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Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

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Annapolis, MD
+1 410-260-8189
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A Spot Well Hidden

I stumbled upon this place, and I was soooo glad that I did. It is an oasis away... read more

Reviewed May 3, 2017
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Lovely Hidden Spot

They used to offer a one week garden camp for elementary grade students but discontinued it due to... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2016
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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The garden contains plant species found throughout Maryland.
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  • Very good30%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
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Annapolis, MD
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Reviewed May 3, 2017

I stumbled upon this place, and I was soooo glad that I did. It is an oasis away from downtown Annapolis. Be advised that it is hard to find as it is situated next to the courthouse. It is small but beautiful. It is also...More

2  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed August 1, 2016

They used to offer a one week garden camp for elementary grade students but discontinued it due to budget cuts. Dept. of Natural Resources Staff is great!

Thank jackienews
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Tourists miss a special garden, which is easy to find, but hidden from sight. The Tawes Garden is on the grounds of the Dept. of Natural Resources building across the street from the Naval Academy Stadium. Many tourists park there to use the shuttle to...More

Thank Wil003S
Reviewed November 7, 2015

A little tricky to find, the garden is located across from the Naval Academy field on Taylor Avenue. Once you get inside, however, it is impossible to imagine this "sanctuary" is located so close to busy Roscoe Rowe Blvd. Meandering paths, surprises around each corner...More

1  Thank 68PatriciaY
Reviewed October 21, 2015

Nestled behind three hulking state office buildings along Rowe Boulevard is an amazing garden that features all of the temperate zones of Maryland, and their accompanying plants and trees. There's a paved walk way that winds around several small ponds filled with fish and Great...More

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed June 14, 2015

Extremely limited parking (got the last available space in early afternoon) next to Maryland State Government Bldg. and had to walk thru it to get to garden behind. Of course they had to check IDs etc., but Md has no voter ID check! I don't...More

Thank Martha S
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Well worth your time to visit this exquisite secret garden on Tayor Ave. across from the courthouse.

Thank Vaglassmoore
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Was not even aware of this little garden until I went there with an art class. Peaceful and lovely place.

Thank Edie D
Reviewed February 18, 2015

This hidden garden is located at the Tawes State Office Building and tells the story of the State of Maryland from the ocean to the mountains with its landscaped gardens, walking tours, hidden benches, mountain overlook of the pond and charming little beach area. Well...More

1  Thank dwr317
Reviewed October 1, 2014

The Tawes Garden may cover a relatively small area, and may not offer a reason for a special trip, but the place is a priceless gem. Someone demonstrated remarkable creative vision by adding a "garden" next to an office building. This garden includes varied native...More

Thank Rick B
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Response from Wil003S | Reviewed this property |
I've never visited with a group. Perhaps you can contact the garden directly.