Mt. Cuba Center

CPC institution Code: MTCB
Clematis viticaulis

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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Taxon Family Global Rank Legal Status Sponsorship Status
Amaranthus pumilus Amaranthaceae G2 LT
Baptisia megacarpa Fabaceae G2 UR
Clematis addisonii Ranunculaceae G1
Clematis viticaulis Ranunculaceae G1
Echinacea laevigata Asteraceae G2 LT
Elliottia racemosa Ericaceae G2
Hexastylis speciosa Aristolochiaceae G2 UR
Marshallia mohrii Asteraceae G3 LT
Neviusia alabamensis Rosaceae G3
Rudbeckia heliopsidis Asteraceae G2 UR
Sarracenia oreophila Sarraceniaceae G2 LE
Spiraea virginiana Rosaceae G2 LT
Quercus boyntonii Fagaceae G1
Clematis morefieldii Ranunculaceae G2 LE
Silphium glutinosum Asteraceae G2
Clematis carrizoensis Ranunculaceae G2
Hexastylis sorriei Aristolochiaceae G1
Solidago arenicola Asteraceae G2
Trillium oostingii Melanthiaceae G1
Pycnanthemum beadlei Lamiaceae G2

Conservation Contacts

Jeff Downing
Executive Director
Elan Alford
Plant Conservation Scientist
Ellen Lake
Director of Conservation and Research
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Director of Conservation and Research 3