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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.

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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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In The News, Press Release – April 9, 2024

Mt. Cuba’s Native Plant Research Hits Retail

(Hockessin, Delaware—April 9, 2024)—This spring, home gardeners can take the guesswork out of purchasing native plants thanks to a collaboration between Mt. Cuba Center, the renowned native plant garden and […]

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Press Release, Updates – April 1, 2024

Mt. Cuba Announces Ragweed Trial

(Hockessin, Delaware—April 1, 2024)— Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware is pleased to announce its latest trial garden evaluation on Ambrosia, commonly known as ragweed. Special focus will be given […]

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Press Release, Updates – February 13, 2024

Bluestars Shine in Our Latest Garden Trial

According to a 10-year trial conducted by Mt. Cuba Center, Amsonia, commonly known as bluestars, are a beautiful, adaptable, and long-lived selection for home gardens that provide interest and beauty […]

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In The News, Press Release, Updates – January 8, 2024

Expansion of White Clay Creek State Park

DOVER, Del. – Governor John Carney, the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), and the Delaware Open Space Council announced an expansion of 275 acres to White Clay Creek State Park in […]

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Press Release – October 13, 2023

Mt. Cuba Funds College Campus Expansion

Chestertown, MD – [October 13, 2023] – Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Delaware, recently provided  $1.5 million in funding to Washington College for the purchase of two parcels of land […]

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