• Field Trip ~ Mt. Cuba Center’s 10th Annual Wildflower Celebration

    Posted on May 10, 2014 by in Field Trip, Things that inspire me in the garden
    Wood Poppy https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Wood Poppy

     

    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.

     

     

    Trout Lily https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Trout Lily, also known as Dogtooth Violet

    Double Bloodroot https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Double Bloodroot

    Golden Ragwort https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Golden Ragwort

    Foam Flower https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Foam Flower in the woodland garden.

    Yellow Violets https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Yellow Violets

    Trillium https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Another variety in the Trillium Garden.

    Golden Club https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Golden Club growing by the water’s edge.

    Buds https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Trees & shrubs are budding.

    Fish & tadpoles https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Fish & tadpoles abound in the Mt. Cuba Center pond.

    Turtles https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Turtles basking in the sun at the pond.

    Trillium https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Trillium

    Rue-Anemone https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Rue-Anemone

    Bellwort https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Large-flowered Bellwort

    Native Azaleas https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Native Azaleas in bloom.

    Virginia Bluebells https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/field-trip-mt-cuba-centers-10th-annual-wildflower-celebration/

    Virginia Bluebells

    See more inspiring gardens here at https://ourfairfieldhomeandgarden.com/inspiring-gardens/

     

2 Responses so far.

  1. chris aka monkey says:

    wow awesome…my eyes were happy looking at this thank you xx

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox

Join other followers