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Back to News Press Release – March 13, 2023

Press Release

Innovative Educational Offerings at Mt. Cuba

Mt. Cuba Center’s Spring-Summer 2023 Program Guide includes many expert-led gardening, art, conservation, and wellness programs with several being offered for the first time at night, on weekends, and in hybrid or online formats to better serve students. Class offerings still focus on what Mt. Cuba does best – native plants and ecological gardening – with some enticing new courses. View the guide at


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Students can start the season off on April 1 with Spring Gardening Saturday, one of Mt. Cuba’s most tried and true gardening programs. Take one class, or spend the day at Mt. Cuba for the whole series of four classes!

New classes in Mt. Cuba’s spring and summer lineup include:

  • Hybrid class options for Mt. Cuba’s highly popular Ecological Gardening Certificate courses, the Native Plants of Summer and Fall series. Starting this summer, students can choose between traditional in-person six-session classes or take the lectures virtually and attend in-person tours on Saturdays to see the plants featured in a garden setting.
  • Sip and Stroll (May 5, 5-7 pm) the gardens with a design expert, signature cocktail in hand, gleaning professional advice and inspiration for your garden.
  • Go bananas for pawpaws! North America’s largest native fruit, the papaw, is having a moment. Join plant breeder Rodney Dever to sample this delicacy and learn more in Pawpaw: The Susquehanna Banana (Sept 17, 1-4 pm).
  • Tick Talk (April 22, 1-3 pm in person) reveals the fascinating world of tick biology and ecology with Delaware’s tick biologist, Ashley Kennedy.
  • Get centered with Yoga, now offered on Saturdays in addition to Wednesdays, and the Tibetan practice of Sound Bath Meditation (May 7 and 14, 9-10 am) in a stunning natural setting.
  • Create something beautiful in Pyrography: Woodburning Art for Beginners (May 3 or 6, 10 am–12 pm), an artistic workshop taught by one of Mt. Cuba’s talented arborists, Nicole DeLizzio.

Gardeners of all levels, makers and aspiring artists, and individuals with an interest in conservation or the healing power of nature will find engaging learning experiences and the valuable, expert guidance they need to reach their goals. Also of note are Mt. Cuba’s popular events, including the annual Wildflower Weekend (April 28-30) with entertainment and activities for all ages, evening music events such as Twilight on the Terrace (select summer Fridays) and The Ladybug Music Festival® Garden Crawl (June 9), and many more.

In addition to its spring and summer offerings, Mt. Cuba offers Classes On Demand and Online Group Lectures. Learn more at