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September 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Event

Fall Gardening Festival

Saturday and Sunday, September 29 & 30
10 am – 2 pm (Gardens open until 4 pm)
Free with Admission

Discover how fall gardening sets the stage for a vibrant and ecologically healthy garden at Mt. Cuba Center’s two-day Fall Gardening Festival. Get insider information from gardening experts, purchase native plants, and enjoy fall-themed activities the whole family will love. Food trucks will be on-site, and each family receives a free native plant while supplies last!

Food Trucks:
09/29 Natalie’s Fine Food (sandwich selection)

Scheduled Activities:
Children’s Story Time–10:30 am, 1:30 pm
Live Music from Acoustic Turnpike–11:30-1:30 pm
Garden Highlight Tours–11 am and 2 pm

All-Day Programming (10 am-2 pm)
Storybook Stroll (Kid-friendly)
Yellow, orange, green, and brown – all the leaves keep falling down! Get into Leaf Trouble with Pip Squirrel, who learns why some trees lose their leaves in the autumn season.

Fall for Your Turf (Kid-friendly)
Please keep on the grass! Learn about our organic turf management practices from expert Scott Freedman and how to apply best practices at home. Kids craft their very own grass-head to grow at home!

Leaf Litter for Critters (Kid-friendly)
Fall is the season to rake leaves! Instead of kicking leaves to the curb, discover how leaf litter can be used as gardening mulch and provide habitat for wildlife. Kids craft their own salamander habitat.

Touch-a-Truck (Kid-friendly)
Get up close and personal with trucks, tractors, and other vehicles used in our gardens and Natural Lands areas.

Mt. Cuba Center Selections
Select your complimentary Mt. Cuba Center Selections plant common eastern coneflower (Rudbeckia fulgida var. fulgida). Set it aside in our “plant parking lot” until you are ready to take it home with you. One plant per household while supplies last.

Plant Sale: Redbud Native Plant Nursery, LLC
Get your native plants here! Redbud offers quality container-grown native plants for purchase that are suited to the mid-Atlantic region.

Q+A: Davey Tree Expert Company
Bring your questions about tree and plant health care to the industry professionals at Davey Tree Expert Company.

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