Maryland Gardens

Annapolis: Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

Annapolis, Maryland Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden Representations of Maryland’s various geographic areas are featured in this five-acre garden. They include a Western Maryland forest, a streamside environment and an Eastern Shore peninsula. In addition, the barrier-free garden contains pleasant ponds; a raised planter with plants of varied textures, tastes and fragrances; and many cultivated plantings. […]

Baltimore: Cylburn Arboretum

Baltimore, Maryland Cylburn Arboretum Cylburn Arboretum is a nature preserve and city park of about 207 acres. Collections of Japanese maples, hollies, conifers, Maryland oaks, beeches, tree peonies, maples and magnolias stand on spacious lawns and many gardens surround the Victorian Mansion. Trails wind through the woodlands, where rare trees, native plants and wildflowers may […]

Monkton: Ladew Topiary Gardens

Monkton, Maryland Ladew Topiary Gardens The Garden Club of America has called it the “the most outstanding topiary garden in America.” Harvey S. Ladew (1887-1976), a self-taught gardener, huntsman, traveler, writer and artist, was influenced by gardens he visited in England and Italy when he designed and created the 22 acres of gardens and 15 […]

Ridgely: Adkins Arboretum

Ridgely, Maryland Adkins Arboretum This 400-acre native garden and preserve on Maryland’s Eastern Shore is 25 miles east of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, adjacent to Tuckahoe State Park. IThe only garden in the region that focuses solely on plants native to the Mid-Atlantic Coastal Plain, there’s more than 600 species of native shrubs, trees, wildflowers, […]