Cherry Blossoms are fast approaching and starting to bloom all over Howard County. For the entire month, Throughout the month people of all ages can enjoy the Cherry Blossom trees planted all over Howard County. Here are some of the best spots to view and celebrate the Cherry Blossoms in Howard County, as we welcome in the Spring season.
Founder’s Grove has the 20 original Cherry Blossom trees planted at Centennial Park. In Historic Ellicott City, you can walk around the Welcome Center, the newly restored Thomas Isaac Log Cabin and other areas in Old Ellicott City to see where Cherry Blossoms will be blooming. Take a trip to Lake Kittamaqundi, Symphony Woods, or The Mall in Columbia to see trees that bloom around the beginning of spring. Out of town looking to avoid DC crowds? Spend a night or two at the Turf Valley Hotel & Spa, which has over 50 Blossoms of Hopes trees on the grounds, as well as all the amenities(and then some) found at hotels in The Capital. Clark’s Elioak Farm will have Cherry Blossom trees while you visit the Enchanted Forest and petting zoo. You will find trees all around Historic Savage Mill, by the Bollman Truss Bridge and at Terrapin Adventures where you can go shopping, zip-lining and walking.
Blossoms of Hope is excited to announce a new outdoor, family friendly even: The first ever Cherry Blossom Scavenger Hunt. Starting April 5, 2021 through May 5, 2021, adventurists will be able to Explore the Blossoms of Hope tree groves like never before. Each grove has a unique beauty for all to Discover. An added twist? Solve the clues and Hunt for the hidden treasures in each of the 15 groves.
How does it work?
A map, the clues, and some hunting tools will be provided. You pack some snacks, drinks, sunscreen and masks and get ready to explore some of our groves throughout Howard County.
Where will you get the supplies necessary for the hunt?
Blossoms of Hope will be hosting a contact-free pick-up at Meadowbrook Complex on 2 dates:
- March 26, 2021 from 2:00 - 6:00 pm
- March 27, 2021 from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm.
Are there any prizes?
All participants will be entered for a chance to win prizes. Prizes include Visits with Santa, a virtual card, a tree to sponsor in one of our groves, and a tree to plant where ever you choose. Participants who send in their hunt cards will be entered to win one of many door prizes, including restaurant gift cards, family venue gift cards and much more!
How much does it cost?
Just $25 per family.
Ready to make plans? Turn your cherry tree adventure into a getaway! Find your perfect home away from home at a local hotel or B&B here.
How to sponsor a tree:
One of the organizations is Blossoms of Hope, which has a Howard County Cherry Tree Project. Guests can purchase a tree, including an individual Kwanzan Cherry or Native Dogwood trees throughout the year. Also, sponsorships are available for the trees already planted, starting at $155 each, which comes with a personalized plaque. Those who sponsor will receive a certificate for framing recognizing their contribution to Blossoms of Hope.