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.
1 DCTC Greenhouse Bedding Plant and Perennial Sale
April 22 - May 13, 2017
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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Dorchester Career and Tech Center
Cambridge, MD 21613
2 Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
April 29, 2017
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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9652 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
3 Spring Herb Gala & Plant Sale
April 29, 2017
Celebrate Spring at Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm! Sample herbal treats and teas, enjoy informative demos and take a free tour of our gardens. Make your own herb planter ($30) and more.
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8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
4 Sotterley Plantation Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange
April 29-30, 2017
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.
Hollywood, St. Mary's County
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44300 Sotterley Ln,
Hollywood, MD 20636
5 May Day in Annapolis
May 1, 2017
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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Annapolis, MD 21401
6 St. Paul's Flower Fair
May 4-5, 2017
Open Air Market selling flowers, bedding plants, crab cakes and oyster sandwiches.
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205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613
7 Flower Mart
May 5-6, 2017
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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699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
8 Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens
May 6, 2017
Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens, now in its ninth year, is the most anticipated specialty plant, antiques and garden ornament sale in the region, featuring over 45 unique vendors from throughout the eastern seaboard.
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3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
9 Soleado Lavender Farm - Montgomery County
Now open for Spring/Summer 2017
A family-owned lavender farm, located at the foot of Sugarloaf Mountain, growing a variety of lavenders that are distilled into essential oil, which is used in their handmade, luxury bath products.
They also harvest lavender infused honey. Plan a weekend visit May through July (Friday- Sunday, 11am- 4pm,) weather permitting.
Soleado Lavender Farm
23611 W. Harris Rd.
Dickerson, MD 20842
10 May Day at Historic St. Mary's City
May 6, 2017
Historic St. Mary's City
Welcome the arrival of spring with the colonists! Celebrate with the maypole, play games, or try your hand at arts and crafts!
11 Dogwood Festival of Galena
May 6, 2017 8am - 5pm
Main Street of Galena
The festival kicks off at 8:00 AM with the Dogwood Dart 5k. Join the fun at Dogwood Plaza and the 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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Dogwood Plaza Shopping Center & Town Park
Galena, MD 21635
12 Cylburn Market Day - Baltimore
May 13, 2017
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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4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
13 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage
May 13, 2017
An annual pilgrimage that takes visitors through 16 varied locations as diverse as the B & O Railroad Museum and the Banneker Historic Park in Oella. Enjoy river views, modern homes, historic structure, churches and even a tranquil cemetery.
14 Berlin’s May Day Play Day
May 19, 2017
Ocean 98.1 radio station sponsors new, up-and-coming bands to play on Main Street for Berlin’s May Day Play Day. There will be food vendors and a beer garden too.
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Downtown Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
15 Havre de Grace Secret Garden Tour
May 20 - 21, 2017
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. Inspired by the Secret Gardens? The Tour coincides with the Annual Garden Mart and Native Plant Sale at the Havre de Grace Maritime Museum.
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100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
16 Gardening Seminars - Cockeysville
Through June 5, 2017 (monthly)
Are you ready to grow? If so, join us for Gardening Seminars presented by The University of Maryland Extension Baltimore County Master Gardeners.
17 Beyond the Garden Gate
July 2, 2017
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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Uniontown Rd approximately 7 miles west of downtown Westminster, MD
Westminster, MD 21158