By Ron Matz

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—It started in the 1920s thanks to local petroleum executive John W. Sherwood. Now there’s dogwoods, magnolias and of course tulips–thousands of them.

Ron Matz reports Sherwood Gardens is blooming earlier this year thanks to Baltimore’s balmy winter and spring.

The beautiful colors of Sherwood Gardens are in full bloom–six acres of nature’s beauty.

“It is absolutely breathtaking. It’s so beautiful. We love it. This is going to become a tradition for us in our neighborhood,” said Mary Furrer, of Rodgers Forge.

Misao Mercadante is there with her three daughters, soaking up the sun and the scenery.

“The tulips are definitely blooming early because of the warm winter,” said Mercadante, of Perry Hall

Vivian Levi Walsh is enjoying the day with her grandparents.

“We’re taking care of Vivian, our granddaughter. She absolutely loves flowers. My husband thought what a great place. Sherwood Gardens is a staple. You have to do this,” said Lynn Levi of Mt. Washington.

It’s a family day with many students on spring break.

“We come here every year. We enjoy the tulips and other flowers. It’s a gorgeous day. The kids are on spring break so we stopped by to have fun,” Mercadante said.

This super spring gives you an earlier chance to enjoy one of the wonders of Baltimore because the 80,000 tulips usually don’t peak until late in April.

“The flowers were coming out at the end of February,” Furrer said.

After the tulips finish blooming you can dig up and purchase tulip bulbs. The famous tulip dig at Sherwood Gardens is set for Saturday, May 26.


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