The Gardens surrounding the Glen Burnie Historic House (at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley) were such a delightful surprise when I visited. I’m not sure what I expected, but I’m sure that I wasn’t expecting a Pleached Allée made from woven crab apple trees (‘pleach’ is a French word that means ‘to weave’). The Pleached Allée was spectacular during my visit, even in late April when it had already bloomed for the spring season. But to catch it on the two or three days when it was in full bloom – it must be spectacular (put it on your bucket list).
The Washingtonian magazine lists the Glen Burnie formal gardens as one of 61 ‘hidden gems’ in the area – and I couldn’t agree more.