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Mt. Cuba Center, Hockessin

4.5
#18 of 35 in Outdoors in Delaware
Mt. Cuba Center is located in Hockessin. Make Mt. Cuba Center a centerpiece of your Hockessin vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Hockessin online route builder .
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  • 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 discus...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • Just a wonderful day walking though this great place. Highly recommend a tour. Our guide Sarah was so informed and great to tour with.  more »
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  • 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!
  • 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!
  • Beautiful trails through native plants and trees. A docent-led tour is definitely recommended. Don't miss the plant trial gardens.
  • Beautiful botanical garden but not worth the fee.
  • 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.

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