Mother Nature is looking her very best throughout Baltimore’s treasured gardens. We have found your cure to spring fever. — Lance Duvall

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Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory

Druid Hill Park
3100 Swan Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217

The Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory of Druid Hill Park leads the list of Baltimore City’s best public gardens. The Conservatory has a rich history in the city dating back to 1888. With year-round displays of plant material, The Conservatory hosts The Spring Flower Show, a Chrysanthemum display and a Poinsettia show. Explore the beauty of the facility and walk through the Palm House, Orchid Room, Mediterranean House, Tropical House and Desert House. The Conservatory is home to 35 flowerbeds and has a color display of flowers that rivals the rainbow.


Baltimore Museum Of Art Sculpture Garden

10 Art Museum Drive
Baltimore, MD 21218

Covering three acres in the city, the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Garden is a gateway to the art and horticulture of Baltimore City. Home to 34 sculptures, the two terraced gardens contain works from Auguste Rodin and Alexander Calder. The Janet and Alan Wurtzburger Sculpture Garden presents early 20th-century pieces from Henry Moore and Max Bill. Every summer the Baltimore Museum of Art hosts critically-acclaimed jazz musicians of the local and national stage with concerts along the Sculpture Garden. For your next picnic destination, come out to the Baltimore Museum of Art and gaze upon the impressive pieces of art at the Baltimore Museum of Art Sculpture Gardens.

Sherwood Gardens

Stratford Road
Baltimore, MD 21218

Began as a hobby of petroleum pioneer John W. Sherwood and located at the estate of The Baltimore Sun Founder, A. S. Abell, Sherwood Gardens has become known as the most famous tulip garden in North America. With approximately 80,000 tulip bulbs, Sherwood Gardens is a popular attraction during the spring. Dogwoods, cherries and magnolias surround the tulips for a marvelous display that is in full boom during April and the beginning of May. The public can easily stroll through the six acres of garden that has no fences or gates. The peaceful nature of Sherwood Gardens makes for a pleasant stroll through Baltimore.


Ladew Topiary Gardens

3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, Maryland 21111

Created with 15 thematic garden rooms over 22 acres, Ladew Topiary Gardens was the vision of self-taught gardener, Harvey S. Ladew. Visitors will notice the vibrant personality and vision of Ladew through his uniquely designed garden described by the Garden Club of America as being “the most outstanding topiary garden in America.” Walk the along the Nature Walk at Ladew through the woods and across wetland marsh. Take a guided tour of the Ladewn Manor House furnished with antique English furniture of the equestrian-inspired rooms. The topiary and flower gardens of Ladew Topiary Gardens is a reminder of our continuing relationship with nature.


Gramercy Mansion

1400 Greenspring Valley Road
Baltimore, Maryland 21153

The gardens of Gramercy Mansion are the perfect romantic setting for you and your sweetheart. The landscape gardens around the mansion make for picture-perfect scenes for weddings, anniversaries and couple’s retreats. Enjoy dinner sitting on the porch and gazing over the forest grounds. Walk along the backyard stream and return to your room under moonlight. It will be a memorable evening for couples in the most romantic of settings.