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Photo By: Julie Gilbert - Ladew Gardens
blooms at Sherwood Gardens
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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.

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

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
410-901-6950


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Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

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.

Laurel


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


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

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.

Anne Arundel


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


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

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


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May Day on Main Street - Annapolis

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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Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-571-5101


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Spring Flowers Photo By: Courtesy of Brigitte Peters

6 St. Paul's Flower Fair

May 4-5, 2017
Open Air Market selling flowers, bedding plants, crab cakes and oyster sandwiches.

Cambridge


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


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


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Pland sale Photo By: Julie Gilbert - Ladew Gardens

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


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bee on lavender Photo By: Soleado Lavender Farm

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
301-922-5964
http://soleadolavender.com

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 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!


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

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


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


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

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.

 


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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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Location:
Downtown Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
410-629-1716


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Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace Photo By: Cindy Leffler and The Gardens de Grace Club

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


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Image of Flowers Photo By: Homestead Gardens

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.
Cockeysville
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Uniontown's tree-lined streets and historic buildings exhibit a diversity of eighteenth, nineteenth and twentieth century architecture typical of rural towns at the turn of the century. Photo By: Carroll County Tourism

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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Location:
Uniontown Rd approximately 7 miles west of downtown Westminster, MD
Westminster, MD 21158
443-789-8953


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Featured Places
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Dorchester Career and Tech Center
Cambridge, MD 21613
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Location:
9652 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
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Location:
8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
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44300 Sotterley Ln,
Hollywood, MD 20636
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Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613
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699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens
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3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
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One of many vendors at the Dogwood Festival
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Dogwood Plaza Shopping Center & Town Park
Galena, MD 21635
vendor at Market Day
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4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
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Musical Note
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Downtown Main Street
Berlin, MD 21811
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100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
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Uniontown Rd approximately 7 miles west of downtown Westminster, MD
Westminster, MD 21158
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