Fundraiser to benefit Botanic Gardens

Cocktails on the Ocean, a fundraiser for the Delaware Botanic Gardens at Pepper Creek, will take place April 30 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the oceanfront home of Chuck Coltman in North Bethany.

The event will offer the chance to talk with Delaware Botanic Gardens leaders, to toast the emerging garden and visit with other supporters of the project while enjoying seaside breezes. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Taste Events and Executive Chef Matt Cornelius.

Tickets cost $100 per guest, and purchase requests must be received by April 20. To purchase tickets using a credit card, go to
new-events. To pay by mail, send a check, payable to the Delaware Botanic Gardens, to P.O. Box 1390, Ocean View, DE 19930. Ticket purchasers will receive confirmation, and anyone who does not receive confirmation within several days of purchase should email

The Delaware Botanic Gardens has estimated that payments received in excess of $40 per person are deductible in
accordance with IRS regulations. The tax receipt will serve as confirmation of the reservation.