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Originally called Stratford Green, Sherwood Gardens is a privately-owned community park located in the residential community of Guilford in Northern Baltimore City. The serene park is known for its annual tulip display which was started back in 1920 by local resident John W. Sherwood.
The Baltimore resident had a strong passion for the spring flower. Thus, he decided to import tens of thousands of bulbs to plant on his property which bordered the park. When Sherwood crafted the tulip beds, he used the method of Frederick Olmsted who was considered to be the father of American landscape architecture.
Today, thousands of visitors from around the globe come to enjoy the gardens, especially during spring and summer blooms. It is important to note that Sherwood Gardens operates solely on private funding and financial contributions. The nonprofit owner, Stratford Green, Inc., uses these donations to meet its goal to provide the community with a free, natural place for both education and recreation. Take note that there are no guided tours, pathways, or restrooms at Sherwood Gardens. Picnics are allowed, however, because there are no trash receptacles on park property, all garbage must be taken with you upon departure.
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