Destination Delco is proud to be one of 20 locations giving out FREE PACKS OF POPPY SEEDS to residents and businesses who want to join County Council and the WW1 Committee in "Painting Delco Red" with Poppy Gardens to honor all of the local men and women who served in WW1 or participated in the war effort here at home.

Planting season is just around the corner, so get your free seeds ASAP.  
Why not ask your neighbors to join you?  When the poppies bloom send us pictures and we'll publish them on our WWOneDelco website (link below).

For a list of those Poppy garden sites, seed distribution locations, planting instructions, and upcoming WW1 events, as well as countless local stories and photos recounting our historic participation in the Great War, go to

These Garden Signs are available only at Destination Delco
headquarters in Rose Tree Park, Media.  There are two sizes plus
 stakes for smaller gardens to attach the seek packet, itself. 
Destination Delco and Delaware County Council are fortunate to have the “Penn State Master Gardeners of Delaware County" as a Community Partner. 

Join them May 6th, 12th or 13th and get FREE SEED PACKS while asking them all your questions about planting Poppies and other blooms in your garden!

Masters Gardeners Deb Soutar and Director Linda Barry will be providing Poppy Seed Packets and growing information at three upcoming events at Scott Arboretum.
  • Saturday, May 6th: Scott Members Plant Exchange, 10 AM-11:30 AM, Wister Center, Scott Arboretum
  • Friday, May 12th: 5:30 - 7:30 PM and Saturday, May 13th: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM: Scott Selections Spring Sale, Wister Center, Scott Arboretum
These free events provide a wonderful opportunity to pick up seed packets and pointers from the Master Gardeners of the Penn State Extension.

Our WW1 Commemoration Committee, Destination Delco and Delaware County Council look forward to having poppy gardens growing in fields, back yards, patio planters and other visible spots throughout the entire County.  

Poppy Seed Distribution Centers:

The Destination Delco Tourism Bureau if located in Rose Tree Park
at the corner of Rt. 252 and Rose Tree Road in Media.
Destination Delco Tourist Bureau, 1501 N. Providence Road -- Media, PA 19063 610-565-3679
Master Gardeners of Delaware County, Penn State Extension Offices:
20 Paper Mill Road Springfield, PA 19064 610-690-2655
Aston Library, 3270 Concord Rd. -- Aston, PA  610-494-5877
Collingdale Public Library, 823 MacDade Blvd. -- Collingdale, PA 19023  (610) 583-2214
Haverford Township Free Library, 1601 Darby Rd. -- Havertown, PA 19083   610-446-3082
Middletown Free Library, 21 N. Pennell Road  -- Media, PA 19063   610-566-7828
Newtown Library, 201 Bishop Hollow Rd. -- Newtown Square, PA 19073   610-353-1022
Primos Library, 409 Ashland Ave. -- Secane, PA 19018   610-622-8091                   
Ridley Township Public Library, 100 MacDade Blvd, Folsom, PA 19033   610-583-0593

Upper Darby Libraries:
Sellers Branch | 76 South State Road | Upper Darby , PA 19082
Municipal Branch | 501 Bywood Ave. | Upper Darby , PA 19082
Primos Branch | 409 Ashland Ave. | Primos , PA 19018

Yeadon Library, Longacre Blvd & Arbor Rd. -- Yeadon, PA 19050   610-623-4090
Clarion Philadelphia Airport Hotel, 76 Industrial Hwy, Route 291, Essington, PA 19029   844-433-0851
Wolff’s Apple House & Garden Center, 81 S Pennell Rd, Media, PA 19063  (610) 566-1680
Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Rd., Media, PA 19063  (610) 876-7116
Radnor Hotel, 591 E. Lancaster Ave., St. Davids 19087   610-688-5800
Wayne Hotel, 139 E Lancaster Ave., Wayne, PA 19087   (610) 687-5000
Note: You may request multiple packets or contact Destination Delco for bulk seeds for larger gardens: 610-565-3679