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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 Home and Garden Show display

1 Spring Maryland Home and Garden Show, Timonium

February 29-March 1 and March 6-8, 2020
The show can be the first hint of spring for many! Landscapers offer beautiful gardens filled with colorful blooms that brighten the late winter days. Hundreds of home improvement experts are available to help get your Spring checklist of to-dos complete. Juried crafters are on hand showcasing wares of unique beauty and function to improve your nest’s decor or your signiture lifestyle.


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Location:
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, MD 21093
410-863-1180


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Historic London Town

2 Spring Plant Sale at Historic London Town, Edgewater

April 18, 2020
Our annual plant sale returns, featuring an emphasis on plants Plants hardy to zone 7a and 7b found in London Town’s horticultural collections. 80% of the stock is exotic plants that are of high botanical and ornamental value, plus a few natives too. Members and volunteers receive a 10% discount on plants all weekend.


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Location:
839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
410-222-1919


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Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage logo Image Credit: Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage

3 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage - Multiple Locations

April 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2020
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 in four counties ( Prince George's, Dorchester, Talbot, Calvert) will open their historic sites to the public for four weekends in April and May during the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage (MHGP), an annual tradition since 1937.
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Location:
6200 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212
410.821.6933


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traditional Japanese performer Image Credit: National Harbor

4 National Cherry Blossom Festival, Sakura Sunday, National Harbor

April 2020
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 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.
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Image of herbs Image Credit: Willow Oak Flower & Herb Farm

5 Spring Herb Festival & Plant Sale - Severn

April 25, 2020
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 blend plus informative demos and food vendors. 


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


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Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

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

April 25, 2020
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.

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

April 2020
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.

Spring Flowers Image Credit: Courtesy of Brigitte Peters

8 St. Paul's Flower Fair - Cambridge

April 30 - May1, 2020
Open Air Market selling flowers, bedding plants, crab cakes and oyster sandwiches. 


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


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May Day on Main Street - Annapolis

9 May Day in Annapolis

May 1, 2020
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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10 FlowerMart - Baltimore

May 1-2, 2020
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 Image Credit: Julie Gilbert - Ladew Gardens

11 Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens - Monkton

May 2, 2020
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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vendor at Market Day

12 Cylburn Market Day - Baltimore

May 9, 2020
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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Colorful living history and amazing archaeology reveal the past at Maryland's first capital. Image Credit: St. Mary's City

13 May Day at Historic St. Mary's City

May 16, 2020
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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Secret Garden Tour - Havre de Grace Image Credit: Gardens de Grace Club

14 Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace

May 16-17, 2020
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  "Gardens Along the Chesapeake" 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 Image Credit: Visit Frederick

15 Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour - Downtown Frederick

May 16-17, 2020
Take a walking tour of  private gardens and  public buildings in this lovely village composed of 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century structures.The tour will inspire you to be creative in your garden.
 


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


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quilters at the Dogwood Festival of Galena Image Credit: Ruthi Stretch

16 Dogwood Festival of Galena

May 2020
Main Street of Galena
The festival kicks off 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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watercolor of garden

17 Discover Treasured Gardens of Chevy Chase

May 2020
Tour 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.https://www.gardenclubofchevychase.org

bee on lavender Image Credit: Soleado Lavender Farm

18 Lavender Farms - Multiple Locations

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

Featured Places
Maryland Home & Garden Show garden display
01
Location:
Maryland State Fairgrounds
Timonium, MD 21093
A woman examines a plant
02
Location:
839 Londontown Rd
Edgewater, MD 21037
Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage logo
03
Location:
6200 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21212
fragrant and healthy herbs
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Location:
8109 Telegraph Rd
Severn, MD 21144
Montpelier
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Location:
9652 Muirkirk Rd
Laurel, MD 20708
spring flowers
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Location:
205 Maryland Avenue
Cambridge, MD 21613
flowers on a gate
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Location:
Main Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
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
vendor at Market Day
10
Location:
4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD 21209
Colonial Garden
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Location:
Rt 5 and Rosecroft Rd
St. Mary's City, MD 20686
garden
12
Location:
100 Lafayette St
Havre de Grace, MD 21078
garden
13
Location:
Downtown Frederick
Frederick, MD 21701
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