Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden with a focus on native plants and ecosystems.  We have over 50 acres of display gardens and over 500 acres of natural lands. Through horticulture, education, research, and visitation, Mt. Cuba Center strives to fulfill its mission to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.

The Center is the former home and family estate of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland. In 1935, the Copelands built a stately Colonial Revival manor house near the village of Mt. Cuba, outside of Wilmington, Delaware. The Copelands were prominent members of the community. Mr. Copeland served as President and Chairman of the DuPont Company, while Mrs. Copeland was a leader in many community and cultural organizations.
In the 1980s, The Copelands expanded their horticultural endeavors to the study of native plants.

Following the death of Mrs. Copeland in 2001, the estate became a public garden, and in 2013. Mt. Cuba Center launched general admission for spring, summer and fall sessions.

Mt. Cuba Center • 3120 Barley Mill Road • Hockessin, DE 19707

Gardens reopen on Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Season Passholders: Free
Adults: $10 • Children ages 6 – 17: $5 • Children 5 and under: Free

For more information, call 302.239.4244, or visit

Click here for a complete listing of upcoming classes.