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Updates – February 10, 2019

Coming this Summer: Picnic Fridays

On Fridays from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the Gardens are open until 8 P.M. Unwind in style this summer in Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens and grounds. On Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day, the gardens stay open until 8 P.M. for Picnic Nights where guests can picnic, relax and unwind in the […]

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Updates – January 23, 2019

Q+A: When it Rains…Garden!

When it rains, as it has so frequently over the past year, water nourishes our landscape. However, rain that falls on impervious surfaces–like rooftops, roadways, and compacted soils–runs downhill, gathering oils, grit, and other contaminants and transporting them directly into our waterways. In large volumes, like after a storm, runoff can be very powerful and […]

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Updates – September 21, 2018

From Student to Steward: Summersweet Natives

Mt. Cuba Center’s students go on to do amazing things. Take Joseph Russell, Ecological Gardening Certificate student, who founded Summersweet Native Plants, a native plant nursery located in Mays Landing, NJ. Inspired by the beauty and diversity of native plants, he uses native plants to create a sense of place. Here, he answers five questions […]

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Updates – September 11, 2018

7 Plants that Love “Wet Feet”

Native plants are adapted to the local climate, including the steady rains we’ve had here in northern Delaware. Here’s seven plants that love wet feet, and that you can spot in our gardens in late summer: Silver and Gold redosier dogwood (Cornus sericea ‘Silver and Gold’) This attractive shrub gets all the more interesting after […]

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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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