Mt Cuba Center
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Mt. Cuba is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

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

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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

Sound Bath Meditation

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

While you focus on the sounds of the bowls, you may notice other sounds of nature, such as birds singing in response to the soothing sounds being played. Your stress […]


Canceled: Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing: Section A

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for the natural world and dedicated to promoting health, happiness, and a sense of awe. Anisa George, a certified […]


Botanical Sun Printing: Section B

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 […]


Eco-Printed Silk Scarves- Advanced: Section B

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Get ready to dive deeper into the art of eco-printing! In this advanced workshop, learn how to incorporate logwood, a natural dye that produces a variety of stunning purple tones, […]


Guided Trails Hike

Learn about Mt. Cuba’s approach to land management and the events that shape our past, current, and future landscapes. Become empowered to take ecologically beneficial actions to support native wildlife […]

Free – $3

Pawpaw: The Susquehanna Banana

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Pawpaw trees bear the largest edible fruit native to the United States, a fruit that’s creamy texture and banana-meets-mango flavor is gaining popularity with people interested in growing their own […]


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