DBG will celebrate Sea Witches Festival, Autumn Harvest | Way of life







Designer Jan Poli stands tall with his 9-foot-tall sea witch.



The Delaware Botanical Gardens (DBG) announced this week that it will participate in this year’s Rehoboth Beach Sea Witch Festival by creating a unique 9-foot sea witch, scarecrow displays and a new sea witch sculpture discovery trail. animals in Dagsboro Gardens.

“Our wonderful volunteers wanted to celebrate the end of the harvest season and invite the community October 28-30 to see our rendition of the Sea Witch and enjoy our special fall harvest decorations,” said Ray Sander, President of DBG.







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The DBG Scarecrow, created for the gardens’ participation in the annual Sea Witches Festival, is meant to invite visitors rather than frighten them.



“Our volunteers and staff have worked hard to enhance our gardens with new seasonal fall adventures,” said Stephen Pryce Lea, Director of Horticulture and Education Programs at DBG. “Costumes are welcome. Decorations – all made from natural materials – are underway, and the 9ft DBG Sea Witch, designed by volunteer Jan Poli, is now available to view in the Woodlands. The gardens are open to the public Thursday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Please join us for a joyous celebration of the fall harvest.







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The animal creature carvings on the DBG Discovery Trail include this heron.



“We invite families to enjoy DBG’s gardens decorated for the fall season,” said Sheryl Swed, General Manager of DBG. “Plants and trees are starting to show their fall colors. Also, I want to remind people that as Thanksgiving Day approaches, there is a growing need for food aid in Delaware. On November 11, which is Veterans Day, DBG is offering “free admission” to all adults who donate food to the Delaware Food Bank. Last year we collected over 1,000 pounds of food. Also, on Veterans Day, all veterans will get “free entry” by showing their military ID. Please come and enjoy the blessings of nature.”

The DBG is located at 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro. Visit www.delawaregardens.org for reservations, or walk-ins are welcome. Members have free admission; non-member adults pay $15 for admission and children under 16 get free admission when accompanied by an adult.







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Sculptures of animal creatures on the DBG Discovery Trail include a snail.



DBG’s mission is “to create a world-class, inspiring, educational, and sustainable public botanic garden in southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all.”

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