Mt. Cuba Center
Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit horticultural institution in northern Delaware dedicated to the study, conservation and appreciation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont Region. Besides having beautiful gardens and a breathtaking view, Mt. Cuba is devoted to education and research. The courses offered are varied, fun and fascinating, with something for everyone from novice to experienced gardener. If you wonder (as I do) about how the new Echinacea cultivars compare, take a look at Mt. Cuba's "Plant Evaluation" under "Horticultural Research" on the website. Some new introductions are definitely better than others. There is also a "Gardening Resources" section, with an extensive list of books and articles on native plants and naturalistic landscaping.
Shows & Events
Mt. Cuba's Sixth Annual Wildflower Celebration
On Sunday, April 25, 2010, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, visitors are invited to Mt. Cuba's Sixth Annual Wildflower Celebration. Free admission. Mt. Cuba's 600 acres, including woodlands, are at their best in spring. Enjoy live music, learning stations and activities for the whole family. Special presentations on blueberries, pruning, drought tolerant plants, cutting propagation, latest research and much more! Parking will be at Red Clay Reservation on Old Wilmington Road, just east of Brackenville Road. Shuttle buses provided to 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707. For details, call (302) 239-4244.