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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 will begin in April and run through November 1.  We look forward to seeing you for a visit in the spring!  Please check our calendar for year-round educational opportunities. Tickets will go on sale in late March. 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.

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.

Season Pass

We are excited to introduce a Season Pass for 2014! Season Passes are available for purchase both in person and online.

Benefits include:

$35 Individual

$70 Family (Admits up to four individuals per visit)

Garden Art Pass

Our gardens are available for artists to paint, draw or photograph. Set up your easel or tripod and enjoy the tranquility of Mt. Cuba Center as you capture its beauty.  Garden Art Passes are available both in person and online.

Dates:  Wednesdays and Thursdays

            April through October

Time:   10:00 am – 3:00 pm


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.

Have a group of ten or more? Contact us at grouptours@mtcubacenter.org or call 302.239.4244 to arrange a private 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 . . . 

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.