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The ponds.

The ponds.

The Woods Path in spring.

The Woods Path in spring.

Illicium floridanum

Illicium floridanum

Our 2014 Season runs through November 1. Please check our calendar for year-round educational opportunities. During the season, the garden is open Wednesday through Sunday for tours and visitation.  Details are listed below.  Education classes and lectures are offered year-round.

Garden Hours

Monday and Tuesday: Gardens closed to the public

Wednesday: Group tours available by reservation, gardens closed for general admission

Thursday: Public tour at 10 am and group tours available by reservation, gardens closed for general admission

Friday: Gardens open to the public from 10 am-4 pm and group tours available by reservation

Saturday: Gardens open to the public from 10 am-4 pm and group tours available by reservation

Sunday: Public tour at 1 pm and group tour available by reservation *gates open thirty minutes before the tour, gardens closed for general admission

General Admission

Fridays and Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 18th through November 1st

Admission: $6 Adults, $4 Children (ages 5-16), Free for Children under 5

Tickets may be purchased in person or online.

Explore our gardens, learn about notable natives, and visit a Discovery Station!

Guided walks are available at 11am, 1pm and 3pm. Explore the gardens with a friendly and knowledgeable guide. No reservations required.

Click here to learn more about our season pass and art pass 

Garden Tours

Join a two-hour tour on Thursdays at 10am or Sundays at 1pm, April through October.  Tours are led by knowledgeable docents.  Tickets are $10. Drop in, purchase a ticket online or by phone at 302.239.4244.

Group Garden Tours

Have a group of ten or more? Contact us at grouptours@mtcubacenter.org or call 302.239.4244 to arrange a tour Wednesday through Sunday.  Please schedule at least two weeks in advance.

Closures and Cancellations

We remain open and conduct tours rain or shine. We may occasionally close our gardens due to unsafe weather conditions. Click here for information on closings and cancellations due to inclement weather or call 302-239-4244.

 Comfort and Accessibility

Comfortable outdoor walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing are recommended when visiting. Due to our rolling terrain and mulched paths, the use of strollers and wheelchairs is limited.


Guests are invited to enjoy our picnic area, shaded by mature native trees. Please plan to bring your picnic items as food and beverages are not sold onsite. Drinking water is available in the Main House. We encourage visitors to bring a reusable water bottle in order to minimize waste and support Mt. Cuba Center's commitment to conservation. Click here to see what Mt. Cuba Center is doing to reduce the use of disposable plastic water bottles.


Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens provide sensitive habitats for plants, insects and wildlife; therefore pets are not permitted on garden grounds.

 Be Mindful

Please remember . . . 


Photo Policy:

Upon entering the premises, you grant Mt. Cuba Center the right to film and photograph you for promotional purposes.

Pollinator Paradise

You can help bees, butterflies and beetles by planting pollinator supportive plants in your garden.  

Here are a few easy steps to get you started.