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Photo By: Julie Gilbert - Ladew Gardens
blooms at Sherwood Gardens
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Garden stream
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Spring is the best time to visit Maryland's public gardens. Here is a list of public gardens in Maryland we think you will love; and check out the events below.

Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage logo Photo By: Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage

1 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage - Multiple Locations

April-May 2018
For every person who has wanted to peek into the old house at the end of a lane, now is the time. Generous property owners will open their historic sites to the public for five weekends in April and May during the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP), an annual tradition since 1937.

The 2018 Tour dates are as follows:
Prince George’s County: Saturday, April 21st, 2018
Anne Arundel County: Saturday, April 28th, 2018
Talbot County: Saturday, May 12th, 2018
Cecil County: Sunday, May 20th, 2018
St. Mary’s County: Saturday, May 26th, 2018
More info and tickets...

Image of herbs Photo By: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm

2 Spring Herb Festival & Plant Sale - Severn

April 21, 2018
Celebrate Spring at Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm. Sample herbal treats and teas, enjoy informative demonstrations and take a free tour of our gardens. Make your own herb planter ($35) and more.


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Location:
8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
410-551-2237


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Picture of plants and flowers for sale Photo By: University of Maryland Extension Baltimore County

3 DCTC Greenhouse Bedding Plant and Perennial Sale - Cambridge

April 27 - May 12, 2018
Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm, Sat. 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 9am-1pm
Student-run greenhouse with amazing bedding and perennial plants and baskets for public sale. Come in person, or pre-order. Ask us to fill your planters.
Dorchester Career and Tech Center, Cambridge


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Location:
Dorchester Career and Tech Center
Cambridge, MD 21613
443-521-3166


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Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

4 Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts - Laurel

April 28, 2018
Celebrate spring at this whimsical festival.  Hear live music, stroll among vendors of fine arts, handmade items and more, and see a variety of art exhibits. At this all-day festival, there's never a shortage of things to do.

 


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Location:
9652 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
301-377-7817


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With wine tastings, concerts, and a preserved slave cabin, there's always something to discover at Sotterley.

5 Sotterley Plantation Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange - Hollywood, St. Mary's County

April 28-29, 2018
Celebrating the Annual Plant Sale. The nurturing volunteers of the Sotterley Garden Guild are responsible for the care and maintenance of Sotterley’s exquisite Colonial Revival Garden. All proceeds will support the upkeep of Sotterley’s gardens and grounds. The Free Plant Exchange gives gardeners the opportunity to bring their plants and exchange for other annuals, perennials and herbs.


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Location:
44300 Sotterley Ln,
Hollywood, MD 20636
301-373-2280


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May Day on Main Street - Annapolis

6 May Day in Annapolis

May 1, 2018
This now-iconic event began in 1956 as a Garden Club of Old Annapolis Towne beautification project. Starting on May 1, stroll past dwellings and businesses in the Historic District of Maryland’s capital to see doors adorned with baskets brimming with fresh flowers and colorful ribbons. 


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Location:
Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-571-5101


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Spring Flowers Photo By: Courtesy of Brigitte Peters

7 St. Paul's Flower Fair - Cambridge

May 3-4, 2018
Open Air Market selling flowers, bedding plants, crab cakes and oyster sandwiches. Back for its 40th year

 


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Location:
205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613
410-228-1424


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father and daughter Photo By: Flower mart

8 FlowerMart - Baltimore

May 4-5, 2018
Traditional rite of spring festival in Baltimore's historic Mt. Vernon featuring more than 150 vendors, contests, entertainment, kid's area and fabulous food!


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Location:
699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-274-5353


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Pland sale Photo By: Julie Gilbert - Ladew Gardens

9 Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens - Monkton

May 5, 2018
Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens is the most anticipated specialty plant, antiques and garden ornament sale in the region, featuring more than 45 unique vendors from throughout the Eastern Seaboard.


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Location:
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
410-557-9570


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Colorful living history and amazing archaeology reveal the past at Maryland's first capital. Photo By: St. Mary's City

10 May Day at Historic St. Mary's City

May 5, 2018
Welcome the arrival of spring with the colonists in Historic St. Mary's City!  Celebrate with the Maypole, play games, or try your hand at arts and crafts.


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Location:
Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
240-895-4990


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quilters at the Dogwood Festival of Galena Photo By: Ruthi Stretch

11 Dogwood Festival of Galena

May 5, 2018
Main Street of Galena
The festival kicks off at 8:00 AM with the Dogwood Dart 5K. Join the fun at Dogwood Plaza and Galena Park, which will be bustling with crafts, games at the kids' corner, kids bounce house, beautiful baby contest, live music and beer garden. There will be great Maryland food including crab cakes, soft shell crabs, shrimp and BBQ. The Sassafras River Business Council will be hosting a car show ($10.00 entry fee.)  Admission to the festival and parking is free.


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Location:
Dogwood Plaza Shopping Center & Town Park
Galena, MD 21635
410-648-6899


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vendor at Market Day

12 Cylburn Market Day - Baltimore

May 12, 2018
Scoop-up a wide variety of annuals, perennials, native plants, veggies and herbs, hanging baskets, trees, shrubs and exotics. Many plants are grown on-site at Cylburn while others come from specialty growers.


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Location:
4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
410-367-2217


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The Garden at Antrim  Photo By: Clark Vandergrift, OTD

13 Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace

May 19-20, 2018
The Gardens de Grace Club organizes a remarkable tour of Havre de Grace's exquisite gardens every May. On Saturday and Sunday, you can walk through the most beautiful private gardens in this charming town.  The Tour coincides with the Annual Garden Mart and Native Plant Sale at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.  


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Location:
100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
410-652-9757


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Garden stream Photo By: Visit Frederick

14 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour - Downtown Frederick

May 19-20, 2018
Take a walking tour of six private gardens and two public buildings in this lovely village composed of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century structures.The tour includes the Historic Uniontown Academy, built in 1851.
 


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Location:
Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2489


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bee on lavender Photo By: Soleado Lavender Farm

15 Lavender Farms - Multiple Locations

Spring - Summer 2018
Maryland's family-owned lavender farms are not only beautiful and fragrant, they are serene.
More info about Maryland's Lavender Farms

Featured Places
Photo of fragrant and healthy herbs
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Location:
8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
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Location:
Dorchester Career and Tech Center
Cambridge, MD 21613
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Location:
9652 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
Image of a flower
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Location:
44300 Sotterley Ln,
Hollywood, MD 20636
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Location:
Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Image of a flower
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Location:
205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613
father and daughter
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Location:
699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens
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Location:
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
flower image
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Location:
Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
One of many vendors at the Dogwood Festival
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Location:
Dogwood Plaza Shopping Center & Town Park
Galena, MD 21635
vendor at Market Day
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Location:
4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
Image of a flower
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Location:
100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Location:
Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
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