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Annual Wildflower Celebration at Mt. Cuba Center on April 24th

HOCKESSIN, Del., Feb. 25, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mt. Cuba Center invites the public to enjoy a spectacular display of spring wildflowers at the Annual Wildflower Celebration on Sunday, April 24th from 10 am to 4 pm. This free event will be held rain or shine and is an opportunity to stroll through the famed gardens and view a colorful array of native spring wildflowers, enjoy live music, gardening demonstrations, family programming, and more. A variety of food selections will be available for purchase and the first 1,000 families will receive a free native coreopsis plant to take home.

"The Annual Wildflower Celebration is a perfect opportunity to experience our exquisite gardens at the peak of their spring beauty," says Jeff Downing, Executive Director of Mt. Cuba Center.

During the Annual Wildflower Celebration and throughout the spring wildflower season, visitors can see an unrivaled display of trilliums and native orchids which attract early spring pollinators. Mt. Cuba Center features diverse naturalistic gardens, including ponds, a meadow, and woodland areas, as well as formal gardens and a research trial garden.

Free parking for this event is at the Red Clay Reservation, 1003 Old Wilmington Road, just east of Brackenville Road. Shuttle buses and a walking path provide access to the garden from the parking area. Due to the rolling terrain and mulched paths at Mt. Cuba Center, the use of wheelchairs is limited. Pets are not permitted.

Mt. Cuba Center is a Delaware botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to protect the environments that sustain them. Over the past 70 years the gardens at Mt. Cuba Center have evolved, transforming fallow cornfields into thriving, ecologically-functional landscapes, thanks to the initiative of Mr. and Mrs. Lammot du Pont Copeland. Contact Sara Levin Stevenson, Manager of Public Engagement at sstevenson@mtcubacenter.org or 302.239-8883 for more information or visit mtcubacenter.org. High-resolution photographs available upon request.



A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=39145

CONTACT: Sara Levin Stevenson Manager of Public Engagement Mt. Cuba Center 3120 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 302.239.8883

Source: Mt. Cuba Center