Zwaanendael Park

Located at the corner of Savannah Road and Kings Highway, the Zwaanendael Park chronicles our heritage and displays the colorful images of summer at its best. The Park is home to the Zwaanendael Museum and the 18th Century Fisher Martin House, which is also the Lewes Chamber of Commerce and Visitor’s Center. It is also home to a central fountain surrounded by benches providing an opportunity to take a break from the hustle and bustle of downtown and just sit and relax. Along Kings Highway, the park contains the Fisher Martin Herb Garden. The garden is an authentic 1700’s Colonial herb garden. It is planted with herbs that were used by Colonial housewives for culinary, medicinal and other uses, such as dyeing fabric and repelling bugs and offensive odors. There are also plants and herbs that were used by the Native Americans of the Cape Henlpen region. The plants were researched with materials provided by Colonial Williamsburg and the Nanticoke Museum. The willow fence and arbors represent the type of fencing used in Colonial times. The garden was originally planted in 1984 by a group of Lewes residents and was maintained by the Sussex Master Gardeners. It is currently maintained by Lewes in Bloom, a local volunteer beautification organization.

ANNUALS PLANTED FOR 2022

FISHER MARTIN HOUSE

ANGELONIA SERENA BLUE
ANGELONIA SERENA PURPLE
CANAN HAPPY CLEO
COLEUS FISHNET STOCKINGS
COLEUS GAYS DELIGHT
COLEUS PARTY TIME LINE
SDEUM LEMON CORAL
SUNPATIENS VIGOUROUS ORANGE

BACK OF FISHER MARTIN HOUSE
COLEUS KONG JUNIOR ROSE

FISHER MARTIN HOUSE
SUNPATIENS VIGOUOUS ORANGE

GARDEN SHED
BEGONIA REX BEWITCHED CHERRY

FOUNTAIN CIRCLE
BEGONIA WHOPPER ROSE
BEGONIA BADA BOOM PINK
BEGONIA BADA BOOM WHITE

HOSTA BED
LANTANA BANDANA ROSE
LANTANA BANDANA ORANGE

CIRCLE
STROBILANTHUS PERSIAN SHIELD
DUSTY MILLER
ZINNIA PROFUSION DOUBLE ORANGE
VINCA TITAN BURGUNDY
SUNPATIENS COMPACT CANDY PINK

SHADE PLANTERS
BEGONIA WHOPPER PINK
IPOMOEA LACEY LIME
EUPHORBIA DIAMOND SNOW
WANDERING JEW RED/GREEN
TORENIA SUMMER WAVE TRAILING BLUE
COLEUS PARTY TIME ROSE
NEW GUINEA IMPATIENS

SUN PLANTERS
WANDERING JEW NANOUK
BEGONIA WHOPPER PINK
PENTAS STARCLUSTER LIGHT PINK
IPOMOEA ROSSO
SUNPATIENS CANDY PINK
EUPHORBIA DAIMOND SNOW
PETUNIA ZOOM PURPLE