Reviews of Mt Cuba Center (Tourist Attraction)

3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE 19707, United States

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This Tourist Attraction is classified in the category of Botanical garden.

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REVIEWS OF Mt Cuba Center IN Delaware

Tim Smith

Great experience, friendly team

Michael Talley

So beautiful. Natural treasure.

Christine Dugan

Beautiful botanical garden full of regional native plants. So enjoyable to walk the trails, get inspiration, and explore how wonderful and important native plantings are in the landscape. Stunning main building with additional educational information & resources. Highly recommend!

Kyle Bradford

Nice place to paint. Well kept. Nice staff. Great emphasis on local ecosystem plants. Beautiful place to walk

Deborah Gillespie

It's not huge, but it's lovely in every season. Native wildflowers are the focus of trails and some formal gardens.

Olivia Sutton

Very nice atmosphere, it’s small but quaint, probably would have enjoyed it more if I did a hiking trail

Linda Thomas

Great place to stroll around.

Scott Beckert

This is the area's best kept secret. Beautiful. Great staff.

Desiree Flath

Nice, can spend a couple hours wandering.

Diana Dalasio

Highly recommended place to visit! The Mt Cuba Center is a lovely place to spend a few hours to relax & enjoy a hidden gem in Delaware. There are so many pretty flowers and plants and along the edge of the ponds there were thousands of baby American Toads hopping along. The staff is very friendly and helpful and made the day extra special. You can take a packed lunch and eat it out by the backside terrace. So nice! It's worth a visit for gardeners, nature lovers and anyone who wants to spend the day in a beautiful place!

Suzanne Geftic

Our first visit here. We loved it so much, we bought a season pass on the spot. The staff is extremely friendly and very knowledgeable. All I can say is, just go!

Kathy Tyrrell

It's always a pleasure to visit the serenity and beauty of Mt. Cuba Center. It's such a restful and soothing pace.

Timothy Moore

Wonderful gardens. Just beautiful. You can roam around for hours. Learn lots about Delaware native plants. Peaceful. Great staff.

Jamie Walls

Beautiful place. My kids loved the tadpole pond.

Ruth Whitaker Gilbert

Beautiful and relaxing place to visit.

Jeff Mulford

Great place

Lorna Doone

Beautiful public garden. The wildflower celebration is great. I love that they only grow native plants!

Henning Schoesler

Wonderful place

Kathy Doyle

Fabulous place to learn how about ecological gardening. Beautiful paths, friendly docents, fascinating trial garden. Peaceful and vibrant.

Betty Gehris

Beautiful, natural garden. All native plants.

Ken Braidi

A nice place for a stroll.

Kathy Modes

If it weren't for the annoying May flies, I probably would have rated it higher. This is a quiet peaceful garden with lots to see. And it's all native plants.

Sean Jackson

Its a gem of a place to go to with your kids or family ....similar to longwood gardens

paul warwick

Very nice natural gardens and beautiful trees

Kellie Joseph

Lovely setting excellently landscaped grounds with well marked identification for various trees, owners and grasses. Especially enjoyed the walking trails, the ponds were my favorite with the various fungi growth and wildlife. Definitely will have a return visit for spring

Jane Brummer

For an avid amateur gardener, this center provided excellent information, pleasure, and inspiration. The 2 hours in fall was enough for me, but it will be a different experience in each season. Lovely shaded paths and a mile of walking pleased my husband too.

Michelle Prasnik

Nice naturalistic garden to visit. Just the heat made it difficult to fully enjoy the place. The pond has nice gazebos to relax at.

Joseph C Deiter

Loved our first visit. Signed up for yearly membership.

Francisco Emmanuel Rebolledo Parra

Nice place

Adam Taylor

Beautiful native plants.

Phil Damon

This is a great daytrip for people in the tristate area. The property is more condensed than Winterthur or Longwood and about equal to Chanticleer Gardens. So you can see the whole thing in about 2-3 hours. If you're visiting on a hot day, make sure to fill up your water bottle at their filter by the restrooms.

