The City of Newark, DE was chartered in 1758 by King George II and reveals its rich history with impressive architecture exhibited in the University’s Georgian campus and surrounding suburban neighborhoods. The University of Delaware campus is conveniently located near the Newark business district with numerous bookstores, restaurants, and coffee shops. The business district is a charming, pedestrian-friendly area enlivened by the University students who frequent its many indoor and outdoor spaces. The city of Newark is about 15 miles from Wilmington and approximately halfway between Philadelphia and Baltimore; it sits in one of the most horticulturally-rich regions in the country, with limited train service servicing the East Coast. To learn more about Newark and the University of Delaware, please visit the University of Delaware’s Web site.
The Philadelphia metropolitan region and the surrounding Delaware Valley are enriched by the existence of dozens of public horticulture institutions nearby. These institutions include display gardens, University botanical gardens, historical estate gardens and arboreta, all considered part of the Longwood Graduate Program’s professional network. These gardens provide excellent opportunities for learning and growth, with common interactions occurring regularly. The Greater Philadelphia Gardens collaborative began in 1989 to provide a framework within which all of these gardens could interact to promote their rich horticultural heritage. For more information about local gardens, please visit the Greater Philadelphia Gardens Web site.