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Address: 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707-9579
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Fall visit

The gardens are well tended and the day we visited was quiet and peaceful. Only a few plants were in bloom but the gardens are full of beautiful, mature trees. Everyone working... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Ann F
Dover, Delaware
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George Town, Grand Cayman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Even though we rented a house on an adjoining estate, when we entered we were chased down by grounds staff and asked to leave. Although the gate was open, the visit must be prearranged or you are not allowed to enter.

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sara s, Manager at Mt. Cuba Center, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry to hear about your experience at Mt. Cuba Center. We are a seasonal garden, open Wednesday through Sunday, April through November. No prearrangement is necessary during those times. I hope you have the opportunity to visit again in the future. Our dates for the 2017 season are April 1 - November 19. Thank... More 

Dover, Delaware
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

The gardens are well tended and the day we visited was quiet and peaceful. Only a few plants were in bloom but the gardens are full of beautiful, mature trees. Everyone working at the Center was pleasant and helpful. There are many trails to walk and explore.

Thank Ann F
Norwood, Pennsylvania
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77 reviews
22 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I spent several hours here winding around the different path on a beautiful sunny day enjoying all did native plants. I was surprised how many species were still in bloom getting close to fall. I wasn't going to take the tour being that I was by myself but I got the last ticket (15 people) and was very happy but... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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60 reviews
28 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

I was curious about the visit when I read the mixed reviews. It is a beautifully kept place. We started with the inside of the house where there is a short video and a few portraits. Then we went out and walked along all of the paths and gardens listed on the map. It took us about 1 1/2 hours.... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Mt Cuba is a beautiful place to go and stroll through the natural gardens. It is very peaceful and calming. This is a gardeners paradise.

Thank MaryAnn P
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

Mt. Cuba is a very lovely site, with about a dozen different beautiful gardens areas surrounding the stately 1937 Colonial Revival-style manor house (which is on the National Register of Historic Places). Like the nearby world-renowned Winterthur Estate and Gardens, the Mt. Cuba Center began as the home and gardens of horticultural-enthusiasts of the DuPont family. Esteemed landscape designer Maria... More 

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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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65 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Excellent native plant destination: 28 different types of trillium ---best seen in early May or late April; wonderful paths and plants. Plant tours included in admission;

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Wilmington, Delaware
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

This place is beautiful on a sunny day. I wouldn't suggest taking a tour with a guide, It's not needed. When you arrive, you're handed a map of the entire place with signs to guide you along the way. Unless you want in depth detail of the plants and history of the estate, by all means take the tour. Otherwise,... More 

1 Thank Kashmir S
Streamwood, Illinois
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96 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I visited Mt. Cuba Center for the first time in April. The weather was perfect and the wildflowers were blooming everywhere. We went on a garden tour with a docent and it was well worth our time. He was very knowledgable. This garden specializes in trillium and in season you will find many interesting varieties. They also specialize in native... More 

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East Windsor, New Jersey
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65 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

This is a place for people who like to learn about plants.One can see a great variety of native plants.The gardens are nice but not in a spectacular way.

1 Thank aviron l

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