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Discover the beauty & value of native plants

From spring until fall, our gardens exhibit spectacular native plants and trees in full bloom. Explore our gardens, learn about notable natives, and enjoy the beauty Mt. Cuba Center has to offer.

Gardens will reopen April 2015

Gardens are currently closed for visitation throughout the winter months. We will bloom and reopen in April 2015.

General Admission Available April 18 - November 1

Hours

Monday Gardens closed to the public
Tuesday Gardens closed to the public
Wednesday Public tour at 10 am and 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 Gardens open to the public from 10 am-4 pm and group tours available by reservation

Garden Tours

Join a two-hour tour on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10:00 a.m., April through October. Tours are led by experienced Docents. Tickets are $10. Reserve a spot online at mtcubacenter.org or by phone at 302.239.4244. Walk-ins are accepted on a space available basis.

 

Group Garden Tours

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

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.

Picnic in the shade of mature native trees

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.

When visiting, please be mindful…

  • Walk only on designated paths.
  • Do not collect or damage plants.
  • Don't move or remove plant labels.
  • Feel free to take photographs for personal use.
  • Smoking is allowed in designated areas only.

Pets are not permitted on garden grounds

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

Photo Policy

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