Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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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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Find the right plant for your garden.

Featured Plants

Find inspiration in Mt. Cuba’s plant lists organized by season and garden. From groundcovers to trees, these lists include a right plant for any space.

Mt. Cuba’s South Garden features native plants exclusively, offering multi-seasonal interest and a range of colors, textures, preferred conditions, and wildlife benefits. Many of these plants are available at garden centers and will bring beauty and environmental value to a home garden.

Combining cultivars and straight species native to this region of the United States, the South Garden includes standouts from Mt. Cuba’s native plant trials, and more.

a goldenrod plant with yellow, firework-like blooms and two bees.

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Add beauty and attract beneficial wildlife to your home landscape with these native plants of spring, summer, and fall, chosen for their seasonal interest and ecological benefits. Find all of these plants in Mt. Cuba’s gardens, marked by a plant highlight label.

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