Garden Events Near Baltimore

Hi, everyone! After having a couple friends seek out my advice for garden visits this time of year, I thought I’d try putting together a curated list of special garden happenings within driving distance of Baltimore in the coming weeks.

This is not an all-inclusive list so if you’re interested in more events at one of these places, see a more complete list of their events on their website. Did I leave off a garden event you’re really excited about? Let me know in the comments!


Cylburn Arboretum Association in Baltimore, MD

Sat, May 1250th Annual Market Day from 8am–2pm brings over 30 vendors together selling plants, garden accessories and other merchandise. There’ll also be food, music, and activities for kids.

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Baltimore, MD

Sun, May 6, “Ask a Master Gardener” from 1:30–3:30pm — A Master Gardener from the University of Maryland Extension will be here to answer any gardening questions.
Thurs, May 17, Cocktails at the Conservatory from 6:30–8:30pm — Enjoy cocktails showcasing plants and flowers that can also be found growing in the Conservatory.

Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, MD

Now–May 25, Tulip Display
Sat, May 26, Annual Tulip Dig from 7–11am — Dig up tulip bulbs from the gardens and purchase them for 30 cents each.

Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton, MD (~30 miles north of Baltimore)

Despite it being so close, Andrew and I have not made it to this garden yet but it’s definitely on our list!
Sat, May 5 — Their 10th Annual Garden Festival is this Saturday from 10am-4pm. The Garden Festival offers specialty plants, garden ornaments, and antiques from a variety of vendors.

Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA (~80 miles northeast of Baltimore)

Now–May 6, Spring Blooms (now in peak bloom!)

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