Historic New Castle, Delaware


Welcome to the Arasapha Garden Club, steward of 
New Castle's historic gardens

For over 80 years the Arasapha Garden Club has cared for the New Castle Historical Society’s gardens, which have been 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
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.

We hope you’ll visit us soon to discover the delightful and unique gardens of historic
New Castle!

The grounds are open daily from sunrise until sunset. The Arasapha Garden Club welcomes new members, guests and volunteers.

Volunteer opportunity open to all - 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 arasaphagarden@gmail.com to find out more.

A call to club members

May Market is rapidly approaching, and the club needs your help in the following ways:
  • Miss Kitty’s My Garden to Your Garden: Think about donating plants that you’re dividing or removing, as well as pots, garden tools, and accessories you don’t use any more. If you need pots, or if you need help digging up your plants, contact Kim Wipf or Jo Moore.
  • White Elephant and Book Sale: Do you have an items to donate? If so, please deliver them  to the Presbyterian Church Christian Education Building on Thursday, April 30th.
  • Bake Sale: It's not too early to start baking and freezing baked goods for the Bake Sale table! If you're not a baker, the table also sells other treats such as chex mix, popcorn, and jams and jellies.
  • Herbs Table: Can you donate baskets? If so, please contact Deb McCarthy.  
  • May Market Quilt Raffle: Contact Arlene Stockwell if you are participating in a community or social event this spring and want to display the quilt and sell raffle tickets (click here to see photos!)

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