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.

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

Compact Composting

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Turn your trash to treasure with home-scale composting. Transform everyday kitchen scraps into nutrient-rich treasure (compost) that makes plants flourish. Learn the key elements of creating compost at home, what […]


Nature Play Day

Discover the wild side of Mt. Cuba with a day of outdoor fun in our natural lands. Take to the open skies by flying a kite, touch-a-truck and tractor, navigate […]

Included with garden admission

Canceled: Guided Trails Hike

This program has been canceled as of 11/3/23. Learn about Mt. Cuba’s approach to land management and the events that shape our past, current, and future landscapes. Become empowered to […]

Free – $3

Canceled: A Taste of Yaupon Holly Tea

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

This program has been canceled as of 9/18/23. This program will focus on Yaupon Holly, the only plant native to North America that produces caffeine. Indigenous communities have brewed Yaupon […]


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