8 Beautiful Botanical Gardens in Maryland!

With its lush greenery, beautiful flowers, and fascinating wildlife, Maryland is filled with amazing botanical gardens and arboreta. From Brookside Gardens in Wheaton to Adkins Arboretum in Ridgely, here are the 8 best botanical gardens and arboreta in the Old Line State.

Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD

Nestled in Montgomery County’s Wheaton Regional Park, Brookside Gardens is an incomparable award-winning public display garden. This 50-acre public space is filled with amazing features such as an aquatic garden, butterfly garden, children’s garden, rose garden, Japanese-style garden, and more. Whether you’re looking for educational programs, family activities, or just to enjoy a day outdoors, this is the place to visit.

Rawlings Conservatory, Baltimore, MD

As one of Baltimore’s most beautiful areas, Rawlings Conservatory is a must-see destination. Established in 1888, the conservatory features five distinct greenhouse rooms and a 1/2 acre garden filled with a kaleidoscope of colors that maintain their vibrancy all year round. Be sure to add this historical building to your list of Maryland hotspots.

Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore, MD

Head over to Baltimore for an urban haven of natural beauty. Cylburn Arboretum is a 200-acre paradise with hundreds of specimen trees, gorgeous gardens, wooded trails, and a historic mansion. Cylburn is the place to go if you are looking for a peaceful escape and something to discover.

Brighton Dam Azalea Garden (WSSC Water), Brookeville, MD

Brighton Dam Azalea Garden is the place to be! Home to a variety of wildlife, this garden is the perfect spot for outdoor fun or a scenic stroll. Plan for a stop at this lush haven, a Brookeville highlight!

Adkins Arboretum, Ridgely, MD

Adkins Arboretum is the only Mid-Atlantic coastal plain public garden that focuses solely on native plants. On their 600 acre grounds, visitors can experience native plants in their natural habitats, as well as ecological restoration projects and cultivated gardens. Adkins also plays an important role in protecting the Chesapeake Bay and other local waterways.

Mt. Washington Arboretum, Baltimore, MD

Located in Maryland's urban community of Mount Washington, the Mount Washington Preservation Trust (MWPT) was created in 1989 to maintain the extraordinary quality of the land. With lots of undeveloped land and various activities, Mt. Washington Arboretum is an excellent destination for all visitors.

Historic London Town & Gardens, Edgewater, MD

Head over to Edgewater for a historic outing. Historic London Town and Gardens is a 23-acre wonderland featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River. Stop and smell the long list of flowers and plants on display. Join the thousands of visitors who flock here every year to explore.

Annmarie Sculpture Garden & Arts Center, Solomons, MD

Here, you’ll find a 1/4 mile walking path, including over 30 works on loan from the Smithsonian Institution and the National Gallery of Art. Visit for a day of exploration and creativity with the family and witness man-made art intertwine with mother nature’s artistic vision.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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