High Glen Gardens

Frederick, MD
Experts in the Garden, Open Days

High Glen Gardens is a young, sixty-four-acre private estate at the base of the Catoctin Mountains. There are approximately ten acres of impressive formal gardens arranged into garden rooms, including a large perennial border, a rose garden, annual beds, koi pond, greenhouse, Japanese garden, Mediterranean garden, and an English cottage garden. In addition, there are extensive perimeter plantings and open fields, as well as newly-restored natural areas that include a wetland and upland meadow. As part of a new master plan created in 2013, High Glen Gardens is currently developing many new gardens, including a grand allee of bur oaks, an earth sculpture of warm-season grasses, and a woodland reforestation project.

Experts in the Garden Experts in the Garden! Peter Couchman, Executive Director, and the staff of High Glen Gardens will offer free, hourly guided tours of the formal gardens as well as the natural areas under development, such as the wetland, woodland, and earth sculptures.

Directions: From Route 15 which runs through Frederick, take the Rosemont Avenue exit, heading about 2 miles west on Rosemont (away from downtown Frederick), passing Fort Detrick on the right. Rosemont becomes Yellow Springs Road immediately after Fort Detrick. At the intersection of Christopher's Crossing, turn left. We are the first driveway on the right (mailbox reads #6450) about 0.125 mile down. Once you turn into the driveway, proceed past the house toward the adjacent barn. Someone will be there to direct you to the parking area.

Open Days 2017: June 10
Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Admission to this garden is $7. Don't forget to buy discounted admission tickets in advance. They never expire and can be used at most Open Days to make garden visiting easier.

  • This is a new garden
  • This garden allows photography

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