Planning the Garden
March 5, 2014
Prepping now will lead to lush gardens in spring
Join the Mt. Cuba Center Team!
January 26, 2014
The following jobs are available:
“Eco-librium:” Getting in Balance with Nature
December 31, 2013
We rely on roads and highways for our livelihood. Insects have their own highway of sorts...
Asian Earthworm Invaders
December 11, 2013
So, what, earthworms are bad guys now?
Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them. Over the past 70 years the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center have been transformed from fallow cornfields into thriving ecologically functional landscapes, thanks to the initiative of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland.
Now the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center represent a variety of natural settings that support local habitats, from highland forests and meadows to lowland ponds. With its support of bio-diverse communities, Mt. Cuba Center serves as a model for environmentally beneficial gardening. Mt. Cuba Center also conducts original research on native plants in the Trial Garden and in over 500 acres of natural lands and offers classes on site and online, lectures, and a new ecological gardening certificate to promote a deeper understanding of native plants and the impact of conservation.