Mt Cuba Center
Mt Cuba Center

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Mt. Cuba Center re-opens for visitation on Wednesday, April 3, 2019.  The gardens are open Wednesday – Sunday from 10 am – 4 pm, April 3 – November 24, 2019.  Classes are offered year-round.  

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, wheelchair access is limited. Golf cart transportation to the Ponds is available upon request. Reservations are not required; inquire upon arrival.



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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