Our new membership program was introduced on September 18, 2019, based on an in-depth market research study and the direct feedback from our season pass holders and visitors. We listened to the input from our visitors and community members and learned that you are looking for opportunities to engage more deeply with Mt. Cuba. In response, we are excited to provide you with more opportunities to engage with our gardens, programming, and special events.

All Members enjoy:

  • Unlimited Admission (during regular season, April through mid-November)
  • 2/4 One-time Guest Passes to share
  • Discounts on regularly priced plants at nearby Gateway Garden Center
  • Member pricing on select programs
  • A free drink and bite to eat on every visit

At the Explore level, members receive 10% off any Ecological Gardening Certificate Course (year-round)

At the Engage level, members also receive 10% off any Ecological Gardening course (year-round) plus:

  • 2/4 Invitations to Behind-the-Scenes Events
  • Members-only ticketed events
  • A free native plant

Mt. Cuba Center is open for admission from April through mid-November. Classes are offered year-round.

You will receive 2/4 (based on your membership level) one-time use guest passes good for admission any time. You do not need to be present when these passes are used.

For Engage and Explore Members, Ecological Gardening Certificate discount can be found in your packet materials when you pick up your membership card.  Special events for Engage Members will be announced by email.

Members who joined during the inaugural year of the program (Sept. 2019 – Sept. 2020) are Founding Members. Continuous renewal is required to maintain this special designation.

Yes, our Individual Plus Memberships are built for an individual card holder but allow the card holder to bring a guest on every visit.  We hope you enjoy the gardens on your own and share this place with your friends and family.

Yes! A portion of your Membership is tax deductible. We will follow up with a letter to all new members with specific details.

No, member cards are nontransferable. The member cardholder must be present in order for your guest(s) to receive free admission.