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Delaware Botanic Gardens
July 28, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Gallery One
32 Atlantic Avenue
Ocean View, Delaware 19970


Gallery One is pleased to announce the August show, “Delaware Botanic Gardens,” open to the public July 28, through August 31, 2021.

This month Gallery One pays tribute to the Delaware Botanic Gardens. A little-known treasure located in Dagsboro, Delaware, with a mission to create a world-class, inspirational, educational public botanic garden in Southern Delaware for the benefit and enjoyment of all. Situated on 37 acres along Pepper Creek, which flows into Peppers Creek, this significant site is located on the gently rolling, verdant, sandy coastal plain, but also features a 12-acre hardwood forest, and a wetland marsh with more than 1,000 feet of waterfront along the navigable tidal creek. As you can imagine this provides the visitor with a glimpse into almost every ecosystem in our beautiful and unique area and provided our artists with abundant inspiration. The vision of the Delaware Botanic Gardens was to create beautiful, engaging gardens that inspire and educate. Artist Eileen Olson sums up the experience for the artist perfectly, “After spending a delightful morning at the Botanic Gardens, I came home with my brain saturated with colors and ideas!” Eileen began this piece as a demo and finished it in her backyard among the chirping of birds and garden breezes reminiscent of the outdoor experience at the gardens. Her piece, “Bunny Tree,” is resplendent in bright yellows and complementary blues and lavenders.

Lesley McCaskill, Joyce Condry, Dale Sheldon, and Laura Hickman, took a more traditional, but no less exciting, approach to their visit. Lesley’s acrylic painting, “Yellow in the Fields,” focuses on the vibrant golds and blues nearby, while Joyce Condry’s painting, “The Pond,” celebrates the lush greens complementing the saffron grasses at the edge of the pond, and Laura Hickman’s pastel, “Delaware Botanic Garden” celebrated her experience of the “charming little pond, teeming with life and color!” Artist Dale Sheldon’s acrylic painting, “Garden Path,” leads us through the lavender and yellow, along one of the garden’s many meandering paths to the Welcome Center with the woods beckoning beyond. Michelle Marshall’s acrylic painting, “Marsh in Morning,” is an explosion of color over the bay, illuminating the vibrant blues and greens of the tidal marsh in all her glory.

Mary Bode Byrd’s acrylic mixed media painting “Botanical Garden Visitor,” delights in the abundant waterfowl in the gardens, while W. Scott Broadfoot’s oil painting, “Floor of the Woods,” presents a very up close, and personal experience of the many wildlife varieties in the gardens. Bluebirds, a full nest, snails, frogs, and flowers beckon the viewer to explore the hidden world underfoot.

We hope you will join us this month and experience the Delaware Botanic Gardens vicariously through our artists or plan a visit yourself! The Delaware Botanic Garden is located at, 30220 Piney Neck Road, Dagsboro, Delaware. Gallery One is open seven days a week, from 10am-5pm, and is always staffed by one of the artists.


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Jan Moffatt Joyce Condry Michelle Marshall Mary Bode Byrd Eileen Olson Lesley McCaskill Dale Sheldon Marybeth Paterson Laura Hickman W. Scott Broadfoot Dianne Shearon