Mt Cuba Center
Mt Cuba Center

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All assembled group activities, including classes and upcoming events, are canceled or postponed until Governor John Carney’s stay-at-home order is lifted and the threat to public health has sufficiently abated. Updates about Mt. Cuba Center’s response to COVID-19 can be found here.

Mt. Cuba Center is located near Wilmington, DE, on Barley Mill Road, just 4 miles north of Route 141. We are just a quick drive from Philadelphia (45 minutes), Baltimore (90 minutes), Washington, D.C. (2 ½ hours), and New York City (3 hours).

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Due to our rolling terrain and mulched paths, access to level, even terrain is limited. Golf cart transportation to select locations throughout the garden is available upon request. For your convenience, wheelchairs, walking sticks and a walker are also available upon request at the front desk. Reservations are not required. Please call with any questions in advance of your visit at 302-239-4244.

See the variety of terrain, places for golf cart access, and locations of stairs throughout the gardens in this downloadable map, here.

Gardens Map

Download our guest map before you visit, here.


Light refreshments are available for sale onsite, and guests may bring food and drinks into the gardens. Take advantage of our shaded picnic area, find a seat in the gardens, or borrow one of our picnic blankets to use on the grounds. Visitors are encouraged to bring a reusable water bottle to help minimize waste and support Mt. Cuba Center’s commitment to conservation.

Garden Etiquette

  • Enjoy plants from paths and lawns but please avoid stepping into beds.
  • Feel free to touch and smell our plants; please do not damage or remove plant parts.
  • Please do not disturb plant labels. Docents are available to answer any questions.
  • Feel free to take photographs for personal use. Please inquire in advance for professional or commercial photography policies.
  • Certified service animals are permitted in the gardens. No pets, please.
  • Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.

Photo Policy

Upon entering the premises, you grant Mt. Cuba Center the right to film and photograph you for promotional purposes. Read our full photo policy

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