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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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Back to News Press Release – November 12, 2021

Press Release

Give the Gift of Nature

The holiday season is a great time to give to those you love and give back to the causes you care about. Choosing meaningful, creative, and eco-friendly gifts is a breeze this season with Mt. Cuba’s holiday gift guide. Encourage an appreciation for nature, education, and conservation in those on your list.

Embrace the holiday spirit and find experience-based gifts for nature lovers and lifelong learners below.

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For the Explorer

Give the gift of natural nourishment with a Mt. Cuba Center membership, ideal for garden lovers and nature explorers. Memberships come in different packages and they also support Mt. Cuba’s many research and conservation initiatives. Choose digital or a special gift delivery sent in the mail. Orders must be placed by December 16, 2021, to be delivered via USPS by December 25, 2021. Pricing begins at $84

For the Trailblazer

Send one of Mt. Cuba Center’s award-winning gardening, conservation, art, or wellness classes and spark an interest in the natural world. Both online and in-person courses offer hands-on learning experiences where instructors can answer questions in real time. In 2021, Mt. Cuba’s classes were awarded editor’s pick for Best Upstate Creative Workshops in Delaware Today’s annual Best of Delaware competition.

Just select “This is a Gift” at checkout to send a class to your gift recipient. Pricing begins at $19

For the Curious

For beginner and expert gardeners alike, Classes On Demand can be completed wherever, whenever. Featuring several of Mt. Cuba Center’s most popular courses, each Class on Demand lasts about 90 minutes. From Eco-Gardening: Plain and Simple to Native Evergreens for Year-Round Interest or Weeds 101, there are a variety of classes to choose from. Students are able to watch the pre-recorded videos more than once — or stop at any point and re-start it again later. Classes are priced at $15

For the Nature Enthusiast

Gift certificates can be used for tickets, memberships, garden tours, classes, and more. They can be purchased online or by calling 302.239.4244 and they can be redeemed onsite or over the phone. Pricing begins at $25