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Become Fluent in Wildflowers at our Annual Celebration
Enjoy a magnificent display of spring ephemerals at our annual celebration of the season. Stroll through our native plant gardens at the peak of their glory; enjoy live music, gardening activities, family programming, and more. A variety of food selections are available for purchase and the first 1,000 families receive a free native plant.
Free parking for this event is at 1003 Old Wilmington Road, just east of Brackenville Road. From the parking area, shuttle buses and a walking path provide access to the garden. Due to the rolling terrain and mulched paths at Mt. Cuba Center, the use of wheelchairs is limited. Pets are not permitted.
Don’t miss these scheduled activities:
Flatland Drive Bluegrass Band
10:30AM, 12PM, 2PM
11:30AM and 1PM
11:30AM, 1PM, 3PM
Tree Climbing Demonstration
Mt. Cuba Center Master Plan
Presentations at 11:30AM, 1PM, 3PM
Enjoy these programs all day!
- Choose Your Own Adventure: Explore the gardens with one of five scavenger hunts! From Wildflower Bingo to an Instagram Hunt, there’s something for everyone! *
- Native Container Raffle Information Tent: Win a beautiful container garden of native plants. Drawing will take place at 4 pm; you need not be present to win.
- Butterfly Creation Station: Fly away with native butterflies of our region by crafting your own flying friend. *
- Native Orchids of Delaware: Discover the beauty of native Delaware orchids and how our Orchid Scouts promote species conservation throughout the state.
- Straight Talk on Trees: Unsure how to approach professional tree care? Ask our Certified Arborists for the inside scoop.
- Build-A-Flower: Celebrate the season by adding your own tissue paper wildflower to the Mt. Cuba Center landscape *
- Red Tail Restoration & Land Management, LLC: Red Tail manages forests, meadows, ponds and landscapes to support healthy ecosystems for people and wildlife. We specialize in invasive plant removal, native replanting, landscape installation, and more!
- Delaware Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners: Visit Delaware Master Gardeners to learn about the Cooperative Extension Lawn and Garden programs in your neighborhood and about the many services it has to offer.
- The Mulch Pit: Climb into our mulch pit for the chance to get your hands dirty! *
- Face Painting: Be transformed into a magical being!
- Nature Play: No rules here! Use your imagination to create art from natural materials. *
- Lawn Games: Enjoy lawn games with the whole family! *
- Tadpole Viewing Station: Meet tadpoles growing up in Mt. Cuba’s ponds and learn about the frog life cycle. *
- Plant Research: Find out which varieties of native plant have performed best in our trials. *
* Kid-friendly activities 🙂
Food available for purchase:
Scission: Expresso and Desserts
Kapow: Hawaiian, Thai and Korean Asian fusion cuisine
Mama Mia: Continental Fusion
The Polish Connection: Traditional, handmade Polish cuisine
TROOPS Barbeque: Southern food
Woodside Creamery: Homemade, hand dipped, farm fresh ice cream
Zaikka Indian: Indian cuisine