Winter Pop-Up Days

Mt Cuba Center WinterWhen the weather is just too nice to stay indoors, come explore the stunning beauty of the winter landscape at Mt. Cuba Center's Winter Pop-Up days. These weekends are announced the Wednesday before they take place via Mt. Cuba Center's social media channels - Facebook, Twitter and Instagram - and their e-newsletter.

Plants with Winter Interest

Mt Cuba CenterA winter landscape has a beauty all its own. Colorful stems, uniquely textured bark, intricate branching patterns, and persistent berries and cones provide a wealth of visual interest throughout the winter. Learn the cultural requirements and ecological benefits of our native evergreen and deciduous trees, shrubs, and perennials that create naturally beautiful winter gardens. 10 am - noon, Friday, February 8. Register here.

Mead Madness

Liquid Alchemy BeveragesAlso known as honey wine, mead can be traced back more than 8,000 years and has some intriguing tales surrounding its history. Doc Cheskin of Liquid Alchemy Beverages discusses and demonstrates how mead is made, using both ancient and modern techniques, after which you sample a variety of products, including one made from Mt. Cuba Center elderberries. 1 - 3 pm, Saturday, February 9. Register here.

Ecological Landscape Design

Mt Cuba Landscape DesignLearn how to measure, inventory, and analyze a site; then make a conceptual design and planting plan using the “right plant, right place” approach. Broaden your design perspective, increase biodiversity in the landscape with native plants, decrease space dedicated to lawn, and create habitats that benefit insects, birds, and other fauna. 1 - 4 pm, Thursday, February 14. Register here.

About Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden located in Hockessin, Delaware. Over the past 70 years the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center have evolved, transforming fallow cornfields into thriving, ecologically-functional landscapes, thanks to the initiative of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland. Gardens are open for general admission Wednesday to Sunday, 10 am-4 pm, through April through November. Classes are offered year-round. Learn more ate More information at

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