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July 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Garden Wild

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July 27th, 10AM-4PM

Take a walk on the wild side of gardening with family-friendly activities, educational programming, and live entertainment. Celebrate the wonder of wildlife in the gardens. Get to know the insects, birds, and animals that call our gardens home and discover the joy of sharing your garden with natural neighbors. A variety of food and drink selections will be available for purchase.

Scheduled Activities:

Story Time (11am, 1pm, 3pm) at the Lookout: Take a break from the festivities to listen to a story or read one on your own.

Live Music: Jenn Minor (11AM-3:30PM) on the Upper Lawn

Garden Highlight Walks (11AM, 12PM, 1PM, 2PM, 3PM) meet on the Main Terrace; each walk lasts about 45 minutes. Tickets are $2 per person in addition to garden admission.


All Day Programming throughout the gardens

Partners in Nature Scavenger Hunt: Discover unexpected wildlife relationships as you search for these plant and animal pairs throughout the gardens. Pick one up at the Information Tent.

Storybook Stroll along the Woods Path: Journey into the wilderness through the pages of Finding Wild, a story about looking for nature wherever you are.

Be the Beak: Planting is for the birds at Mt. Cuba Center! Learn how birds’ beaks are adapted to help them eat their favorite seeds, insects, and nectar by trying your hand at collecting food.

Mussels for Clean Water: Explore the exciting world of freshwater mussels with the Delaware Estuary! See how mussels clean our water by harnessing the power of filtration and find out how to help these imperiled animals.

Lawn Games: Enjoy a game with the whole family!

Amazing Grazing: Get up close and personal with some of Amazing Grazing’s hungriest employees – goats! Talk with the owners about the eco-friendly benefits of goat grazing as a land management option.

Discovery Grove: Go wild as you explore nature play activities.

Butterfly Creation Station: Craft your own colorful pollinator and fly it from flower to flower!

Wicked Plants at Mt. Cuba Center: Look for purple signs throughout the gardens to learn about plants’ wild characteristics that give them an edge when it comes to their protection and survival.

A Dragonfly’s Life: Dive into the world of dragonflies! From underwater nymph to airborne adult, learn about the unique life cycles of the dragonflies living in our ponds.

Fatal Attraction: Peek inside a carnivorous plant to see how they attract, trap, and eat unsuspecting insects.



Deerhead Hotdogs

Mama Mia

Bellefonte Brewing (11:30AM -3:30PM)


Rain date: Sunday, July 28th

RSVP on Facebook, here.