Late Summer Events

Storytime at 10:30 every Thursday, join us for a read-aloud from a different nature-inspired story every week. No reservation required, intended for children under age 5. Meet in the Main House before we find a reading spot in the gardens.

Twilight on the Terrace,  September 6, 5-8 pm Grab a bite to eat and enjoy casual lawn games while listening to live music on our terrace. Mt. Cuba Center stays open late on Thursday evenings, and each third Thursday is Twilight on the Terrace, which features additional entertainment, lawn games, live music, and opportunities to explore Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens at dusk. Food, wine and beer are available for purchase.

Saturday, September 8th from 10 am – 12 pm

Take an in-depth look at our gardens with an expert Docent, learn about notable native plants, and discover sustainable gardening techniques on this two-hour tour through the gardens. Tour guests will take home a native plant. Tours include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Tickets include admission. Purchase tickets online or by calling 302.239.4244. Walk-ins are accepted as space allows.

Tours are $15 per person; $5 for Season Passholders

Garden Enthusiast Tours run on the second Saturday of the month in September, October, and November.

Sunday, September 9th from 10 am – 4 pm

Free admission for Grandparents when visiting with a grandchild

Spend some quality time with your family by celebrating Grandparents in the gardens. Experience the beauty of the fall gardens together and enjoy a family-friendly activity.

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Sunday, September 9th, starting at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm

Join us for a behind the scenes look at our conservation work.  Hop on the hay wagon and roll through our bucolic natural lands.  Tickets are $3 per person in addition to garden admission, children under 2 are free. Tickets are available on-site, on the day of the event. Space is limited.

Starting at 11:30 am and 1:00 pm.

Natural Lands Tours run on the second Sunday of the month in September, October, and November.

9/29, 10/6, 10/13

These hayrides take you through Mt. Cuba Center’s gorgeous natural areas at sunset. Our hay wagon travels through rolling hills and grassland fields to a bonfire where you’ll enjoy stunning vistas, tasty brews, and fireside snacks.

Sunset and S’mores (Family-Friendly)
5-7 pm
$15 for adults, $8 for children ages 2-17
Children under 2 are free

Hay Bales and Brews (21 and older)
5:30-7:30 pm
$25 per person

Saturday and Sunday

September 29 and 30
10 am-2 pm
Free with garden admission

Discover how fall gardening sets the stage for a vibrant and ecologically healthy garden at Mt. Cuba Center’s two-day Fall Gardening Festival. Get insider information from gardening experts, purchase native plants, and enjoy fall-themed activities the whole family will love. Food trucks will be on-site, and each family receives a free native plant while supplies last!


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