: 12610 Eveland
Road, Tuckahoe State Park, P.O. Box 100, Ridgely
, MD 21660 (410)634-2847.
(Howard Peters Rawlings) Conservatory and Botanic Garden
: Druid Hill Park, Gwynns Fall Parkway and McCulloh
, MD 21209 (410)396-0180.
Brighton Dam Azalea Garden
- Now undergoing renovation and
expansion, the Conservatory, currently features a palm house, four greenhouses
and outdoor gardens, will become a 7 acre botanic garden.
2 Brighton Dam Road, Brookeville
, MD 20833(301)206-7485
Established in 1959, this garden along the banks of the Patuxent River is home to over 20,000 azalea bushes planted
over 5 acres in a hardwood forest. Kousa dogwood trees were added in the 1990’s and the garden is also home to Montgomery County’s champion fringe tree.
: 1800 Glenallan
Avenue, Wheaton Regional Park, Wheaton
, MD 20902 (301)949-8230.
- This marvelous
50 acre public garden includes an azalea garden, a rose garden, a yew garden, a
formal garden, a fragrance garden, a Japanese style garden, a trial garden, two
conservatories and a visitor center. Check the web site to see what's in bloom
: 3100 Broomes Island Road, Route 264, Port Republic
Civic Center Park and Glenview Mansion
- This historic Gothic Revival Church features a biblical
: Baltimore Road and Edmonston Drive,
, MD 20847 (301)309-3001 or 3007.
- This 153-acre is the site of historic
Glenview Mansion as well as lovely terraced gardens.
4915 Greenspring Avenue, Baltimore
, MD 21209 (410)367-2217.
- This 176 acre nature
preserve offers guided tours of the nature trails and gardens including a garden
of the senses for the disabled, a formal perennial garden, an All America
Selections Display garden and an herb garden.
: Johns Hopkins
University, 4545 North Charles Street, Baltimore
, MD 21210 (410)516-0341.
Hampton National Historic Site
extravagant Italianate mansion, situated on 26 acres, includes a private
theatre, carriage house, and formal gardens.
(Exit 27B off I-695), 535 Hampton Lane, Towson
, MD 21286 (410)823-1309.
Avalynne Tawes Garden
preserves a vast agricultural estate (once 25,000 acres, now 43 acres) from the
1700s with a Georgian mansion set amid formal gardens and shade trees (including
state champion trees). The impressive grounds reflect formal English landscape
: 580 Taylor Ave. at Rowe Boulevard, Next to Dept. of
Natural Resources Building, Annapolis
, MD 21401 (410)260-8189.
Historical Society of Talbot County Gardens
- This lovely five
acre garden reflects the state’s various geographic areas including a Western
Maryland forest, a streamside environment and an Eastern Shore peninsula.
25 S. Washington Street, Easton
, MD 21601 (410)822-0773.
Ladew Topiary Gardens
- The grounds of the
Museum contain Federal style gardens maintained by the Talbot County Garden
Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton
, MD 21111 (443)557-9570.
Lilypons Water Gardens
- Ladew features fabulous
topiary plus 15 theme gardens on 22 acres. The Gardens include the Woodland
Garden, the Victorian Garden, the Berry Garden, the Croquet Court, the Pink
Garden, the Formal Rose Garden, the Cottage Garden, the Orchard, the Waterlily
Garden, the Red Garden, the Yellow Garden, the White Garden, the Teahouse, the
Sculpture Garden, the Iris Garden, and the Terrace Garden.
: 6800 Lilypons
Road, Box 10, Buckeystown
, MD 21717-0010 (800)999-5459.
London Town House and
- The growing gardens for
this retail nursery of water plants includes over 500 ponds.
: 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater
, MD 21037 (410)222-1919.
Gardens and Gallery:
- This garden
on the banks of the South River offers an 8 acre naturalistic woodland garden
with special collections of narcissi, magnolias, hollies, native azaleas and
peonies. Plants which thrive in a wooded, tidewater setting are featured.
6910 Greentree Road, Bethesda
, MD 20817 (301)365-1657.
Mount Clare Museum House
- This lovely 5 acre shade garden features more than 750 azaleas planted among
ornamental trees and shrubs. Bulbs, groundcovers and shade-loving perennials
extend the season. The Garden is managed by
Brookside Gardens, above.
Park, 1500 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore
, MD 21230 (410)837-3262.
National Colonial Farm
- This 1760
Georgian mansion, home to a signer of the Declaration of Independence, was the
center of an 800 acre Patapsco River plantation.
: Piscataway Park,
3400 Bryan Point Road, Accokeek
, MD 20607 (301)283-2113.
- Presenting the life of
middle-class tobacco farmers of 1775, this Farm displays an extensive garden
with 18th century varieties of herbs, flowers, and vegetables, as well as
historic varieties of field crops such as Orinoco tobacco, Virginia Gourdseed
corn and Red May wheat.
: Ferryslip Road, Chesapeake City
Perkins Azalea Garden
- A newly renovated waterfront public park with benches, gardens and fishing.
Landon School, 6101 Wilson Lane, Bethesda
, MD 20817-3199 (301)320-3200.
Rash Field Flower
school opens its 2 1/2 acre formal azalea garden to the public one weekend a
year so visitors may enjoy the 15,000 azaleas and also the rhododendron, pieris,
rare tree peonies and a collection of native wildflowers.
Inner Harbor South, Baltimore
, MD (410)244-1030.
- Part of Baltimore's
: 1101 Camden Avenue, Salisbury
, MD 21801-6861
Architectural Museum Gardens
- Salisbury University's campus with its brick buildings and abundant greenery
(including 750 plant species) has arboretum status from the American Association
of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.
: 110 Rosemont Avenue, Baker Park,
20701 (301) 663-3885.
- This 1756 German colonial house is surrounded by grounds
that include a young apple orchard, flower beds, and a fenced four-square
garden. The raised beds feature herbs and include 18th century varieties of
vegetables and small fruits.
4100 Greenway St. at Stratford Road, Baltimore
, MD 21212-0677 (410)323-7982.
addition to the glorious 80,000 tulips, this garden features 6 acres of azaleas,
English boxwoods, flowering cherries, dogwoods, magnolias, wisterias, some
plants dating back to the 18th century.
: Route 245, P.O. Box 67, Hollywood
, MD 20636
(301)373-2280 or (800)681-0850.
- This colonial Plantation on the banks of the
Patuxent River consists of 70 acres of rolling fields, gardens and riverfront.
Visitors will delight in the formal garden (with a children's corner) and herb
: 8537 Hollow
, MD 21769-8522 (301)371-7466.
- This 15 acre nursery farm
includes 3 acres of gardens open to the public.
William Paca Garden
1 Martin Street, Annapolis,
MD 21401 (800) 603-4020 or (410) 263-5553 .
elegant Georgian residence, built as a town home for a signer of the Declaration
of Independence, displays a lovely 2 acre pleasure garden featuring five
terraces, a fish-shaped pond, a Chinese Chippendale bridge, formal parterres,
heirloom plants and a wilderness garden.