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Historic London Town and Gardens

839 Londontown Road

Historic London Town and Gardens is a twenty-three acre park featuring history, archaeology, and horticulture on the South River in Edgewater, Maryland. The park is owned by Anne Arundel County and managed by the London Town Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Created in 1993, the Foundation manages the site under a formal operating agreement with the Anne Arundel County government. The Foundation is responsible for developing and conducting interpretive, recreational, and educational programs that allow visitors to learn about our historical, archaeological, and horticultural offerings.



Friday, June 8, 2018
The US Botanic Gardens was wonderful. They have several different zones in the green houses, and open air parks outside. It's also free, so it's a great place to take kids. They even have a Kids Garden area. The center section has huge palm trees, and a catwalk you can walk on to get a birds eye view. It's really great. They have a Mediterranean climate Garden... With herbs and plants (like olive trees), that help shape the culture of the area. There is a Hawaiian zone, with incredibly dense foliage, and even a zone with medicinal plants, like cinnamon and foxglove. There are a surprising number of food-producing plans, like coconuts, olive trees, papaya, and bananas trees! They also had a scavenger hunt for kids... That my kids didn't see until after they were done for the day. The outdoor Rose garden wasn't in bloom... But it looks impressive already. The building doesn't have a place to eat, or buy food, but Bartholdi Park is right across the street, and has tables and chairs for a picnic. A wonderful trip, and I will totally be going back.

Oden Warman

Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Fabulous year round dog-friendly gardens to tour and preserved historic buildings and reconstructions. There is a great visitor center with a gift shop. It is within an easy drive of many restaurants and historic Annapolis. Small fee or membership. Beautiful water views.

Charles Zoltak

Saturday, April 21, 2018
Wonderful garden with winding trails. Not all native plants. Historic settlement house. Beautiful river vista but, of course, many large homes shouldering the opposing banks. Activities for children but check website prior to visit to see if children's activities are going on.

Michael Clark

Thursday, June 21, 2018
Very nice facility. It's right on the water. Excellent site for a small wedding. It has a covered pavilion in case of Inclement Weather.

da chipmonkey

Saturday, May 12, 2018
Came here for the "Shore Party" weekend and I must say that was one of the demos I've been to. I don't know where they find them but the people at the demos were fantastic.

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