Mark Savitt

Nice place

Dave Whitman

Beautiful wildflower garden. Try to take a guided tour - the docents are very knowledgeable and will point out species you'd miss, as well as give a lot of useful and interesting background.

Deborah Bass

Volunteered. Didn't take full tour, but grounds look beautiful! They are doing great things for nature preservation!

Adrienne Moursy

A very beautiful place my friends and I had a wonderful time.

Dawn Taylor

The food was delicious. And also the atmosphere was beautiful.

Carl Hartman

These gardens are beautiful!! Dedicated to conserving native plants in a beautiful and accessible way. Mount Cuba Center has 82 species of trilliums native to our eastern seaboard. They do extensive plant trials to determine ideal conditions for the successful propagation of native plants. Well worth a visit.

Aaron A. Wallace

I went to the Wildflower celebration which was very nice they had shuttles to transport us from overflow parking into the arboretum that showcases native plants in an idyllic estate setting. They have a very active gardening program trying …

Friends of Linwood Park

Great place to get inspired about what native plants to plant. Awesome "test garden" of many cultivars

David Hendricks

A wonderful look at nature. Well marked and friendly staff. Fun scavenger hunt for kids of all ages. Serene!

Bonnie Bloom

A sweet little spot, nestled in the Delaware Piedmont. Thank God someone had the sense to focus on native plants in the 1960s so we can have nice things now. You may not at first glance think you see much but the same woods as the rest of the region, but this is because your job is not to remove invasive species from forested areas. Much work has been done here. Very informative and friendly staff.

Gary Griffith

A definite gem. We love to go in spring when so many of the Wildflowers are in bloom. The paths are easy to follow and well kept

Linda Pickering

Beautiful trails through native plants and trees. A docent-led tour is definitely recommended. Don't miss the plant trial gardens.

Donna Shand

This beautiful naturalistic garden is a local treasure. Check out the programs on their website!

Amy Cutler

A bit overpriced for what it is, especially as a member of Longwood Gardens and Mt. Cuba's proximity to Longwood. Was worth seeing what Mt. Cuba was all about. Appreciated the niche focus on native plants.

Diane Sampson

It was beautiful can't wait to go back again

Josefina Jeker

Beautiful setting. Amazing flowers and landscaping.

Cloey Devlin

This garden has such a diverse and ever changing perspective . From the layout areas that Mrs Copeland designed 50 years ago plus to the changing trial gardens, I am in awe.

Kevin Y

Must see!

Brigitte Blanco

Wonderful place to get to know more about native place and experience serenity, peace and relaxation

Tyler Lee

Even on a rainy day these gardens were lovely

David M. Berger

Wonderful sight to see an English Style garden using native plants.

Catherine Young

Beautiful place for all ages to walk around. All plants and flowers are native to our area. Paths are well defined and tracking to ponds and fountains are comfortable for walking.

Gita R

Lovely garden. Smooth paths, great signage. Helpful docents. Scavenger hunt for kids. Lots of native plants and cool signage on "wicked plants" ( ie toxic).

Ann kroh-hughes

It is nature at its very best!

Lisa Robbins

Beautiful botanical gardens featuring native plants. Even on September 1st, there was plenty in bloom!

Grace McKearin

A very special place! You don't want to miss it!

Dianne Snyder

It was great. Mostly native plants and well maintained. Docents very knowledgeable. Trail gardens very interesting. Hydrangeas were beautiful. Need to go more times to see other species in bloom.

Walter Graham

One of the great public gardens of the Delaware Valley. Situated on an old Dupont estate, it has grown to over a thousand acres dedicated to education and scholarly research on native plants, People come from all over the world to see the formal and woodland gardens. Occasional night events feature music, food trucks, games and activities for small children as well as beer, wine and soft drinks. Whether you are an avid gardener or simply enjoy the outdoors, the events here are fun for the entire family This needs to be on your "must see" list.

