Native Plant Sale | Thank you for another successful sale! Next Sale: May 4 – 7, 2017

Our Native Plant Sale features more than 300 rare, unusual and favorite varieties of native wildflowers, trees, shrubs, ferns and aquatic plants for all growing conditions, including drought-tolerant. Some are introductions from the nearby Mt. Cuba Center and many species attract wildlife such as birds and butterflies.


Members only** days:
May 4 – 5, 2017
Thursday: 3 pm - 7 pm
Friday: 3 pm - 7 pm
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Open to public days:
May 6 – 7, 2017
Saturday: 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday: 11 am - 4 pm


Delaware Nature Society's Coverdale Farm Preserve***
Greenville, DE
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Please note that dogs are not permitted on this property

Payments accepted

Major credit cards
(admission is free)


Check back in April 2017

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**Members only days are open only to Members. Become a Member »
***During the Native Plant Sale, the nearby farm complex will not be open except on Saturday when you are welcome to join the fun at our Farm Fun Saturday. Want to visit the farm animals and explore our trails? Check out our Seasonal Programs, Farm Fun Days and our Harvest Moon Festival.

Would you like to volunteer?

Volunteers are needed for set up and sale days. Prior experience with native plants not required.
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Learn more about native plants

Search Gardening and Botany programs below.

Wednesday, October 26, 9 am - 1:30 pm (rain date Wed, 11/2)

Join Nathan Shampine, Natural Lands Manager at Mt. Cuba Center, and Joe Sebastiani, Manager at Ashland Nature Center, in this rare "behind the scenes" trek from Mt. Cuba Center through Red Clay Reservation, to Ashland Nature Center, and back. Traverse this unique Piedmont landscape while passing an American Chestnut plantation; walking through meadows and forested habitats; visiting a reforestation experiment; and enjoying the colors of fall along the way. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and snacks, and be prepared for an extensive hike through hilly terrain. Led by Joe Sebastiani and Nathan Shampine

Cost: $20
This program meets at the Mt Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707
Register Now through the Mt. Cuba Center

10/26/2016 - 10/26/2016
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Hiking, Botany
Saturday, April 8, 2017, 9 am - 2:30 pm

Join nationally recognized C. Colston Burrell and Doug Tallamy for a morning of inspiration followed by an afternoon of exploring nearby gardens. Copies of their most recent books will be available for purchase and signing. A Native Plant garden package will be given away during the seminar.Co-sponsored by Delaware Nature Society and Mt. Cuba Center

9:15 - 10:45 am: Beauty, Integrity and Resilience: Can A Garden Have Everything?
11:00 am - Noon: Super Plants in our Landscapes
Noon - 1:00 pm: Lunch, Book Signing, Drop In Bird Banding
1:00 - 2:30 pm: Private Garden Tour
1:00 - 1:45 pm: Spring Container Garden Workshop
1:00 - 4:00 pm: Mt Cuba Center Stroll

Seminar Fee: Members: $50 Others: $65
Meeting Location: Ashland Nature Center 3511 Barley Mill Road Hockessin, DE 19707 (302) 239-2334
04/08/2017 - 04/08/2017
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Monday, April 17 - Sunday, April 23, 2017

Each year spring crowns the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee with a dazzling display of over 1,400 wildflower species including five species of trillium, stands of dwarf crested iris, beautiful showy orchis, carpets of foamflower, fringed and purple phacelia, and many, many others. Hike along tumbling waterfalls, l and experience the beauty of the Smoky Mountain ecosystems. Enjoy exploring little known sites selected for their beauty and diversity by experienced trip leaders. Culinary delights prepared by expert cook Michele Wales. Lodging is in a large, mountain chalet with fireplace. On the way home, visity the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville. ed by John Harrod, Dave Pro and Michele Wales

Members Only: $1000, $250 deposit due 11/23. Balance due 1/13/2017
Save $100 if registered by 11/23 (amount will be taken off your balance)
Van leaves from Ashland Nature Center
04/17/2017 - 04/23/2017
at: Ashland
age: Adult
Hiking/Fitness, Eco-Travel, Botany