Join Lynn and the Native Plant Class for a Field Trip to the Mt. Cuba Center for a look at their famous gardens and an in-depth “Green Thumb” Tour.  ALL ARE WELCOME!

Mt. Cuba Center is a non-profit botanical garden located in Hockessin, Delaware, near Wilmington, in the gently rolling hills of the Delaware Piedmont. Its woodland gardens produce some of the most spectacular displays of wildflowers in the mid-Atlantic region.  They are famous for their native plant gardens and their research.

We are opening this special field trip up for gardeners throughout Talbot County who are interested in learning more about native plants.

Green Thumb Tour
Immerse yourself in the beauty and benefits of native plants on this two-hour, in-depth tour of Mt. Cuba’s formal and naturalistic gardens. Learn about the research being conducted in our trial garden to help bring the best-performing natives to local nurseries. Talk with a guide about our extensive native plant collections while receiving useful tips on sustainable gardening practices. 

Please note: The naturalistic gardens are situated on rolling terrain and contain mulched paths. The formal gardens have brick paths with multiple sets of a few steps. For more information about garden accessibility, please see If you have mobility issues, please advise the course leader, Lynn Randle.  Mt. Cuba can provide transportation via a golf cart (driven by Mt. Cuba Center Staff) from a point along the tour route to the pond area at the bottom of the hill to reconnect with the tour group. The golf cart can carry 7 passengers at a time.

The Green Thumb Tour lasts two Hours.  This is a private group tour.  Advance payment is required by registering here.  Tours take place rain or shine.  No refunds will be provided.

FIELD TRIP:  Meet at the Target parking lot in Easton at 10 am to carpool from there.

Friday | May 20 | 10am – 4pm | $18 includes special pricing for admission and tour

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Lynn Randle

Lynn Randle is an avid and determined native plant gardener who has used natives in plantings extensively over the past 20 years in a variety of climate zones. A native of Santa Rosa, CA, Lynn spent a number of years moving every few years in government and business positions, which gave her a taste for planning landscapes large (horse ranch) to small (townhome decks and patios). A retired consultant, Lynn earned an MA in Communications Research from Stanford University as well as an MA in International Relations. She has lived here in Talbot County since 2014.

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