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Tip toe through the tulips in Baltimore

It must be Spring!

Many of the tulips are out in full glorious colors in Bmore’s own Sherwood Gardens. It’s a six acre park of green located in north Baltimore, just south of Loyola College. It borders on Greenway, East Highfield, Stratford & Underwood.

The Guilford Association now owns the fabulous gardens. It claims about 60,000 tulips. The word tulip comes from the French “tulipe.”

Originally, the tulips were imported from the Netherlands, when the grounds were the property of John S. Sherwood. Now, the local association organizes the planting from U.S. sources.

After the tulips finish blooming, the Guilford Association will hold a day sale, when the tulips can be dug up and purchased. Plenty of notice is given the public to participate if they choose.

Young children particularly love the gardens. There is plenty of room for them to run around and play. Also, if you’re up for it, bring the family/friends to Sherwood and hold a picnic on the greens.

From time to time, fans of Sherwood, have labeled it: “Holland in Baltimore.”

It’s a title that Sherwood Gardens richly deserves.

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Bill Hughes

Bill Hughes is a native of Baltimore. He’s an attorney, author, professional actor and hobbyist photographer. His latest book is “Baltimore Iconoclast” and it can be found at: http://bookstore.iuniverse.com/Products/SKU-000076922/Baltimore-Iconoclast.aspx. Contact the author.
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