Secret Garden Tour

Secret Garden Tour 
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Saturday, June 7, 2014

Sunday June 8, 2014

Noon to 5 pm each day


On the days of the tour, tickets will be $30 and available at 124 Charles Street, the starting location of the tour.

 On June 7th and 8th, homeowners in historic Annapolis will open their gardens to the public for the annual Secret Garden Tour to support the Hammond-Harwood House. The event takes place from noon to 5pm each day, rain or shine. 

Gardens on this year’s tour will be in the southeast side of the Annapolis Historic District, from Charles Street to Shipwright Street. All gardens featured are associated with private homes – not otherwise open to the public.  The gardens include the gardens of three grand pre-revolutionary historic houses.  The different and unique styles of the featured gardens will inspire those who have a passion for gardens.

Frequently Asked Questions

Will you mail me my tickets?

No, tickets will not be mailed.  To pick up your program (which serves as your ticket), go to the “will call” desk at the start of the tour.  It will be located at 124 Charles Street.

Where can I park?

 Parking is available on the street; in the Bladen Street Garage on St. John’s Street (free on weekends but further away); at the Hillman Garage (not free) at 150 Gorman Street off of Duke of Gloucester Street and MainStreet; and Gott’s Garage (not free) off of Calvert Street.   Hillman & Gott’s garages are closer to the event.

Is the ticket good for only Saturday or only Sunday?

 The program can be used on either Saturday or Sunday or both.  The program can also be used for free admission to Hammond-Harwood House on June 4 or 5.

What are the hours?

 The gardens are open from noon to 5 pm on both days.  Programs can be picked up at 124 Charles Street, starting at 11:45 on both days.

Is it a guided tour?

 No, the tour is self-guided.  See as many gardens as you like, in any order.  There will be volunteer docents in each garden to point out interesting features and answer any questions.

How long does it take?

To walk the entire tour without stopping to look at the gardens takes about 30 minutes.  How much time you spend in each garden is up to you.