2020 Landscaping and Horticulture Job Fair presented by DCH and DNLA

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 North Dupont Street, Wilmington

When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 4-7 p.m.

Why: Join the Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association for our 2020 Job Fair for the landscaping and horticulture industry. All job seekers are encouraged to come and meet with employers hiring for the 2020 season. DNLA-member businesses and employers looking to hire qualified workers for the 2020 season will be on site. DCH will also be accepting applications for its 2020 Branches to Chances (BtC) Green Jobs Training Program for unemployed, underemployed, and/or previously incarcerated men and women in Delaware. 

For more information on BtC, visit thedch.org.

2nd Annual Wilmington Tree Giveaway Sold Out Success

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Wilmington, DE – At the 2nd Annual Wilmington Tree Giveaway, the Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) gave away 125 trees to city residents to plant at their homes and in their gardens. The event was made possible through the generous support of the Rockford Woodlawn Fund and community outreach through Westside Grows.

“We are so proud to be a part of this vital partnership with the Rockford Woodlawn Fund for a second year in a row,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, DCH’s Executive Director. “One of the most important aspects of this program is the fact that it utilizes private property for the tree plantings, which is crucial to achieving our overall tree canopy goals in the city of Wilmington. It is the enthusiasm of everyone involved, especially the city residents who adopt our trees, that makes this event such a success, and we can’t wait to see what next year brings.”

Over 100 city households participated in the Tree Giveaway, resulting in the planting of more than 125 free trees on private property throughout the city. This program has become an integral piece of DCH’s Community Forestry program in the month of April as it works to build awareness around the importance of trees to our water, air, and soil quality so close to Arbor Day. This year’s tree pick-up location was Tilton Park on the corner of 8th and Broom Streets, and the event was open to all city residents. Recipients submitted applications to Sam Seo, DCH’s community forester, providing contact and residency information, ensuring 100 percent of the trees stayed within city limits. Participants could choose up to two trees and choose from a selection of fig, apple, plum, pluot, and black gum varieties. The pick-up location was staffed by DCH and Westside Grows volunteers.

“Working with the Delaware Center for Horticulture to have the trees available for Wilmington residents and see the phenomenal response from the residents has been very rewarding,” said Vernon Green, Rockford Woodlawn Fund’s Chief Operating Officer. “Rockford Woodlawn Fund is happy to have been a part of this very successful program over these past two years.”

DCH’s Winter Lecture Series with Brie Arthur

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Where: Delaware Center for Horticulture, 1810 North Dupont Street, Wilmington

When: Monday, January 27, 2020, 4-7 p.m.

Why: Join the Delaware Center for Horticulture and the Delaware Nursery and Landscape Association for our 2020 Job Fair for the landscaping and horticulture industry. All job seekers are encouraged to come and meet with employers hiring for the 2020 season. DNLA-member businesses and employers looking to hire qualified workers for the 2020 season will be on site. DCH will also be accepting applications for its 2020 Branches to Chances (BtC) Green Jobs Training Program for unemployed, underemployed, and/or previously incarcerated men and women in Delaware. 

For more information on BtC, visit thedch.org.

DCH Receives Award from Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association for Wilmington Project

Friday, January 26, 2018

Wilmington, DE – The Delaware Center for Horticulture (DCH) recently received recognition from the Delaware Nursery & Landscape Association (DNLA) as the winner of its Landscape Awards in the Commercial category. The award-winning project provided landscape design for a redeveloped section of The Flats neighborhood at North Union Street on the west side of Wilmington.

“We are so proud to receive this recognition for our landscape and design work for The Flats, and appreciate the support of Woodlawn Trustees, Todmorden Foundation, and DiSabatino Construction for engaging us in this work,” said Vikram Krishnamurthy, DCH’s Executive Director. “Many people know DCH for our public landscapes throughout the city and county, but it is especially exciting to be recognized by our own industry colleagues for our contracted services and the design talent of our extraordinary staff.”

The DNLA Landscape Awards Program recognizes excellence in landscaping in projects completed by its members. The intent of DCH’s project at The Flats was to create a beautiful, low maintenance landscape design for the community, featuring bright colors, year-round appeal, and native plants that are drought tolerant and attract pollinators. The design, which DCH installed in October 2016, included Cornus sanguinea ‘Arctic Sun’, Hydrangea quercifolia ‘Ruby Slippers’, and Sedum ‘Red Carpet,’ among other plants, such as milkweed and coneflowers, which serve as both host and food plants for butterflies.

DCH offers public landscape design and consultation services for groups, governments, and organizations looking to beautify their public spaces.