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Mt. Cuba Center open for tours in August

08/07/2013 10:56AM, Published by ACL, Categories: Home+Garden


Mt. Cuba Center in Hockessin, Del., is welcoming visitors in August for the first time.



For the first time, Mt. Cuba Center in Delaware is open in August. An array of native wildflowers and grasses await visitors. Black-eyed Susans, Joe-Pye, and small wood sunflowers attract butterflies, bees, and the unusual hummingbird moth. Warm-season bloomers also flourish in an area designed to show home gardeners a display of easy-care native perennials -- turtle heads, blue stars, asters and more.

During Open Days, visitors can discover prehistoric plants that live in modern-day gardens. Docent-led excursions are included with admission. Open Days continue every Friday and Saturday through Nov. 9, 2013. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for ages 6 to 16, free for children 5 and younger. No reservations are required. For more information, call 302-239-4244 or visitwww.mtcubacenter.org.

Mt. Cuba Center is at 3120 Barley Mill Rd., in Hockessin, Del. It is committed to preserving the rich flora of the Appalachian Piedmont Region through horticulture, research, education and conservation. Classes in native plants and naturalistic gardening, conservation and local habitats, and nature-inspired art are offered throughout the year.


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