Ann Rose is president of Mt. Cuba Center, a botanical garden in Hockessin, Delaware. The gardens at Mt. Cuba Center represent a variety of habitats featuring the diverse and exquisite flora of the Appalachian Piedmont. More than a beautiful garden, Mt. Cuba Center’s mission is to achieve conservation through inspiration—that is, to engage its visitors, students, and collaborators in a shared effort to enhance the ecological value of landscapes large and small. Mt. Cuba Center has helped preserve over 15,000 acres of open space in the mid-Atlantic region since 2005, working with partners in the conservation community.
Ann is a past president of the Garden Club of Wilmington and continues to be an active member. She is a board member of Longwood Gardens, as well as of Hagley Museum and Library, where she is secretary of the board and chair of the Nominating Committee. She is also a board member of the Brown Advisory Trust Company of Delaware and joined the Garden Conservancy board of directors in 2017.