Landscape Literacy

Day Trip Series – Historic London Town & Gardens

If you’re like us and are anticipating another cold winter, you’re probably out trying to appreciate the last couple weeks of summer while you still can. What better way to do so than strolling through Historic London Town & Gardens in Edgewater, Maryland?

August is peak season for Crape Myrtles, one of our favorite
summer-blooming plants.
Ornamental Gardens Their gorgeous range of colors can be viewed in the Ornamental Gardens among a beautiful display of roses and hydrangeas.  The Woodland Garden offers the perfect chance to wander in the shade of towering native trees or relax in one of the gazebos while enjoying a mix of wildflowers and shade-loving perennials.


You can’t forget to stop by the historic area, either! With the river and gardens as its backdrop, the circa 1760 William Brown House stands proudly, a true colonial era masterpiece. Active archeological digs and reconstructed buildings shed light on the “lost town” of London. The Colonial Kitchen Garden and the African-American Garden both offer insight to the era. Discover London Town history through guided tours or explore at your own leisure. With a mix of history, archaeology, and of course, beautiful gardens along the river, it’s the perfect place to celebrate the last few days of summer!

Check out their visitor’s page for information on hours, admission, and directions. 

We guarantee this will be a great finale to a wonderful summer!