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Back to News Updates – August 24, 2020


Upper Oak Allee Renovation

Upper Oak Allee in fall at Mt. Cuba Center before renovations begin in 2020.

Guests will see some exciting changes at Mt. Cuba Center over the coming months. These renovations are designed to improve accessibility in our historic formal gardens. The first project, the Upper Oak Allee renovation, is now underway.

This project includes a renovation of the Upper Oak Allee and a new path connection to the Forecourt, as well as a ramp from the Round Garden and connecting brick path through the Lilac Allee. After these areas are completed this fall, contractors will begin building a new ramp to the Conservatory Terrace.

The new Upper Allee will provide a space for educational programing, special events, and gatherings, creating greater use and functionality of the area and the adjacent lawn.

Guests will still be able to enjoy the gardens during this renovation. This project will have minimal impact on guest experience, as it is taking place in an area that is currently underutilized.

To allow for social distancing, there is temporary one-way circulation through the gardens. This route will be altered slightly during the renovation. Please click below to see the new one-way circulation.

For everyone’s safety, please refrain from entering areas closed off by construction fencing.

Mt. Cuba Center one-way map.

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