April 18, 2011

Drive By Tulips

There’s an amazing garden in Baltimore that is spectacular at this time of year. Sherwood Gardens is abloom with thousands of tulips, and today on my way home from work, I took a spin around the block where the gardens are located. guilford 002 It was a joy to see so many people walking through the gardens, pushing children in carriages, or walking dogs.  guilford 003 Each year, more than 80,000 bulbs are planted, and at the end of the growing season, residents are invited to come dig up the bulbs. guilford 004Sherwood Gardens is unique in that it has no walls or fences, and charges no admission. guilford 006 It’s free to anyone who wants to stroll though, sit on the benches or have a picnic or a cocktail on the lawn. guilford 005 It’s what’s good about Baltimore.


  1. I have a cottage in an area of former estates. I am adjacent to a botanic garden and across the street from a house & and garden now open as a museum. Tulips do not winter over in this climate, so big displays are unusual. This year both of my neighbors each planted over 100,000 tulip bulbs which followed eight weeks of a succession of hundreds of thousands of daffodils. Azaleas are also blooming and the hydrangeas will come next.

  2. How wonderful. They are beautiful, and the giveaway idea is great too.

  3. I guess your first comment answered my question!
    Tulips have to refrigerated In California to bloom.....but Delaware? It doesn't get cold enough?

    and volunteers plant and replant these gorgeous tulips every year?

    Astonishing.....and extraordinary!


  4. What lovely pictures of Sherwood Gardens. I remember visiting every year when we lived in Baltimore (Lutherville). Love reading your blog - brings back good memories of places we visited and shopped when we lived there 1981-1993.

  5. One of the many things that are good about Baltimore!!!


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