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In The News, Updates – June 7, 2017

Drumroll, please…New plant introductions!

It’s the time of year to scour native plant sales and local nurseries for new additions to the garden. While the choices may seem endless, the plants available to purchase are the result of a long chain of events involving the many people who find, grow and test plants for the public.

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Press Release – May 12, 2017

Dive into Summer with Summer Splash!

This summer, discover the wonders of water in nature at Mt. Cuba Center’s first annual Summer Splash event. On July 23, visitors can come to the renowned botanical garden to cool off from the summer heat with Summer Splash’s engaging and educational activities about how nature captures, stores and uses water.   A day full […]

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In The News – April 20, 2017

Spring’s Edible Buffet

Native pollinators need early spring wildflowers. HOCKESSIN, Del. (April 20, 2017) – With warmer weather, sunny days and spring flowers comes the hum of pollinators, especially the buzz of bumblebees emerging from their winter burrows. One bee you’re unlikely to see this spring is the rusty patched bumblebee. Known as Bombus affinis, the rusty patched […]

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In The News, Updates – April 6, 2017

The dogwood tree makes a comeback

For decades, flowering dogwood has been plagued by dogwood anthracnose, a deadly fungal disease. The Washington Post‘s Adrian Higgins talks with Mt. Cuba Center’s Woods Path Horticulturist Jimmy Testa to explore the resurgence of the tree and suggests cultivars for the home gardener. Read the full article over at the Washington Post, here. More information about Mt. Cuba Center’s […]

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Press Release, Updates – April 5, 2017

Surround yourself with wildflowers on April 23rd

Surround yourself with wildflowers this spring at the 13th Annual Wildflower Celebration on Sunday, April 23. This day-long, free event invites people of all ages to learn and play in nature. Discover rare and beautiful wildflowers, observe tadpoles in the iconic ponds, and enjoy family friendly activities at Mt. Cuba Center’s annual springtime festival. During […]

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