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Mt Cuba Center
With paths that take visitors from the formal gardens of a du Pont mansion through stunning vistas, intimate woodlands, and lush meadows, Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden that puts the beauty of native landscapes on display to inspire conservation. What began in the 1930s as the private estate of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland is now a public garden that centers the beauty and value of native plants. In addition to cultivating the public garden’s formal and naturalistic landscapes, Mt. Cuba Center staff conduct research, connect guests to the natural world and teach students about native plant horticulture.
“I want this to be a place where people will learn to appreciate our native plants and to see how these plants can enrich their lives so that they, in turn, will become conservators of our natural habitats." - Mrs. Pamela Copeland
Our mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.
- Mission Above Self
- We exist as an organization for the sole purpose of fulfilling our mission. Each individual effort equally advances our mission. Each unique job task helps us get there. We embrace wearing whatever “hat” will help us get the job done to the highest quality. No task is beneath us. We adopt a whatever-it-takes attitude and will roll up our sleeves to do the necessary work because fulfilling our mission comes first.