Annapolis Secret Garden Tour
Photo courtesy of Hammond-Harwood House
In Annapolis this weekend, the historic Hammond-Harwood House is sponsoring the 11th annual Secret Garden Tour.
This popular event will feature twelve to fourteen private gardens, seldom seen by the public, in the neighborhood along Spa Creek in the historic district of Annapolis. The featured gardens, each in a different style, will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
One of the gardens on the tour this year will be the historic John Ridout House garden at 120 Duke of Gloucester Street. This garden will be only open to Hammond-Harwood members on Saturday. (The cost is $40 to become a Hammond-Harwood House member and visit the Ridout Garden.)
Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on the day of the event and are good for Saturday, Sunday, or both days. The printed program for the tour serves as the ticket and it will be available at the will call table at the First Presbyterian Church, 165 & 171 Duke of Gloucester Street, the first stop on the tour.
Parking is available on the street, in the Bladen St. Garage on St. John’s St. (free on weekends but further away), at the Hillman Garage (not free) at 150 Gorman St. off of Duke of Gloucester St. and Gott’s Garage off of Calvert St. (not free). Hillman & Gott’s garages are closer to the event.