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Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden

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Address: Annapolis, MD
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+1 410-260-8189
09:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00

The garden contains plant species found throughout Maryland.

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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 from downtown Annapolis. Be advised that it is hard to find as it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 free, but visiting during the week may be hard to park.

Thank JohnBCowgill
Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 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
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 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 downtown Annapolis and don't know the Tawes Garden displays the plants, and even some animals... More 

Thank Wil003S
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 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 makes it a nice place to take lunch. If you are lucky, you might just... More 

Thank 68PatriciaY
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 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 Blue Heron. Parking is a problem. There is none. The best way to see the... More 

Thank Steve C
Woodbridge, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 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 really call it a garden when there appears to be little except a wooded area... More 

Thank Martha S
Annapolis, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

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

Thank Vaglassmoore
Annapolis, Maryland
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14 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2015

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

Thank Edie D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 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 worth a visit each season of the year and it changes with the seasons.

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Denton, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 October 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 plants, assorted flowers, wooded walkways, and thick vegetation. The design features areas dedicated in honor... More 

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