test and demonstrate techniques to increase the resiliency of the land. These ideas are the framework of the management plan that seeks to steward this landscape through the inevitable changes of the coming decades.