Upcoming Public Garden Events Around Baltimore

Tomorrow is National Public Gardens Day!

Following up on last week’s events around Baltimore post, I’m looking to make this a regular post, continuing to share a curated list of exciting garden happenings within driving distance of Baltimore. Feel free to leave a comment if I’m leaving out your favorite nearby public garden or vendor!


Cylburn Arboretum Association in Baltimore, MD

Sat, May 12, 50th Annual Market Day from 8am–2pm — Shop plants, garden accessories and other merchandise from 30+ vendors. There’ll also be food, music, and activities for kids.

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory & Botanical Gardens in Baltimore, MD

Thurs, May 17, Cocktails at the Conservatory from 6:30–8:30pm — Self explanatory. I would love to go but won’t be able to. Someone go enjoy this event for me!

Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, MD

Now–May 25, Tulip Display — I hear from a friend that the tulips are past peak (not surprising) but still looking lovely. It’s not too late to check it out!
Sat, May 26, Annual Tulip Dig from 7–11am — Dig up tulip bulbs from the gardens and purchase them for 30 cents each.

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

Now–Sept 30, Festival of Fountains — Longwood Gardens just opened up their main fountain garden—which opened for the first time last year after some major construction—and will have regular fountain performances throughout the summer. We saw a Fireworks and Fountains show last year and it was by far the most spectacular fireworks show I’ve ever seen. It’s pretty pricey but worth seeing once.

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