Best Places To See Spring Flowers In Baltimore

April 9, 2016 8:00 AM

(credit: gramercymansion.com)

After a long winter, the highly anticipated warmth of spring is upon us. Seen as a time of growth, renewal and new life, spring is also a time to partake in some of the earth’s natural beauty. With that being said, what can be more naturally beautiful than flowers? This spring, be sure to enjoy a day of sunshine while experiencing some of the best floral displays in Charm City.

Gramercy Mansion
1400 Greenspring Valley Road
Baltimore, Md. 21153
(410) 486-2405
www.gramercymansion.com

Flowers aren’t the only beauty to admire at this exquisite Tudor style mansion and estate. Located on 45 acres in Maryland’s Greenspring Valley, the Gramercy Mansion features extensive woodland trails, an organic farm and of course, the classic and serene flower gardens. The Gramercy Mansion is also available for weddings, meetings, seminars and parties. Located 20 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, Gramercy provides easy access to museums, historic sites, theaters and fine restaurants. Check the website for additional details.

Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, Md. 21209
(410) 367-2217
www.cylburnassociation.org

Originally built in 1863, the immaculate Cylburn Mansion features a variety of gardens, including a butterfly garden, a rose garden and a vegetable garden; all of which are available for viewing. Check out the website for info on the Cylburn Arboretum’s guided tours and rentals for weddings and other events. The Cylburn also hosts onsite events, such as story times for children.

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Baltimore Museum Of Art Sculpture Garden
10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218
(443)-573-1700
www.artbma.org

The Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden is one of the city’s most celestial settings. In addition to featuring 34 of the most incredible sculptures of the 20th century, the Sculpture Garden is also surrounded by some of the most immaculate floral arrangements. Every summer, the Baltimore Museum of Art hosts “Jazz in the Sculpture Garden,” where local and national jazz musicians perform concerts. So, for your next floral fixation, breeze by the Baltimore Museum of Art. Ultimately, too much sight seeing can often make make a person hungry. If this happens, stop by the in-house restaurant, Gertrude’s, for one of their signature crab cakes.

Brookside Gardens
1800 Glenallan Ave.
Silver Spring, MD 20902
(301) 962-1400
www.montgomeryparks.org

The award-winning Brookside Gardens consists of 50 acres of beauty located within Wheaton Regional Park. The aquatic, azalea, butterfly, rose and Japanese-style gardens are just a mere few of what Brookside has to offer. There is also a children’s garden and two conservatories for enjoyment all year around. Best of all, admission is free!  Unfortunately, bringing your dog along isn’t an option as no pets are allowed. Service animals, however, are an exception. For more details on Brookside’s rules and regulations, please visit the “Garden Etiquette” section of the website.

Sherwood Gardens
4100 Greenway
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 785-0444
guilfordassociation.org/sherwood

While presenting the beauty and uniqueness of pristine gardens and rare trees, Sherwood Gardens has just what floral lovers need. Annually, 80,000 tulip bulbs are planted, along with other spring flowering bulbs, such as flowering cherries, wisteria, dogwoods and magnolias. You will also enjoy the colorful azaleas and old English boxwoods. On a historical note, some of these plants are said to date back as far as the 18th century and were collected from gardens of colonial estates in southern Maryland.

Related: Best Gardens In Baltimore

Ashly E.Smith is a freelance writer and native of Baltimore,Maryland. As regular contributor to the Examiner and columnist for Graffiti on the Wall Hip Hop Magazine, she has a strong Pop Culture and Entertainment background. With articles that inspire; as well as,entertain, she enjoys sharing her craft with the masses.

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