Visit Sherwood Gardens~ A Baltimore Springtime Tradition

April 15, 2019

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Sherwood Gardens, famous for its annual display of approximately 80,000 tulips, was created in the 1920’s by John W. Sherwood whose home bordered the Park. Mr. Sherwood indulged his passion for tulips by importing tens of thousands each year for planting tulip beds on his property surrounding the Park. You have to see it to believe it.

Today Sherwood Gardens remains a wonderland of tulips in the spring and a summer long festival of annual flowers. Thousands of visitors from around the world come every year to enjoy the visual spectacle envisioned by The Olmsted Brothers and John Sherwood. It is worth noting that the ongoing displays are 100% privately funded. Stratford Green, Inc., the non-profit owner of Sherwood Gardens, depends entirely on contributions to fulfill its mission of providing a natural place for recreation for the community and related education. For more information, please visit