The Formal Vegetable Garden includes a grape arbor. (Top Photo)
There are over 400 hybrid tea rose bushes in the museum gardens. (Bottom Photo)
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One of the many statues in the museum gardens.
Touring the gardens is something the entire family can enjoy! Ask at the garden entrance for the complimentary brochure that leads children on a seek-and-find game through the gardens titled "Can You Find This?"
The Glen Burnie Gardens are among the most beautiful public gardens
in Virginia. Garden spaces range from a formal Grand Allée to
a tiny Hidden Garden. The landscape also includes a garden of
Asian influences and a Water Garden, where a pond is filled with trout
and water cascades
down a natural embankment. Other outstanding features include
the Pink Pavilion and Fountain Courtyard, the Boxwood Parterre and Knot
and Vegetable, Perennial, Rose, and Herb Gardens. The historic
Wood and Glass Family Cemetery is also part of this landscape.
The six acres of gardens surrounding the historic house are open for self-guided tours from April through October.
- The gardens will be open from April 2 through October 31 in 2013. The house will remain closed until 2014 for a comprehensive preservation project.
Stories in the Soil garden audio tours are available to make your garden experience come alive! Delivered on an audio wand which is held to the ear, the Stories in the Soil tour tells the story of the Glen Burnie Gardens. Nineteen stops are included on the tour and each stop offers three one minute segments. They include an overview of the garden space, a segment for young children, and a quote from the late Curator of Gardens R. Lee Taylor (1924-2000) or another person from the gardens' history. The audio wands are available at the Museum Visitor Information Desk for free with museum admission. Plan to experience this tour when you visit the museum gardens.