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Botanic gardens board meets with Gov. Jack Markell

Feb 12, 2014
Source: Submitted Members of the Delaware Botanic Gardens Board, its corporate partners and Gov. Jack Markell gather at the State House in Dover.  Meeting to discuss plans for the garden are (l-r) Jerry Doherty, vice president of EDiS Company; Ray Sander, DBG treasurer; Sheryl Swed, DBG executive director; Mark Davidson, vice president of Pennoni Associates Engineering; Michael Zajic, DBG president; Markell; DBG board members Susan Ryan, Betty Deacon, and Elisabeth Zajic, and DBG Director of Horticulture Gregg Tepper.

The Delaware Botanic Gardens Board of Directors and corporate partners met with Gov. Jack Markell Jan. 28 in his State House office in Dover.

The cordial discussion capped a series of meetings with executive and legislative branch leaders who all gave DBG enthusiastic support. The governor expressed his thanks to the board and corporate partners for their work which represented the best of Delaware - citizens coming together in recognition of a public need and working with public and private leaders throughout the state to make a valuable addition to Delaware - a world-class botanic garden.

The mission of the DBG is to create inspirational, educational, and sustainable public gardens in Delmarva for the benefit and enjoyment of all. The Delaware Botanic Gardens will be located on 37 acres, including 1,010 feet of tidal waterfront on Pepper Creek on Piney Neck Road near Dagsboro in Sussex County. DBG is embarked on a 10-year, three-phase plan to bring a world-class garden to Delaware. Groundbreaking is planned for early fall 2014 with a target of opening to the public on the summer solstice, June 20, 2016.

Learn about and follow the progress of the nonprofit Delaware Botanic Gardens at www.DelwareGardens.org.

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