Spring Blooms

Apr 27, 2015 - May 31, 2015

On View April 4 Through May 31 When the first yellow buds of witch hazel appear, we know life is returning to the Gardens. With flowering trees, daffodils, and more than 240,000 tulips bursting into bloom, Spring Blooms creates a symphony of color like no other season. Wander through our acres of spring... and come to life. In April, the Idea Garden and Flower Garden Walk burst into bloom...

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Join us for the first of this season’s Learning from Great Gardens visits: a garden of many moods and influences that moves from peaceful plantings with an Asian aesthetic, to a dry, sunny rock garden featuring a collection of trough gardens created by the owners, to a cultivated woodland of plants native to the Piedmont, including at least 12 different species of native Rhododendrons....

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This event occurs monthly, on the first Saturday of January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December.

First Saturdays in the First State   Programs and events on the first Saturday of each month. Sites are open, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., check website for details: http://www.destateparks.com/PARK/first-state-heritage/programs/index.asp  Free admission! Something new every month! Discover Delaware's Capital

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Native Plant Sale

May 2, 2015 - May 3, 2015

Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies. Members only days*: Apr 30 – May 1, 2015 Thursday & Friday: 3:00 PM -...

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How should we garden in this time of global change? Can we design plantings that will survive varied and even unpredictable conditions? Natural systems deal with unpredictability every day and have persisted through eons of change.  Travis Beck will show us how to apply the ecological principles that underlie these systems to create successful and resilient gardens and landscapes. Travis...

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95th Wilmington Flower Market

May 7, 2015 - May 9, 2015

95th Annual Wilmington Flower Market The 95th Annual Wilmington Flower Market will be held at Rockford Park in Wilmington on May 7th, 8th and 9th, Thursday and Friday, 10 AM to 8 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 7 PM, the three days just before Mother's Day.  This fun-filled event is eagerly awaited by market-goers of all ages in the region and state. Flowers and plants of all kinds are available...

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Commemorate America’s public garden heritage with a complimentary visit to Mt. Cuba Center! Relax in our gardens, eat a picnic lunch, or take a leisurely stroll observing nature. Participate in family programs or guided walks and take home a free native plant.

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Enjoy the UDBG at a spectacular time of year. UD's Jason Veil will lead an informative jaunt through the garden to discuss mid-May's most prominent trees and shrubs - including several uncommon specimens and a few of UDBG's hidden treasures. Call (302) 831-2531 or email BotanicGardens@udel.edu to register. Jason Veil, Curatorial Graduate student working with Dr. John Frett, received his...

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