Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Classes offered year-round. Learn to garden in harmony with nature, take an art or wellness class, and more!

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Trial Garden

Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

Mt. Cuba Center's natural lands pictured at sunset.
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Ecological Land Management

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

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Classes & Events

Milkweed and Monarchs: Section A

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

The study and preservation of the iconic monarch butterfly is a focal area for the conservation and research team at Mt. Cuba. Join Ellen Lake, director of conservation and research, […]


Plants that Like “Wet Feet”

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Finding plants that will grow in wet conditions around ponds, along streams, or in rain gardens, can be a challenge. Learn which native plants thrive in moisture-laden soil, tolerate sun […]


Garden Enthusiast Tour

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Take an in-depth look at the gardens and discover how to apply sustainable gardening practices. Learn about environmental topics such as climate change, systems-thinking, and consciously sourcing native plants for […]

$4 – $19

Botanical Sun Printing: Section A

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

The first book printed featuring photographic images was made in 1843 by Anna Atkins, an English botanist, and photographer. Atkins pioneered the use of the cyanotype process to capture images […]


Family Yoga

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Join local family-friendly yoga practice Petite Yogi for an outdoor yoga session in our South Garden. From beginners to experienced yogis, children ages four and up with an adult are […]

Included with Admission

Kids Create

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Join us for an afternoon of nature, artmaking, and fun! Mt. Cuba partners with award-winning folk artist, Eunice LaFate, to lead a unique children’s art program in the gardens. Kids […]

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