Sunday, June 30, 2013


Today I went on a tour of Mt. Cuba Center with my sister and her neighbor. The center is located in Delaware. It was a stormy day with pouring rain. The temperature was actually cooler and less humid when we arrived in Delaware. Mt. Cuba is a 600 acre woodland  wildflower non-profit horticultural institution. According to their web site, "In 1935, Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland purchased farmland near the village of Mt. Cuba, Delaware to build a stately Colonial Revival house for their family. Both shared an interest in plants and an enthusiasm for gardening. With the help of prominent landscape architects Thomas W. sears and Marian C. Coffin, they developed a series of formal gardens and elegant outdoor entertaining spaces. Over time, the Copelands' growing passion for native plants and naturalistic gardening led them to create a series of glorious wildflower gardens, meadows, paths, and ponds. Today, these gardens boast a diverse, scientifically-curated plant collection that includes more than 1,900 plant species, varieties" Enjoy!

This is the back of the house.

This is the view from the front of the house.

Pots of Begonias

Agapanthus Outside Conservatory

Coleus Container
Inside Conservatory

Upward View

Bog Containers of Picture Plants


All Heuchera
Sorry for the rain drops on some photos. It poured during the whole tour. The tour was ended due to the weather/lightening. I was pleased to learn that we would receive a day pass to return on another day. This is a beautiful center and pictures do not do it justice. You must visit. Lynn thanks for allowing me to come along on the tour. It was a nice day.

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