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

An ecological gardening certificate student completes a Native Plants of Fall exam in Mt. Cuba Center's naturalistic gardens.
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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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Gardening for Year-round Interest

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Native plants fit beautifully into the landscape because they are already adapted to our local growing conditions. Learn about a variety of wildflowers, shrubs, trees and vines that are ideal […]


Spring Gardening Saturday

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Spring is a season of beauty and conservation. Join our experts as they share how to simplify your garden efforts and maximize the beauty and allure of native plants. Stay […]


Demystifying Toxic Plants Tour

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Walking discussion of toxic plant adaptations for plant defense, edibility, propagation, and ecological value for wildlife at Mt. Cuba Center


Gardening with Nature in Mind

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Eco-friendly gardening works with nature, not against it. Learn how to simplify your gardening tasks, maximize your soil’s potential, and reduce water usage while supporting pollinators and local wildlife. Save […]


Keystone Species for Pollinator Gardens

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Do you want to bring more butterflies, birds, and bees into your garden? Find out which plants will give you the most bang for your buck. Bring a list of […]


Right Tree, Right Place

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Tree health and sustainability in the landscape are largely dependent on selecting the appropriate tree before planting. Learn the process of selecting the right tree for the right site to […]


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