Thank You, Mt. Cuba Center!

The PA/NJ Chapter of The American Chestnut Foundation thanks Mt. CUBA for its help in growing some B3F3 and American chestnut seedlings in its greenhouses to support the work of our chapter.

If you are passing through southeastern Pennsylvania, take a break in your trip to visit this incredible garden gem in the piedmont of northern Delaware just north of I-95 and south of US 1.

The terrain in this part of Delaware is some of the most beautiful landscape in the United States. You won’t regret having stopped to explore the native flower plantings and the trial gardens on the property in and around the forests here. Among the young understory trees are some of TACF’s hybrids.

To assist visitors this brief introduction was provided by the staff at Mt. CUBA:

Located in Hockessin, Delaware, Mt. Cuba Center is a botanical garden that inspires an appreciation for the beauty and value of native plants and a commitment to support the habitats that sustain them. Over the past 80 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. Gardens are open to the public Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and open late, to 8 p.m., on Thursdays through August. Classes are offered year-round. More information at