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Mt. Cuba Center

3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707-9579
+1 302-239-4244
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Peaceful beautiful grounds - excellent tours

Our first visit leading to signing up for a family membership ($90) which offers many benefits. A... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ihor R
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Wilmington, United States
via mobile
Lovely day at Wildlowers Festival

This is my second time visiting Mt. Cuba and I love it. It is a hidden gem of Delaware. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beth_McD05
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Newark, Delaware
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3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707-9579
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+1 302-239-4244
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"native plants"
in 17 reviews
"garden enthusiasts"
in 2 reviews
"small garden"
in 2 reviews
"beautiful drive"
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"open to the public"
in 3 reviews
"natural setting"
in 2 reviews
"the main house"
in 3 reviews
"stunning display"
in 2 reviews
"longwood gardens"
in 3 reviews
"extensive gardens"
in 2 reviews
"garden tour"
in 2 reviews
"visit mt"
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"guided tour"
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"dupont family"
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"test garden"
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"gardeners"
in 8 reviews
"wildflowers"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit leading to signing up for a family membership ($90) which offers many benefits. A short 5 minute film gives the context for the stunning grounds and extraordinary blooming plants. Our one hour tour by docent Dana L. (12 years of experience) was...More

Thank Ihor R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is my second time visiting Mt. Cuba and I love it. It is a hidden gem of Delaware. The grounds are absolutely lovely and you leave refreshed and relaxed after walking through the ground of indigenous flowers, shrubs, and trees. The docents are knowledgeable...More

Thank Beth_McD05
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

On first sight, you see a stately mansion with formal landscaping. Then you start to focus in on native plants. The tour guide explains how they have been transitioning to natives over time. He discusses design objectives and why certain non-natives are still in place....More

3  Thank windsurfer_2003
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

This place absolutely cannot be missed! I haven for the body, mind, soul/eyes, ears, nose. This is nature as she planned it in an incredible natural setting. If you're in a pinch for time, forego all other featured gardens—they are equally amazing in their own...More

Thank zerman17604
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Just a wonderful day walking though this great place. Highly recommend a tour. Our guide Sarah was so informed and great to tour with.

Thank Kristie B
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Reviewed 12 October 2017

I was in the area with limited time and had seen Mt Cuba Center listed as a "must see" in Delaware. The drive getting there was scenic and enjoyable. The grounds are amazing. All the staff I encountered were gracious and passionate about the gardens....More

1  Thank mkdb
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Mount Cuba is the 600 acre estate of the DuPont and Copeland families, with an endowment to make its extensive gardens available to the public. The highly maintained site is great for gardeners, flower lovers, and picnickers.

Thank Shay S
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Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

It is a nice garden and they offer a tour of the small garden. The house is mainly offices and not interesting. If you are in the area is ok.

1  Thank Starviagera
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

A vast bucolic haven that is also a center for serious educational botany, Mt. Cuba affords an opportunity to escape to another time & place of gracious living before nerve-jangling cell phones & disturbing 24-hour news. Even in early fall the gardens are lovely &...More

1  Thank Herstory_62
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

Mt. Cuba is an example of a common attraction in Northern Delaware and Southeastern Pennsylvania. Wealthy family estates, many of the duPont lineage, boast fabulous gardens in this very rural area. They have been lovingly maintained and open to the public. You could make a...More

Thank Michelle B
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