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Adkins Arboretum

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Address: 12610 Eveland Rd, Ridgely, MD 21660-1317
Phone Number:
+1 410-634-2847
12:00 - 16:00
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Tue - Sat 10:00 - 16:00

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Beautiful and a great experience

Wonderful trails and beautiful forested landscapes. While off the beaten path to find, Adkins Arboretum is special in part because of that location. Parking and access is easy... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Rick B
Denton, Maryland
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Denton, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful trails and beautiful forested landscapes. While off the beaten path to find, Adkins Arboretum is special in part because of that location. Parking and access is easy. The visitor center is outstanding and the staff is both knowledgable and friendly. The trails are well marked. Do not expect to find a typical arboretum. This one is more a natural... More 

Thank Rick B
Ridgely, Maryland
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30 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I walk our dogs here almost every week. We find it peaceful and enjoyable. Four miles of trails through beautiful woods and meadows. Always something new to see whether it's new plants in bloom or woodland creatures. You never know what you'll find. A great place for children as well. Many classes during the summer for all... More 

Thank quilt4cats
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Adkins is an absolute gem tucked away in Ridgely. What a fantastic place to have a cup of coffee and walk the beautiful grounds. This is also a great place for cyclists to explore, and they have a wonderful native plants nursery on the grounds as well.

Thank Ross B
Denton, Maryland
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16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 July 2016

I love going out to Adkins. Stroll the trails, visit the goats, learn about gardening from a perspective of native plants. BUT, my favorite thing is the breadth of programs! Gardening for sure, but the arts, making festive centerpieces, nature walk and soup lunches, dog waks . I've never been disappointed.

Thank CRVski
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311 reviews
138 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

A beautiful area along a country road. Plenty of parking and reasonable admission. The day we were there students were attending some type of camp. We listened to the instructor as she talked about the wetlands. Enter thru the lovely gift shop with lots of treasures. Make sure you take a map so you don't get lost. Walk thru a... More 

Thank AineFlorida
Frederick, Maryland
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

This place was an amazing find! for 5 bucks you get a beautiful hike while listening to a fascinating tape of the experiences of runaway slaves who passed through the area on their way to freedom. Excellent presentation!

Thank greenwab
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

I was born and raised on a farm, out in the country and now live in Washington, DC. Not so long ago, I was feeling sort of down and my head was getting pretty fuzzy about things and I had this overwhelming urge to get out in the woods and walk around. Only thing was, it needed to feel like... More 

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Savannah, Georgia, USA
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173 reviews
68 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

Wonderful natural area and arboretum in which we were almost alone on a beautiful summer day. The trails through both meadows and woods are well-maintained and flanked by well-interpreted trees, shrubs, and perennials. Sculpture, organic and creative, appears at random. Streams wander through the woodland providing a great place for children (and some adults) to cool their feet and for... More 

1 Thank REED E
Washington, DC
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101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2015

I have been a member of this wonderful small Arboretum for about a decade. The grounds are a great place to walk in the woods, alongside a small creek. There is a fine little gift shop and an awesome native plant nursery. The Arboretum also has great events – art shows, art competitions, self-guided local garden tours, children's events, and... More 

1 Thank advocateonwheels
Mitchellville, Maryland
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2015 via mobile

This is one of the unknown treasures of Maryland. The twice-yearly native plants sale is not to be missed. Nice book and gift shop. But the best part is the park itself -- walk in natural forest and grassland to see the native habitat of the Chesapeake region. If you want manicured, landscaped botanical garden, you may be disappointed. But... More 

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