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In The News, Press Release – December 13, 2018

Our new Director of Horticulture

Mt. Cuba Center welcomes George Coombs as Director of Horticulture for the 1,083-acre botanical garden. After a wide-ranging search, Coombs was promoted to the role on December 10. Coombs came to Mt. Cuba center in 2012 as the Trial Garden Assistant after years in the nursery industry, bringing with him a rich experience in connecting […]

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In The News – November 8, 2018

Mt. Cuba on The Joe Gardener Show podcast

This week, our Manager of Horticultural Research, George Coombs, was featured on one of our favorite podcasts–The Joe Gardener Show.

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In The News – August 28, 2018

The Best Sun-Loving Perennials

GROW Magazine from the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society brings a harvest of stories about passionate gardeners, horticultural projects, and great ideas for the home landscape. In the Summer 2018 issue, Denise Cowie asked Mt. Cuba Center horticulturist Susan Boss what her favorite sun-loving perennials are for our region. Her answers are reprinted below, with permission from PHS. […]

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In The News, Updates – August 15, 2018

Some Like it Hot

Mt. Cuba’s Native rock garden features plants that can take the heat and drought The summer’s heat has scorched the lawn, shriveled the shrubs, and caused the lettuce to bolt, yet Mt. Cuba Center’s rock garden remains unfazed. It is thriving in the heat, drought, and periodic downpours that mark the season, all thanks to […]

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In The News – July 25, 2018

Conserving 635 Acres at Passmore Farm

  Over the past year, a collection of individual donors, community organizations, and private foundations–including Mt. Cuba Center–worked to conserve Passmore Farm, a 635-acre property in New Castle County featuring saltmarsh, upland forest, freshwater springs, and productive farmland. This property is adjacent to the 1,250-acre Taylors Bridge Roberts Farm property, which became a conservation success story […]

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