2018 Secret Garden Tour



Saturday, June 2 and Sunday, June 3


Noon to 5:00pm 


• $30 per person in advance 

• $35  day of the event 

• 10% discount for group tour of 10 or more purchased in advance.


SGT 2018

 Half off membership levels available ONLY with the purchase of a ticket

Day of Ticket Pick-Up and Sales at SGT Headquarters:

137 Charles Street, Annapolis, MD 21401




The Hammond-Harwood House 2018 Secret Garden Tour (SGT), continues an Annapolis tradition and a treasured annual event. It will take guests through one of Annapolis’ most historic areas: Charles, Cathedral, Conduit and Franklin Streets and Acton Landing (the old Anne Arundel Medical Center), all just a minute’s walk from some of the state’s most historic areas, State and Church Circles and City Dock.

Guests to the SGT will enjoy going beyond the gates of beautiful and lovingly tended private gardens not normally seen from the sidewalk, each displaying the tastes and lifestyle of the homeowners. Tour goers will enjoy the beauty, quiet and tranquility of the gardens they visit as well as discover ideas suitable for their own plantings and outdoor living areas.

The 2018 tour will include a members’ only garden that only members of the Hammond-Harwood House (HHH) will be able to enter and view!

 Half – off membership levels available ONLY with the purchase of a ticket

This special event is made possible by the owners who graciously open their outdoor areas for this annual fundraiser.



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Become a Tour Supporter

The Secret Garden Tour is an important fundraiser for Hammond-Harwood House.

All proceeds go toward preservation projects and fun, interesting programs that bring history to life. You can help make this year’s Secret Garden Tour a success by becoming a Supporter, Benefactor, or Champion.

Your name will be listed in the tour booklet.

Giving levels:

$50-$99 – Supporter
$100 – $199 – Benefactor
$200 and more – Champion

Click here to become a Supporter, Benefactor, or Champion.


Events & demonstrations featured in the gardens of the Secret Garden Tour:

Élan Ensemble

The Élan Ensemble performs music from the 17th–19th centuries, bringing modern audiences into the spirit of the musical and social world of past eras.

Beekeeping & Pollinator Corner

Members of the Anne Arundel County Master Gardeners Beekeeping Project will have a table with information about beekeeping, honeybees, and other pollinators. They will provide information on the life and decline of honeybees and how we can create safe and welcoming habitats for all pollinators by planting native plants and practicing sustainable gardening techniques. An “observation hive” with Plexi-glass windows will provide visitors a close up view of the inner workings of an active beehive with brood and attendant bees — without fear of being stung.

Professional artists from Paint Annapolis. 

The Secret Garden Tour is proud to host artists from Paint Annapolis in our beautiful gardens. This
premier event is a five-day juried plein air painting competition, June 3 – 10, drawing artists from around the world. It joins artists and patrons of the arts together to share in the vibrancy of outdoor painting and explores, in paint, the special colonial architecture, marine atmosphere, and overall energy of Maryland’s capital city.


Debra Howard (Maryland)
Maria Marino (Maryland)
Ken Karlic (Maryland)
Marilyn Rose (New Jersey)
Georganna Lessen (Pennsylvania)
William (Bill) Rogers (Nova Scotia)


A little housekeeping information:

Annapolis has 4 large parking garages in the city.  To learn their location and to even reserve a parking spot, go to www.annapolisparking.com.  There is also a shuttle that goes between the garages and downtown.  On street parking in the business district is by meter. Parking in the residential districts is free but both metered and residential parking are restricted to 2 hours.  All are sign posted.  Garage parking is always the best choice for a worry free stay.


A special thank you to the homeowners who open their gates to ticket holders for this event, and to the volunteer docents and sponsors who make it possible.

The event is held rain or shine.

Tickets can be used on either day, or both days.  

Tour starts at: 137 Charles Street, Annapolis, MD 21401

Proceeds benefit the Hammond-Harwood House.


Would you like to Volunteer?

Volunteers are stationed in each garden to answer questions and describe interesting features.

If you like to become a Secret Garden Volunteer and to receive a free admission to the gardens please call 410-263-4683 extension 10 or



You will be sent information about what garden you will be assigned to in late May.  For questions or more information call 410-263-4683 ext 10



 2018 Sponsors:

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