Welcome to the Arasapha Garden Club, steward of
New Castle's historic gardens
For 80 years the Arasapha Garden Club has cared for the New Castle Historical Society’s gardens, which were recently recognized by the Philadelphia Horticultural Society as being a treasure unique within the Delaware Valley.
Only in charming Historic New Castle will you discover three separate gardens of such distinct character, all within a short, pleasing walk of each other. We invite you to explore the
We hope you’ll visit us soon to discover the delightful and unique gardens of historic
Colonial Revival garden and perennial beds at the Amstel House, then meander a few blocks to the Dutch House where you’ll find perennial and native plant gardens, as well as a Dutch-inspired kitchen garden within a boxwood parterre.
The grounds are open daily from sunrise until sunset. The Arasapha Garden Club welcomes new members, guests and volunteers.
Volunteer opportunity - be part of May Market 2015!
We're getting ready for a New Castle tradition - the annual May Market, taking place May 1 and 2. This open air event includes sales of unusual plants, herbs, artisan crafts, white elephant items and baked goods. It's a great way to meet new people, reconnect with friends in the community, and have a lot of fun! Email email@example.com to find out more.
Careful planning can transform your winter perspective
Although it is winter and gardens are sleeping, the shapes of bare trees and shrubs add interest to the barren landscape, particularly when dappled with snow or even ice. Conifers can take on a bronze or golden glow in the winter. The red twig and gold twig dogwoods (see photo) are at their peak right now. Berried shrubs and trees, such as skimmia and winterberry, stand out with their berry color. And take a close peek at early bloomers as their buds form: the star magnolia, the pussy willow, hellebores, and camellias. Stroll through the Dutch House, Amstel House, and native plant gardens and you will see this and more.
The Dutch House viewed through the branches of a gold twig dogwood in
the native plant garden