Mt. Cuba Center is the former home of Lammot du Pont Copeland. The stately Colonial Revival manor house was built in 1935 and shortly after, the Copelands, enthusiastic gardeners, began to develop a series of gardens, a process that would continue for 30 years. Today, it is a center dedicated to the study and conservation of plants native to the Appalachian Piedmont region. Whats blooming: the Lilac Allee was designed in 1936 by Thomas Sears of Philadelphia, and it features 25 cultivars of French hybrid lilacs, at their colorful and fragrant peak in early May.
Rick J. Lewandowski, Baltimore Sun