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Mt. Cuba Center Wildflower Celebration


The 8th annual Wildflower Celebration is an opportunity for family and friends to stroll the grounds at their leisure, chat with the staff about their favorite garden topics, and enter a drawing for a one-of-a-kind plant grown at Mt. Cuba Center‘s greenhouses.

Tickets are not required for this event, but the “Wildflower Challenge” offers visitors the chance to win 2-for-1 coupons on Mt. Cuba Center tour tickets.  The first 500 families will receive a free potted wildflower. Parking and admission are free. All parking is located at Red Clay Reservation off Old Wilmington Road. Visitors may take a shuttle bus or walk to the gardens from the parking area.  Please note: the gardens are not wheelchair or stroller accessible and pets are not permitted.

The parking area closes at 3:30pm.

The family-friendly adventure, “The Journey from Caterpillar to Butterfly,” returns with station-to-station activities. Learn about caterpillars and what they eat, who eats them, and finally, see what butterfly they become. To highlight the journey, “Annie Hickman’s Butterfly Parade” will meander through the garden, inviting guests to join in them in celebration of the beautiful spring scenery. New this year, learn about native raptors at Mt. Cuba Center and watch them soar in free-flight demonstrations.