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Mt. Cuba conserves and stewards more than 1,000 acres including meadows, forests, streams and riparian corridors.

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Back to News Updates – November 6, 2023

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Holiday Gift Guide

Give the Gift of Nature

This holiday season, find eco-friendly gifts that inspire, educate, and support conservation here at Mt. Cuba Center. Our holiday gift guide is full of ideas for unique presents for all of the nature lovers on your list this season.

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Explore Nature

Give the gift of time spent in nature with a Mt. Cuba membership. This is a great option for garden lovers and those who enjoy spending time outdoors connecting with the natural world. Watch and explore as the garden changes throughout spring, summer, and fall. There are several different memberships packages to choose from and all support Mt. Cuba’s many important research and conservation initiatives. Options for delivery include digital or mail. All mail orders must be placed by December 14, 2023, to ensure delivery by December 23, 2023. Pricing begins at $84.

Pee Wee oakleaf hydrangea, Hydrange quercifolia 'Pee Wee'

Learn Something New

Mt. Cuba offers an wide selection of informative classes throughout the year, and not just for gardeners! Give the gift of learning to the curious ones in your life with a class on gardening, conservation, art, wellness, or food and beverages. Classes are offered in-person with hands-on learning experiences as well as online, where instructors answer questions in real time. Pick a class that you’d like to purchase and select “This is a Gift” at checkout to send a class to your gift recipient. Pricing begins at $19.

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Give a Brandywine Valley Keepsake

Bring the iconic beauty of the Brandywine Valley landscapes home in the new coffee table book, ‘Du Pont Gardens of the Brandywine Valley’ (Monacelli, 2023). An excellent gift for garden enthusiasts, the book features the picturesque native plant gardens and scenic trails of Mt. Cuba, exuberant fountains and horticultural displays at Longwood, naturalized woodland at Winterthur, Beaux-Arts elegance of Nemours, and tantalizing fragments of the Crowninshield Garden at Hagley. Pick up a copy on your next visit or order online.

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Let Your Nature Lover Choose

Not sure what to give the nature lover in your life? Give a Mt. Cuba gift certificate, which can be used for in-person or online classes, garden admission, event tickets, memberships, tours, and more. Gift certificates can be redeemed in person or over the phone. Purchase online or by calling 302.239.4244. Pricing begins at $25.