SISTER CITIES GARDENS
Brandywine Park, Wilmington
Sister Cities of Wilmington, Inc. maintains five flower gardens in Wilmington State Park, in Wilmington. The gardens are located in three plots at the southeast corner of North Van Buren street and North Park Drive. The gardens celebrate the friendship and association of Wilmington and its 5 sister cities of Kalmar, Sweden; Watford, England; Fulda, Germany; Osogobo, Nigeria and Olevano sul Tusciano, Italy. Each of the 5 gardens is dedicated to one of the sister cities, and the flower display, which is replanted each Spring, represents the colors of the respective sister cities' national flags.
Sister Cities of Wilmington had entered its gardens during the past few years in the annual Wilmington City Gardens Contest. It has been recognized with awards on several occasions. The gardens are planted by permission and with the support of the Delaware State park administration and there is sufficient area available to accommodate new gardens for new sister city associations.