Every year since the kids were babies, we've welcomed Spring with a visit to the beautiful Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore, MD. The gardens are nestled among the stately old mansions in the Guilford section of Baltimore City and it's free to the public. Each year, nearly 80,000 tulip bulbs are in bloom as well as gorgeous azaleas and dogwood trees.
This year the tulips bloomed a little earlier than usual (thanks to the unseasonably warm weather we had in March), but the timing was perfect for a visit during our Spring break last week. Because of terrible seasonal allergies, my son opted to go visit his grandparents for the day instead of dealing with an afternoon amongst all the pollen. However, the girls and I packed a picnic lunch and had a really nice day admiring the many varieties of tulips and even climbing a few trees (the girls, of course, not me!)
If you're ever in the Baltimore area this time of year, definitely go check it out. There are many different varieties of tulips that are planted, so the blooms last for several weeks. Directions and more details can be found HERE.
Here's just a few of the many, many pictures I took during the couple hours we were there.
Hope you have the chance to welcome Spring in your area as well.