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See trees in their autumn glory and learn how they add beauty and value to our landscapes. Enjoy unique family-friendly programs, live music, hayrides, and more. Pack a picnic or feast on food truck fare. Native plants available for purchase while supplies last. This program takes place in-person (at Mt. Cuba Center) Saturday, September 24, 2022 (Rain Date: Sunday, September 25)
Live Music – 11 am-1 pm, 2-5 pm – Upper Lawn
Alexandra Kay March
Welcome Walks – 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm – Terrace
Each walk is free with admission and lasts about one hour. Capacity is limited, so please sign up ahead of time at the plant sales tent.
Kids Tree Climbing – 11 am-3 pm – Forecourt
Pull on a harness and get ready to climb! Scale a tree with the help of our arborists and get a birds-eye view of tree work.
Story Time Sprouts – 11:30 am, 2 pm – South Garden
Relax on our South Lawn while you listen to a selection of nature-themed books about fall.
Hayrides – 11 am, 2 pm, 3 pm – Natural Lands
Celebrate the season with a 30-minute scenic hayride through our natural areas. Free with admission, reserve your time at the plant sales tent as space is limited.
Trails Guided Hike – 1 pm – Natural Lands
This hike is free with admission and lasts about 2 hours. Be prepared to walk steep hills and uneven terrain. Sign up at the plant sales tent.
Insects on Display – 11 am-2 pm – Upper Lawn
Join the University of Delaware’s Entomology Club as they showcase their live insect collection! Discover the different ways that insects utilize trees and how you can support them at home.
Forest Elders – Upper Lawn
Old growth forests are essential to healthy environments. Learn about their ecological importance and their enduring mystique.
Autumn Nature Crowns – Upper Lawn
Calling all artists! Show your artistic side as you create a crown fit for royalty using natural materials.
Trees: Nature’s Champions – Upper Lawn
Learn about the importance of our native trees and the wildlife that utilize them. Explore the various types of bark, wood, leaves, and fruit to see and feel what makes each species unique.
Lawn Games – Upper Lawn
Enjoy lawn games with the whole family!
Bluey’s Woods – Upper Lawn
Venture into the woods and get your hands dirty with nature play activities. Pick up a fall-themed scavenger hunt to follow as you explore the gardens.
Storybook Stroll – Woods Path
Wind along the Woods Path as you read along to The Boy Who Grew a Forest.
Plant Sales – Forecourt
A variety of native plants will be available for purchase, while supplies last!
Membership – Forecourt
Membership is natural nourishment. Sign up today!
Food Truck Fare
Bucky’s BBQ – 11 am-5 pm – Delicious smoked BBQ
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*Please note, the time for the Trails Guided Hike has moved from 12:30 PM to 1 PM.