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May 25 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Introduction to Moss Gardening

Moss bank at Mt. Cuba Center.

This outdoor class showcases Mt. Cuba’s unique moss bank – a luxurious carpet of soft green miniature plants. Beth Castelletti, a Mt. Cuba Assistant Horticulturist presents the structure and life cycle of mosses and discusses the many benefits of having a moss garden. Emily Tinalli, Horticulturist for the Brandywine River Museum of Art, introduces you to a few common moss species and demonstrates how to manage moss you may find in your home landscape. Learn how to plant and maintain a moss garden and leave with a sample to start your own emerald carpet at home.

This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Wednesday, May 25 (Rain Date: Wednesday, June 1)

About the Instructor:
Emily Tinalli is the Horticulturist for the Brandywine Conservancy & Museum of Art where she gardens with native plants on their 10-acre Chadds Ford campus, and co-coordinates the native plant seed and propagation program. Prior to that, she was a Horticulturist with Mt. Cuba Center for eight years. She has a bachelor’s degree in horticulture from Farmingdale State College.

Beth Castelletti is an Assistant Horticulturist working in the Upper and Middle Naturalistic gardens at Mt. Cuba Center. Prior to this, she spent three years as a Seasonal Horticulturists’ Assistant rotating in several areas of MCC. She earned a degree in Sustainable Horticulture from the Community College of Baltimore County.

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