Mt Cuba Center
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Mt. Cuba is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm.

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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Eco-Gardening Consultations

A monarch butterfly on a pink plant

Take your garden to the next level with an Eco-Gardening Consultation service. Whether you are just getting started or have an established native plant garden, this unique two-hour private garden tour will inspire and guide your home landscaping choices. From novel plant combinations and seasonal maintenance tips, to attracting your favorite wildlife visitors, a Mt. Cuba consultant will provide a customized experience to meet your gardening needs. Receive a folder of curated resources and a new perspective on how to approach your landscape.

2-hour private consultation at Mt. Cuba Center $99, 2-person limit.

Please schedule at least two weeks in advance. Book by emailing

Mt. Cuba Center’s Eco-Gardening Consultants can help with tips for plant selection, placement and maintenance.



“That Mt. Cuba Center is a world-class resource was demonstrated for us, once again. The time spent with Karen was valuable, informed and very timely. You bring an enormous wealth of experience, knowledge and practical wisdom to the table. After speaking with an array of landscapers and arborists, it was refreshing to have a conversation with someone who knows the field and is not selling anything. Your focus on what options may be best in our space helped me greatly in my quest to put “the right plant in the right place.” Mt. Cuba plant finder is a treasure trove of user-friendly information.” – Lou Ann M.