Approximately 80,000 tulip bulbs are planted annually along with other spring flowering bulbs. Dogwoods, flowering cherries, wisteria and magnolias bloom throughout the gardens. One will also enjoy the brightly colored azaleas and old English boxwoods which were particular favorites of Mr. Sherwood. Some of these plants date back as far as the 18th century, collected from gardens of Colonial estates in Southern Maryland.
Sherwood Gardens has always been at its best toward the end of April and beginning of May. Adding to the beauty and uniqueness of the present day gardens are the numerous varieties of rare trees which comprised another aspect of Mr. Sherwood’s particular interests. During the mid-summer months the beds of the gardens are planted with masses of annuals and perrenials thanks to the various summer flower planting and educational projects of Stratford Green.
More than six acres in size, Sherwood Gardens has no gates, fences or other barriers. Although a private park, the public is invited to stroll at leisure throughout the grounds. There is no admission charge and a reservation is not required except for large gatherings or organized events.