Virtual Garden Contest Winners

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Wilmington, DE – 

DCH’s Virtual Garden Contest Winners Announced

Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture, in partnership with event sponsor Discover, is proud to announce the winners of our first-ever Virtual Garden Contest. With 64 entries, this year’s contest included submissions from gardeners of all ages – novice and expert alike – for their flower gardens, vegetable gardens, and container/kitchen gardens. Reminiscent of DCH’s past City Gardens Contests, this virtual contest gave gardeners an opportunity to showcase their spaces to inspire others to get outside and get gardening. 

“As an organization with a mission to inspire individuals and communities through the power of plants, we knew how important gardening and being outdoors would be this spring and summer for people to stay active and remain grounded,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, DCH Executive Director. “We were overwhelmed with the response we received from our first-ever Virtual Garden Contest and even more impressed with the amazing gardens our contestants created and cultivated. This contest is proof of how healing and powerful the simple act of gardening can be for the mind, body, and spirit at any age.” 

The 2020 winners are:

Flower Gardens

1st – Our Fairfield Garden by “Barb Rosen”

2nd – Small Wonder Urban Garden by “Eric & Jason Hoover”

3rd – Rock Garden Sanctuary by “Jane Brooks” 

Vegetable Gardens (tie for second place)

1st – Shepherd’s Community Garden by “Good Shepherd Lutheran Church”

2nd – Half Acre Garden by “John & Shannon”

2nd – In The Garden with Gail by “Gail Hermenau” 



1st – Green Grove by “Gigi” 


For additional information about each garden and its gardeners, please visit

Virtual Garden Contest

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Wilmington, DE The Delaware Center for Horticulturein partnership with our lead sponsor Discoverinvite all gardeners novice and expert alike to enter our Virtual Garden Contest celebrating the magic of gardening and nature. Taking a virtual approach to our City Gardens Contest model, all submissions will be taken electronically, expanding the reach of the contest, and gardeners of all ages are encouraged to participate with our children’s garden option. The contest is open now and will run through July 31.

During this time of social distancing, people are turning to nature and gardening for inspiration and healing. Many people are starting their own Victory Gardens growing vegetables and herbs, while others are spending more time outdoors tending to their spring flowers,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, DCH’s Executive Director. “Even those with no outdoor space have created their own indoor oases with an array of house plants. We want to celebrate these spaces for healing and transformation, and so we encourage individuals, families with or without children, and businesses to enter for a chance to win.

The contest includes three categories flower garden, vegetable garden, and houseplants. Childrens’ gardens (12 and under) will be judged in separate groups per category. Everyone is eligible to enter, and entry to the contest is free. Only one entry form per household or business is allowed. Entries will be accepted untilJuly 31, 2020. Prizes will be awarded in September and include a free Household membership to DCH, a popular gardening book, and a certificate of achievement.All entries will be posted on our website for everyone to enjoy. Visit to enter.

COVID-19 Advisory

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Like you, we are closely monitoring the evolving Coronavirus (COVID19) pandemic. As a facility accessed by the public, the health and safety of our community is a priority. With Governor Carney’s recent stayathome orderDCH’s facility will be closed to visitors and guests until Friday, May 15. We are also canceling or postponing all scheduled DCH programs, eventsand gatherings through May15, including our Annual Meeting and the 40th Rare Plant Auction®Please check our website’s home page, our calendar of events, and DCH’s social media channels on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information on cancellations and rescheduled dates.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please call (302) 658-6262, and you will receive a response from one of our staff. Thank you for your understanding, and please take the necessary and recommended precautions to stay healthy and safe.