Garden Festival
Ladew Garden Festival

Garden Shows and Events

Garden shows and events around the state will awaken your senses with sweet floral scents.

Garden Festival
Ladew Garden Festival

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
Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage logo
Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage

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  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. This year the health and safety of pilgrims is the first priority, all of the beautiful tours are online.

2
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts
Laurel
Montpelier Festival of Herbs, Tea and the Arts

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.

 

3
Beyond the Garden Gates Garden Tour
Downtown Frederick
Garden stream
Visit Frederick

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.
 

4
Garden Festival at Ladew Gardens
Monkton
Pland sale
Julie Gilbert - Ladew Gardens

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. Please reserve tickets in advance.

5
Historic London Town
Edgewater
Historic Londontowne and Gardens

This spring there is an array of lectures, workshops and opportunities to explore at Historic London Town. The annual plant sale features an emphasis on plants hardy to zone 7a and 7b found in London Town’s horticultural collections. 

6
FlowerMart
Baltimore
father and daughter
Flower Mart

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

7
May Day in Annapolis
May Day on Main Street - Annapolis

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. 

8
Cylburn Market Day
Baltimore
vendor at Market Day

Choose from among your favorite vendors to purchase flowers and garden-related gifts. You’ll find an array of local and regional vendors offering plants, hand-crafted wares, unique garden accessories, and more.

9
May Day at Historic St. Mary's City
Colorful living history and amazing archaeology reveal the past at Maryland's first capital.
St. Mary's City

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.

10
Secret Garden Tour of Havre de Grace
Secret Garden Tour - Havre de Grace
Gardens de Grace Club

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.  

11
Dogwood Festival of Galena
quilters at the Dogwood Festival of Galena
Ruthi Stretch

Main Street of Galena
The festival kicks off with the Dogwood Dart 5K. Join the fun at Dogwood Plaza and Galena Park with its 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. Admission to the festival and parking is free.

12
Lavender Farms
Multiple Locations
bee on lavender
Soleado Lavender Farm

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