Mary Hackett

Beautiful property. If you get the chance to take the newcomers' tour then do it. Nice introduction.

Ellen Linsen

Lovely house and garden, great docent-led tour. Plants are largely native species, and docent was very knowledgeable. She also helped my granddaughter complete the kids' scavenger hunt. There are places to picnic, and lawns for reading or playing. It was a perfect day!

Jock McClees

Smaller mansion of one of the DuPonts. Interesting but the highlight is the gardens. Their passion became native plants and the gardens have a variety of them and they also do research there to help preserve and maintain native species.

Martin Bruegel

Beautiful setting featuring native plants. Feels cozier than some of the larger gardens and arboretums.

Talia G.

An absolutely awesome place, both during their events, and just for daily visiting.

Miles Long

Beautiful grounds. Definitely a place to see. Do the guided tour. It's well worth the additional $2.00.

Patrick Vulgamore

I wasnt prepared for how cool this place is. We went for the wildflower festival, what a great experience. Beautiful trails through the woods, knowledgeable and friendly staff and an all-around enjoyable day. We will be going back when we get the chance.

Jan Dill

Beautiful place!!!!

Fonati Collins

Breathtaking scenery...

Cathy H

Friendly and informative staff. It was a cold and windy day when I visited but still very nice relaxing walk. Some leaves are falling already but most are still very nice to look at. I enjoyed walking at the ponds side.

kristine hayes

We had a really interesting tour guide. We truly enjoyed learning about the native plants!

Ruthie Kranz-Carl

A most wonderful native plant escape! Wander through the woodlands, by the ponds, and see the meadow in the summer.


Beautiful botanical garden but not worth the fee.

Patricia Gunter

Hidden gem (but not for long). Great gardens, great art classes!

Konrad Finck

Mt Cuba is lovely in the spring. The native flowers and trees in bloom are stunning.


Staff was very nice, lovely to walk. Alot of the trails were closed down for working so we didnt get to go everywhere but it was still beautiful. The pond had loads of frogs, turtles, and fish(not goldfish). They have a movie to watch and classes. A room is still the same from when the original state. They have a little stand of snacks and drinks, so have some $1's on you!! Its not very pricey at all. The tickets are $10 and under. Well worth the trip.

Harv Martens

Beautiful natural settings with trails. Volunteer staff are friendly and knowledgeable

Thomas Santomartino

Great, peaceful place to visit and inexpensive. Beautiful fountains, gardens and natural paths.


Amazing native plant garden. The meadow is in bloom now. The staff and docents are outstanding. Well kept grounds, a must see for any plantswoman...

Heather Yacabell

A beautiful, hidden oasis that feels like a “secret garden.” Complete with a large pond that is filled with tadpoles and frogs, a stately mansion, endless acres of meadows and woods, & plenty of flowers, you will leave feeling satisfied with all that the area has to offer. A quiet, serene location for a peaceful walk either alone or with family.

Lorraine Voll-Wallace


Susan Croes

Nice place to connect with nature.

Mike Graney

Better in May, we were told

Corrina Youngs

What a great labor day weekend experience for our whole family. We loved the mail boxes activities

Diana F.

I came here for the first time today and I can say I'm thoroughly impressed. The staff are very friendly, welcoming, and knowledgeable about the site, the mansion, and the plants. The landscaping was absolutely beautiful and well maintained, the paths were well maintained, and there were very clear directions along the way so no one should get lost easily. Lots of beautiful statues throughout the garden, a few small waterfalls, ponds, some fountains, many local plants, and many butterflies. You can pack a picnic, bring it in, and they even offer picnic blankets for you, and many picnic areas! Honestly, I loved it so much I'm considering buying an annual pass. In addition to all of this I'd like to say that this place isn't snobbish at all. It's beautiful, historical, but also very down to earth. This would be a place where someone could come and study, draw, have a nice date, or even bring small kids and do a nature hunt!

