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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

Naturalistic Planting Design

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Whether you’re designing a whole garden from scratch or looking to create new planting areas, it can be daunting to know where to start. In this crash course to naturalistic […]


Terrific Trillium

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Mt. Cuba’s premier collection of native trilliums provides a spectacular floral display each spring. Élan Alford presents an informative overview of our efforts to protect and conserve this iconic genus […]


Native Plants of Spring Hybrid

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Our highly popular Native Plants Series is available in a new course format. View the prerecorded lectures at your own pace prior to joining Mt. Cuba staff for scheduled onsite […]


Garden Enthusiast Tour

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Take an in-depth look at the gardens and discover how to apply sustainable gardening practices. Learn about environmental topics such as climate change, systems-thinking, and consciously sourcing native plants for […]


Introduction to Bonsai Using Native Trees

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

The art of Bonsai has a long and rich history in Japan and other Eastern Asian countries – one that can translate easily to our region using native trees and […]


Sustainable Landscape Techniques

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Create more ecologically sound landscapes by implementing a variety of sustainable gardening and landscaping techniques. Learn how to manage and conserve water using rain gardens, bioswales, and rain barrels. Reduce […]


Pyrography: Woodburning Art for Beginners: Section B

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin

Create your own beautiful wood-burned artwork in this one-of-a-kind workshop. Discover different woodburning techniques, compare how different types of wood burn, and explore your artistic side by creating various textures, […]


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