Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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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.

Two guests walk down the West Slope path in spring at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Mt Cuba Center
Back to News Updates – September 19, 2019


Grow with a Membership

Mt. Cuba Center launched its new membership program this week. The program, which invites guests to deepen their connection to nature and conservation while enjoying unlimited visits, exclusive access, discounts on events and more has three tiers available at two-person and four-person packages.

All membership contributions support the botanical garden’s mission to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. The membership program invites the public to explore the conservation values of Mt. Cuba Center and cultivate a love for nature that extends beyond the garden gates.

The membership outlines three tiers: Escape, Explore, and Engage. All tiers include discounts on Lyft rides for special events, a free drink or snack upon arrival to the gardens, unlimited visits during general admission, guest passes, and discounts on regularly priced plants at the nearby Gateway Garden Center.

The Escape level costs $84 for two-person memberships and $134 for four; Experience, the middle tier, which includes at 10% discount on any Ecological Gardening Certificate course, starts at $122 for a two-person membership and $172 for a four-person membership. The top tier, Engage, adds benefits like VIP experiences, invitations to members-only events, member pricing on select programs and a native plant to take home. Cost for the Engage level of membership is $132 for a two-person membership, and $182 for a four-person membership.

Become a Founding Member and grow with us.