J Sheridan McClees

This is another estate built by DuPont heirs. The house is gorgeous even though it was built relatively recently in 1931 it is designed to look older. The star of this though is not the house but the grounds. The owners became passionately involved with preserving native species so the whole grounds are planted with gardens of native species in different habitats. Even more importantly, they have a research center focused on breeding and preserving native species.

Caleb Melvin

This place is dear to my heart. Love their mission. They have amazing classes, so good I really wish I could attend every single one of them. Admission is reasonable, and the gardens are very pleasant and very well maintained.

Anita D in Maryland

Breathtaking view from the patio at the information center! We took our mothers here for a Mother's Day picnic. They couldn't have been more pleased. The price of admission is very reasonable, and for the nemophilist the naturalized paths are havens of woodland plants neatly identified with unobtrusive placards. There is also a trial garden where you can see experimental plant varieties. Mount Cuba also offers scheduled programs to learn more about plants native to the area and offers a free plant with attendance at selected programs.

James Churu

One of the greatest views in the backwoods of Greenville Delaware

Robert Cole

Delightful combination of wild and landscaped garden.

Sheila Mugabi

A very lovely, peaceful place that also teaches you how to garden naturally and successfully. I took a rain garden course this time. ( And I just finished planting it.)

Mandy Kallal

Incredibly peaceful; a wonderful selection selection of wildflowers and native plants and trees.

Hank Adam

Great botanical gardens

Stephen Pomraning

Lovely indigenous gardens. Relaxed natural setting. Bring a picnic lunch.

Marcus Van Gorden

Beautiful well groomed landscape. I did a photography walk there. The staff was very knowledgeable and kind. Well worth the membership if you live close enough to use it.

Gene Huntington

Great folks and ecological programming! Enjoy the aesthetics and learn how to improve ecosystem services.

Jesse Jones

A spectacular example of English inspired gardening in Delaware's historic Brandywine River Valley. While on the smaller side, every trail is packed with amazing specimens.

Teri Matzkin

Lovely native plant gardens, formal and wooded path gardens, on beautiful rolling hill property. Wonderful nature conservancy organization.

daryl murphy

Nice place for a stroll through gardens and woods with pond. Had short video about history. Home has a little bit to look at. Some pictures and solarium was nice.

Brett Skipper

Located in the middle of the Valley between Wilmington and Hockessin Mt. Cuba is one of the many former DuPont estates that have been turned into gardens or museums. The gardens and location are beautiful. There are many opportunities to stroll yourself or take a guided tour to learn about the plants. Spring and Fall are the best time to visit.

MM Graves

Their pinic experience was beyond awesome.


It was very relaxing and beautiful

Patti H

Lovely, peaceful wildflower preserve on the Copeland estate (a brand of the duPont family). Be advised, however, that the house is not open for public tours.

Marty Johnson

Very enjoyable. Most informative.

John Sollenberger

Mount Cuba Center is a Hidden Gem in northern Delaware. It is a wonderful Gardens and trails. The vegetation and trees are all Native species of the area. There are tours available during the day that guide you through the gardens and explain all the different plants and trees. Many different areas all very Scenic and beautiful. I would highly recommend a visit.

Angel Ramos

Travelin the Wilmington-Western train...What a wonderful trip!!

James Markson

Great woodland gardens. Just goes to show you how beautiful native plants can be.

Susan Jonas

Lovely gardens with lots of info on native plants

Charles Weber

A wonderful open conservatory hosting hundreds of flowers native to the eastern coast, with spectacular views of many species of trees, streams, and a wonderful pond, complete with bridge and gazebo. The mansion is a sight to see itself, with beautiful work on the walls and well manicured gardens centering the sculptures on display. There's plenty of information to be gleaned from the classes offered, and a listing of all the hybrids of assorted flowers currently on display in their testing beds is available for those interested in a particularly fantastic specimen. Overall a treat to go, and a sight to behold.

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