The Friends of
Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden
The Helen Avalynne Tawes Garden in Annapolis, MD forms the campus of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources. A 5-acre landscaped garden and arboretum, it is open to the public and provides tranquil green space within the city limits. For general DNR information about the Garden, please follow this link.
The Friends of Tawes Garden, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, works to help ensure the perpetuation of Tawes Garden as a valuable natural resource for the people of Maryland. We support ongoing maintenance and enhancement of the Garden as both a destination for visitors and an important sanctuary for local wildlife. We also sponsor a variety of programs for children and adults that take advantage of its unique character as the green heart of Annapolis. On this site you will find Garden photos, plant cameos, articles, and information on educational, travel, and other special opportunities. Come join us in the Garden!
We welcome all inquiries and comments and can be reached through out Contact form below.
The Tawes Garden is open and can be accessed following the directional signs to the right of the DNR Building front entrance Visitors are restricted to groups of less than 10 and must observe all physical distancing mandates.
580 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401