The farm house and garden at Hard Bargain Farm. The land was owned by Alice Ferguson, a notable artist. It is now run by the Alice Ferguson Foundation.

Spring has Sprung: Historic Gardens of Maryland

By Preservation Maryland

As Spring arrives, let your mind— and feet—wander to warmer days spent experiencing all the Maryland’s historic sites have to offer—including wonderful, colorful gardens.


The Maryland Public Garden Consortium is a partnership of Maryland’s public gardens that advocates for the support and recognition of Maryland’s public gardens as significant community resources and seeks to broaden visitation to the gardens through promotional and educational opportunities. A mix of the most-well-known as well as some hidden gems are to be found in the fifteen participating gardens, like Virginia Gent Decker Arboretum at Washington College in Chestertown and the native Chesapeake Garden at Adkins Arboretum in Ridgley.


Founded 85 years ago as the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, the Pilgrimage is a premiere multi-county historic house and garden tour. True to their founding tenets, proceeds from the tour are granted to architecturally and historically significant properties for their preservation and restoration throughout the state. Don’t miss this great event that gives back to Maryland!

Saturdays in Spring 2016:

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