Welcome Spring at Sherwood Gardens
Posted on March 27, 2018 by editor
When John Sherwood first opened Sherwood Gardens, he did so accidentally. Its first guests weren’t exactly “invited” visitors, they were just some of his neighbors who had noticed the splendor of his gardens and Georgian Revival-style house, and had wandered onto the grounds. Rather than shoo them away, Sherwood decided he wanted to share his beautiful space with even more people. He officially opened it to the public shortly thereafter.
This was back in May of 1930. Now nearly 90 years later, Sherwood Gardens carries on the legacy of one of its earliest owners (and its namesake). Each spring, its caretakers plant 80,000 tulip bulbs, which blossom in an explosion of bright hues alongside other beautiful flora. Sherwood himself loved the azaleas and Old English boxwoods, which still make an appearance at the garden each year. Flowering cherry trees, dogwoods, and magnolias are just a few of the other plants who reside at Sherwood Gardens.