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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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April 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Spring Gardening Saturday

Native plants of spring
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Spring is a season of beauty and conservation. Join our experts as they share how to simplify your garden efforts and maximize the beauty and allure of native plants. Stay for the day and attend all four classes or register for individual sessions.

This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Saturday, April 6, 2024 from 10am to 4pm.

$19 per session or $69 for all four

Gardening for Year-round Interest

Native plants fit beautifully into the landscape because they are already adapted to our local growing conditions. Learn about a variety of wildflowers, shrubs, trees and vines that are ideal for home gardens and provide color, texture, ecological services and seasonal interest all year long.

Keystone Species for Pollinator Gardens

Do you want to bring more butterflies, birds, and bees into your garden? Find out which plants will give you the most bang for your buck. Bring a list of your favorites to the nursery this spring and create the ultimate pollinator-friendly garden.

Gardening with Nature in Mind

Eco-friendly gardening works with nature, not against it. Learn how to simplify your gardening tasks, maximize your soil’s potential, and reduce water usage while supporting pollinators and local wildlife. Save time, energy, and resources using native plants to create beautiful, environmentally sound landscaping.

Right Tree, Right Place

Tree health and sustainability in the landscape are largely dependent on selecting the appropriate tree before planting. Learn the process of selecting the right tree for the right site to maximize the longevity of your plant after installation.

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