Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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An ecological gardening certificate student completes a Native Plants of Fall exam in Mt. Cuba Center's naturalistic gardens.
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Program Guide

Classes offered year-round. Learn to garden in harmony with nature, take an art or wellness class, and more!

Carex barrattii
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Trial Garden

Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

Mt. Cuba Center's natural lands pictured at sunset.
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Ecological Land Management

Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

Two guests walk down the West Slope path in spring at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Mt Cuba Center

Updates – November 8, 2023

Fall Cleanup for the Birds

By Elizabeth Castelletti Native wild bird numbers in North America have been declining at a staggering rate over the past four decades. A range of factors are contributing to these losses […]

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Updates – November 6, 2023

Holiday Gift Guide

Give the Gift of Nature This holiday season, find eco-friendly gifts that inspire, educate, and support conservation here at Mt. Cuba Center. Our holiday gift guide is full of ideas […]

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Learnings, Updates – September 20, 2023

Dead Wood is…Good!

By Nicole DeLizzio Imagine this: You’re hiking through the forest, there are birds trilling overhead, and you stumble upon the remnants of a tree. Upon first glance, you may think […]

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Updates – September 5, 2023

Discover The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway

Have you discovered one of the most scenic drives in Delaware yet? The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway is a network of secondary roads located roughly between routes 48 and […]

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Updates – August 14, 2023

Learn from Leaders in Native Plant Gardening

Mt. Cuba Center’s Fall-Winter 2023-2024 Program Guide is packed with expert-led classes focusing on native plants, ecological gardening, conservation, art, and wellness. Our fall event series offers something for everyone, […]

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