Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Program Guide

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

Helping Wildlife Through the Winter

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

From fruiting shrubs to seed-bearing wildflowers, native plants provide essential shelter and forage that sustain our wildlife through the winter. Explore how to easily create overwintering habitat and learn about […]


Workshop: Tree ID from the Trail – Fall Section

Take a hike through the woods with the Mt. Cuba Arboriculture Team and learn to recognize common native trees. Tree identification becomes quick and rewarding when using easy and practical […]


Painting the Marvelous Hummingbird

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Allow the vibrancy and charisma of the hummingbird to inspire your time painting and collaging a work of art with artist, Monica Lopez. Learn paintbrush usage, color mixing, and color […]


Fall Gardening Saturday

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

As the temperatures cool, our fall-time favorite native plants take the spotlight. Learn the best trees and shrubs for fall color, how to get a great-looking lawn without chemicals, create […]


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

Native Trees and Shrubs for Fall Color

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Prolong your garden’s interest into the fall with trees and shrubs that have colorful fruit, bark, and foliage. This class is a must for those interested in adding plants that […]


Organic Lawn Care

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Embrace the utility of lawn in the garden for paths and recreation. Learn how to build better soil to create a healthier environment for your pets and family, and how […]


Planting the Woodland Edge

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

The woodland edge is crucial for protecting forests and providing habitat to wildlife. With increased fragmentation due to development, these habitat islands are now a common feature of suburbia. Discover […]


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