Mt Cuba Center
Morning sunrise illuminates the round garden at Mt. Cuba Center.
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Mt. Cuba Center evaluates native plants and related cultivars for horticultural and ecological value.

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Ecological Land Management

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

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Mt Cuba Center
Learnings – April 14, 2022

Iconic Wildflowers in Peril

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Press Release – June 1, 2022

Woodland Glade Opens at Mt. Cuba

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Updates – July 11, 2022

Kestrels Take Flight at Mt. Cuba Center

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Learnings, Updates – September 20, 2023

Dead Wood is…Good!

By Nicole DeLizzio Imagine this: You’re hiking through the forest, there are birds trilling overhead, and you stumble upon the remnants of a tree. Upon first glance, you may think […]

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Updates – September 5, 2023

Discover The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway

Have you discovered one of the most scenic drives in Delaware yet? The Red Clay Scenic Valley Byway is a network of secondary roads located roughly between routes 48 and […]

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Updates – August 14, 2023

Learn from Leaders in Native Plant Gardening

Mt. Cuba Center’s Fall-Winter 2023-2024 Program Guide is packed with expert-led classes focusing on native plants, ecological gardening, conservation, art, and wellness. Our fall event series offers something for everyone, […]

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Updates – August 1, 2023

The Path Forward 

By George Coombs  Mt. Cuba Center is about to break ground on an exciting new project that will improve how guests experience our gardens. Beginning August 1, 2023, the Woods […]

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Updates – July 17, 2023

Getting to Know Our Native Bees

By Leah Brooks  It would be impossible to talk about pollinators without talking about bees, one of the only types of pollinators that actively collect pollen. Bees are a diverse […]

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