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

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Program Guide

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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Ecological Land Management

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

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Go Native with Infused Vodkas

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Mixologist and purveyor of fine spirits, Diane Keesee, demonstrates how easy it is to create uniquely flavored vodkas using native plants. Learn how to select the best vodkas, use flavoring, and elevate the quality of the infusion. Sample a variety of infused vodkas and leave inspired to customize your own signature cocktail. (Ages 21 and […]

$45

Plant Health Care

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Gardening ecologically requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Study strategies for prevention and control to implement in your garden. Focus on integrated pest management techniques as well as the identification of both harmful and beneficial organisms. Go home knowing […]

$399

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center […]

Included with garden admission

Summer Yoga

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Enjoy access to Mt. Cuba’s serene gardens and increase range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely natural setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat, and towel, and wear comfortable clothing. […]

$19

Leaf-Casting Workshop: Section A

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Encapsulate the splendor of nature in a resilient and functional piece of garden art using cement and real foliage as the mold. The cupped leaf sculpture creates a miniature water feature, attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. It is sure to add a new dimension to your backyard retreat. Wear old clothes and bring […]

$49

Leaf-Casting Workshop: Section B

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Encapsulate the splendor of nature in a resilient and functional piece of garden art using cement and real foliage as the mold. The cupped leaf sculpture creates a miniature water feature, attracting birds and butterflies to your garden. It is sure to add a new dimension to your backyard retreat. Wear old clothes and bring […]

$49

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center […]

Included with garden admission

Christina Cultural Arts Center in the Gardens

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Dance to the beat of your own drum while students and staff from Christina Cultural Arts Center showcase their talents in our gardens. Create and express yourself with family-friendly activities as you unwind from the week and enjoy a variety of live dance, voice, and musical performances. Food and beverages available for purchase. Included with […]

Included with garden admission

Summer Yoga

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Enjoy access to Mt. Cuba’s serene gardens and increase range of motion, core body strength, and flexibility through the practice of yoga in a lovely natural setting. Focus on stretching techniques that safely promote proper spinal position, balance, and joint health. No experience is necessary. Bring a yoga mat, and towel, and wear comfortable clothing. […]

$19