There are some flowers which grow naturally, without having any human interaction. They are called wildflowers and tend to be very fragrant, colorful and beautiful. There are many different species of wildflowers, especially in the Mid-Atlantic region. The Baltimore area has several places where you can enjoy the smells and sights produced by this type of flowers.

Cylburn Arboretum; Photo credit, Vickie Lawson

Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 367-2217

This city park, located in northwest Baltimore, is a great place to see wildflowers. Whether along the trails or in the garden area, you are sure to enjoy the aromatic fragrance you’ll experience as you meander along. The park was opened in 1863 and sits on 165 acres of land. Cylburn Arboretum is very picturesque and a great place for a romantic stroll.

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens; Photo credit, Vickie Lawson

Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory And Botanical Gardens
3100 Swann Drive
Baltimore, MD 21217
(410) 396-0008

The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanical Gardens is composed of several houses that specialize in various environments. The setup allows various flowers from all over the world to be grown here, including wildflowers. The Conservatory is located in the renowned Druid Hill Park and open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Sherwood Gardens
4100 Greenway
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 785-0444

The six acres which make up this garden are mostly known for the tulips which are grown there. The park, although considered private, is a great place for a stroll, as well as to enjoy the wildflowers that grow there. The park is operated by the Guilford Association and is located in that community.

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Gwynns Falls Trail
Winans Meadow- Trail Head 2
4500 Franklintown Road
Baltimore, MD 21229

The Gwynns Falls Trail is a 15-mile stretch of land that runs through various parts of Baltimore along the greenway, for which it is named. The trail is home to many varieties of wildflowers and is also a great place to go biking, rollerblading, hiking, bird-watching and enjoy nature. The land extends from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor to the county line and runs through several of the city’s beautiful parks. The Gwynns Falls Trail also extends into several other trails. The trail is maintained by the Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks.

Ladew Topiary Gardens
3535 Jarrettsville Pike
Monkton, MD 21111
(410) 557-9570

Located in Harford County, about a short hour’s drive from Baltimore, the Ladew Topiary Gardens is a top site to experience both flowers and the famous wonderfully shaped topiaries. This garden has been named one of the top five places in the world to experience the flora that is grow here. In addition, various events are hosted on this picturesque 22-acre garden. According to the website, “Ladew Topiary Gardens is a nonprofit, 501 (c)(3) organization whose mission is ‘to maintain and promote the gardens, house and facilities in keeping with the creative spirit of Harvey S. Ladew for the public benefit and for educational, scientific and cultural pursuits.'”

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