University of Delaware
Office of Public Relations
The Messenger
Vol. 5, No. 4/1996
Apple House converted

     The historic, octagonal Apple House, located at the entrance
to Goodstay Gardens on the UD Wilmington Campus, has been
renovated to serve as the garden's visitors' center. Formerly an
ice house and then a root cellar, the structure also once stored
fruit from the nearby grove of apple trees. Recently, the house
and gardens received an Historic Preservation Award from the New
Castle County, Del., Historic Review Board.
     The formal gardens feature gravel walks, boxwood hedges and
an extensive and varied collection of plants and flowers. A
number of giving opportunities exist in connection with the
revival of the Goodstay Gardens.
     For more information, contact John M. Clayton Jr. in
the Office of University Development, telephone (302) 831-2104.