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Updates – November 22, 2019

Edible Native Plants

The fruits in your landscape aren’t just for the birds! There are many hardy native plants that provide human-safe (and delicious) edible leaves, fruits, and bark. On Saturday, January 18th learn more about these fascinating and tasty native plants from Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known and Eaten, for his lecture, Edible […]

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Updates – October 17, 2019

Sourcing Native Plants Research

A new website summarizing the research from 11 institutions is live for the public to explore new information about the impacts of gardening with native plants and their cultivars, called nativars. The research paper and summary can be accessed at SourcingNativePlants.com. In 2017, 12 researchers from institutions dedicated to horticulture, conservation, ecology, and educating the […]

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In The News, Updates – October 17, 2019

Trial Garden Update

Our Trial Garden features native plants and their cultivars in orderly rows so that we may directly compare the plants’ beauty, vigor and pollinator support. Sam Hoadley, Manager of Horticultural Research, can be found among the trials measuring plant size and evaluating floral display on a daily basis. This week, he published an update on […]

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Updates – September 26, 2019

Focus Groups

We want to hear from you! Last week, we learned we received a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) to implement the largest and most significant phase of our interpretive master planning project. As part of our interpretive master planning, we are holding a series of focus groups in early October […]

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Updates – September 19, 2019

Grow with a Membership

Mt. Cuba Center launched its new membership program this week. The program, which invites guests to deepen their connection to nature and conservation while enjoying unlimited visits, exclusive access, discounts on events and more has three tiers available at two-person and four-person packages. All membership contributions support the botanical garden’s mission to inspire an appreciation […]

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