Mt. Cuba Center

CPC institution Code: MTCB

The origins of Mt. Cuba Center took root more than 80 years ago. In 1935 Lammot and Pamela Copeland purchased approximately 127 acres of farmland to develop their private estate. They envisioned transforming their Mt. Cuba estate into a public garden as early as the 1960’s. What was once farmland has been transformed from a private residence into a lush botanical garden open to the public in 2002. Our gardens feature some of the region’s most beautiful native plants. In 2018 Mt. Cuba Center and Red Clay Reservation merged; combining conservation efforts in northern Delaware, with a total of 1,083 acres. Mt. Cuba Center's mission is to inspire an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the habitats that sustain them.

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Conservation Contacts

Jeff Downing
Executive Director
Amy Highland
Director of Collections and Conservation Lead
Elan Alford
Plant Conservation Scientist
Ellen Lake
Director of Conservation and Research
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