Seventy years ago, Mr. and Mrs. Lammont du Pont Copeland bought a neglected farmland property that they would transform into a stellar Piedmont garden, now the Mt. Cuba Center. Over 500 acres, this botanical garden is now devoted to preserving native plant species and natural habitats. Research and education are primary goals of the center. As part of this effort, the Mt. Cuba Center opens its gardens to the public for a Wildflower Celebration Day as well as other open garden days throughout the year.
A peaceful garden, it is comprised of upland forests, meadows and lowland ponds. Pictured in this article are just some of the blooms from my visit during the April 27th Wildflower Celebration.
To see Mt. Cuba Center for yourself, visit them at http://www.mtcubacenter.org/ for hours, special events and admission information.
See more inspiring gardens here at http://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/inspiring-gardens/
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