Kent County Demonstration Garden

Construction of the Kent County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden began in 2007. Kent County Master Gardeners, as a volunteer arm of Delaware Cooperative Extension are coordinated jointly with the University of Delaware and Delaware State University. Kent County’s Demonstration Garden is located at the DSU Outreach and Research Center in Smyrna, Delaware.

The demonstration vegetable garden has been prospering this year due to the many volunteer hours from Master Gardeners. Vegetables are gathered weekly and distributed to needy families in the local community.



New birdhouse at SORC-courtesy of Larry and Leslie Cook-thanks!
Second of the birdhouses constructed by Larry and Leslie located at SORC


frog on lily pad
A frog on a lily pad.
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A tomato horn worm (which feeds on other plants in addition to tomatoes) that has been parasitized by a Braconid wasp’s larva. It’s on a tomato plant.
The SORC garden has tenants!
Meet Mr. Greenjeans, watching our SORC garden, along with his friends, Leslie and Larry Cook.
The tomatoes are just about ready for picking!







Demonstration Vegetable Garden
Vegetables to be donated to the local community












DIRECTIONS View Larger Map of the Demonstration Garden
884 Smyrna-Leipsic Road
Smyrna, DE 19977
From Delaware State University,  travel approximately 8 miles north on US Route 13.
Turn right onto Rd 12/Smyrna Leipsic Rd (opposite direction of the Delaware Hospital for the Chronically Ill)
Destination will be on your right after you cross Route 1