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.
1 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage - Multiple Locations
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 2019 Tour dates are as follows:
Charles County: Saturday, April 27th, 2019
Queen Anne’s County: Saturday, May 4th, 2019
Baltimore City: Saturday, May 11th, 2019
Baltimore County: Saturday, May 18th, 2019
Carroll County: Sunday, May 19th, 2019
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6200 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212
2 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday, National Harbor
April 14, 2019
National Harbor will be joining the Washington, D.C. region in the annual National Cherry Blossom Festival which celebrates spring, the gift of the cherry blossom trees, and the enduring friendship between the people of the United States and Japan. Sakura Sunday (April 14) at National Harbor will feature a wide array of free activities including traditional Japanese picnicking with food available for sale, a sake, rosé and beer garden, a Japanese artisans market and world-class Japanese-inspired music and entertainment.
3 Spring Herb Festival & Plant Sale - Severn
April 27, 2019
Celebrate Spring at Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm. Enjoy the wonderful attributes of herbs and start your spring gardening. Anise hyssop is the herb of the year. They will have samples of teas and bite size treats made with the farm's seasoning blends. Informative demos and food vendors.
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8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
4 Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts - Laurel
April 27, 2019
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
5 Sotterley Plantation Plant Sale & Free Plant Exchange - Hollywood, St. Mary's County
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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44300 Sotterley Ln
Hollywood, MD 20636
6 May Day in Annapolis
May 1, 2019
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
7 St. Paul's Flower Fair - Cambridge
May 2-3, 2019
Open Air Market selling flowers, bedding plants, crab cakes and oyster sandwiches. Back for its 41st year
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205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613
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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699 Washington Place
Baltimore, MD 21201
9 Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens - Monkton
May 4, 2019
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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3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
10 May Day at Historic St. Mary's City
May 4, 2019
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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47414 Old State House Road
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
11 Cylburn Market Day - Baltimore
May 11, 2019
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
12 Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace
May 18-19, 2019
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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100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
13 Dogwood Festival of Galena
May 18, 2019
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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Dogwood Plaza Shopping Center & Town Park
Galena, MD 21635
14 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour - Downtown Frederick
May 18-19, 2019
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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Frederick, MD 21701
15 Discover Treasured Gardens of Chevy Chase
May 18, 2019
Tour eight charming private gardens in historic Chevy Chase Village. Nationally recognized landscape designers represented are Scott Akers, Richard Arentz, Michael Bartlett, Kathryn Everetts, Barbara Katz, Rodney Robinson, Allan Summers and Guy Williams. Shop the Garden Boutique with myrtle topiaries, annuals, herbs and unique garden treasures. Tickets are $30 prior to 5/18 and $40 day of tour, free for children 12 and under. https://www.gardenclubofchevychase.org/garden-tour-flyer
16 Lavender Farms - Multiple Locations
Spring - Summer 2019
Maryland's family-owned lavender farms are not only beautiful and fragrant, they are serene.
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