Tanger Outlets Rehoboth made a $500 donation to Delaware Botanic Gardens, a new 37-acre public garden being built on Pepper Creek near Dagsboro, off Piney Neck Road.

The garden, slated to open in 2019, includes 12-acres of wooded wetland and a 1,000-foot water view of Pepper Creek.

The donation was made on-site at Delaware Botanic Gardens during a special ceremony on March 14 that included some of the garden’s workforce, which is comprised almost exclusively of dedicated volunteers who live on Delmarva.

"We are so amazed by the sweat-equity so many volunteers already have committed to the planting of Delaware Botanic Gardens,” said Amy Schnerr, general manager of Tanger Outlets Rehoboth Beach. “Tanger Outlets is honored to support such an important attraction that our local and tourist communities will enjoy for generations to come.”

The Delaware Botanic Garden volunteers are currently involved in creating the jewel in the garden’s crown — a 2-acre “Meadow Garden” — which will include 30,000 herbaceous perennials and grasses being planted by hand in April and May. Delaware Botanic Gardens is seeking help to buy the 30,000 plants, with a goal of raising $100,000. Donations can be made at gofundme.com/DelawareBotanicGardens by clicking the “Donate Now” button. A link to a video of the Meadow Garden is available at delawaregardens.org.