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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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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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 – May 11, 2023

Sam Hoadley Honored in 40 under 40

  Mt. Cuba Center is happy to announce that Sam Hoadley, Mt. Cuba’s manager of horticultural research has been selected as a member of the GPN (Greenhouse Product News) 40 Under […]

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Updates – April 16, 2023

Native orchids for the garden

By Kevin Allen Few plants can match the allure of an orchid. As one of the largest and most diverse plant families, the Orchidaceae currently boasts about 30,000 identified species. […]

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Press Release, Updates – March 31, 2023

Enchanting Gardens Await

The wait is finally over, and Mt. Cuba Center officially opens our gates for visitation on Saturday, April 1, 2023. We are thrilled to welcome members and guests back to […]

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Updates – March 27, 2023

The Women of Mt. Cuba

By Alana Pugh Mt. Cuba Center is a place full of fascinating history. It takes no less than a village to transform dry, desecrated, barren farmland into a teeming hub […]

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Updates – February 28, 2023

Growing a New Meadow

By Melissa Starkey Mt. Cuba Center’s natural lands span more than 1000 acres, including meadows, forests, and old farm fields with the potential to be transformed into rich habitats that […]

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