With safety top of mind, Mt. Cuba Center will host Wildflower Weekend over three days with timed ticketing on April 23, 24, and 25. This weekend is the evolution of one of Mt. Cuba’s most popular programs, Wildflower Celebration, and will continue to highlight Delaware’s native wildflowers and local talent.
This extended weekend brings several changes. For your safety and proper social distancing, advanced registration for hourly timed tickets is required. This event will be held rain or shine and registration is non-refundable.
Dates: Friday-Sunday, April 23 – 25, 2021 (Rain or Shine)
Times: 10 am – 6 pm
Tickets are required for all attendees. General Admission tickets are not valid on these three days.
Children 6-17: $8
Children under 6: Free
Members: Free with Advance Registration (members must register and show their free tickets to gain entry)
Arrive via our Main Entrance (3120 Barley Mill Rd), as parking will be in the regular Guest Parking Lot.
This year’s celebration features a variety of family-friendly programming, live music, food trucks, staff-led tours, and a native plant sale. Scheduled daily happenings include Story Time Sprouts, Family Yoga, Trillium talks, Tree Tours, and guided hikes of Mt. Cuba’s recently opened scenic trails. All day programs include a container workshop, scavenger hunts, nature crown building, and more. Local food trucks in attendance include The Wandering Chef, Bucky’s BBQ, and Zaikka.
The early spring wildflowers featured in Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens are special not just for their beauty and iconic nature, but also because their life cycles are so brief. They emerge, bloom, and die back in the few weeks after the ground thaws, and before the leaves of the tree canopy close over the forest floor. Short-lived wildflowers, like trilliums, are called “ephemerals.” This early floral display is a feast for our eyes, and a literal feast for our pollinators, which need early season nectar and pollen.
Tickets are SOLD OUT for Saturday morning.