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Daffodils are popping up inside the Naval Academy gates, buds are appearing on the dogwood and cherry trees, and azaleas will soon be in bloom. If you've never toured the U.S. Naval Academy grounds in Annapolis, Maryland, there's no more beautiful time of year to do so.
While you're in Annapolis, you might want to visit some of the Historic Homes Outside the Naval Academy Gates and these magnificent public gardens in and near Annapolis:
- Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
580 Taylor Ave., Tawes State Office Building, Annapolis, MD
This award-winning five-acre garden represents geographic features from across the state, including everything from forested Western Maryland mountains to sandy Eastern Shore beaches. It was created by and is named for the wife of a former governor, and its located on the property of the state office building that houses Maryland's Department of Natural Resources.
- London Town House and Gardens
839, Londontown Road, Edgewater, MD 21037
Built in 1760, this one-time tavern and inn overlooks the South River. Now it is a museum sounded by eight acres of woodland gardens. The house itself is a National Historic Landmark and appears on the National Register of Historic Places.
- William Paca House and Garden
186 Prince George Street, Annapolis, MD 21108
William Paca, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and former Maryland Governor, built this Georgian mansion between 1763 and 1765. The two-acre pleasure garden features a Chinese trellis bridge, domed pavilion and fish-shaped pond. This site is in a National Historic District and on the National Register of Historic Places..
Hanging baskets, such as this one next to the Annapolis Harbour, decorate many streets in Annapolis during the late Spring and throughout the summer.
For more information about Public Gardens in Maryland, visit the Maryland Office of Tourism website.
For help with your own garden, the go-to place in Anne Arundel County is Homestead Gardens. Another favorite of mine is Behnke's in Beltsville in nearby Prince George's County and just a half hour of Crofton. Check out the Behnke's Blog.
Here's a complete list of all Anne Arundel County Nurseries, Licensed Plant Dealers and Plant Brokers for you.
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