Mt Cuba Center
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Gardens and trails are open Wednesday through Sunday from 10 am-6 pm. Plan your visit today!

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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.

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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

Water-wise Gardening

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Explore water-wise gardening through several ecological practices - rain gardens, rain barrels, riparian buffers, and xeriscaping. Leave with a plant list of water-wise native plant species to add to your […]


Canceled: Tree Festival

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

This program is canceled as of 9/21/23 due to rain in the forecast. See trees in their autumn glory and learn how they add beauty and value to our landscapes. […]

Included with garden admission

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

Workshop: Propagating Native Ferns

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Discover how simple it is to grow ferns from spores. Steve Pyne, Mt. Cuba’s greenhouse assistant and skilled fern propagator, reviews the life cycle of these ancient plants, how to […]


Succession Planting

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Even in small spaces, we can boost diversity and interest through the seasons with succession planting. Learn the growth habits, preferences, and physical characteristics of native plants that can be […]


Sunset and S’mores

This program has been canceled as of 9/21/23. Bring the family out for a scenic hayride through Mt. Cuba’s stunning natural lands. Arrive at a bonfire where you can kick […]


Canceled: Hay Bales and Brews

This program has been canceled as of 9/21/23. This unique hayride experience travels through rolling hills and grassland fields in Mt. Cuba’s picturesque natural areas. Learn about Mt. Cuba’s land […]


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