Blooming into a Baltimore SpringMarch 16, 2022
Sunday, March 20th at 11:33 A.M. EDT, the March equinox occurs, marking the beginning of the Spring season. This brings about a change in the length of day and night, elongating the daytime with earlier sunrises and later sunsets. The equinox also triggers many new beginnings in nature; birds migrating northward, flowers beginning to blossom, and higher temperatures are a few common signs we notice. As we say goodbye to Winter and hello to Spring, there are a variety of ways you can welcome in the new season in Baltimore, all not too far from your home at Liberty Harbor East.
For the Fitness Gurus
On Sunday, March 20th, you can celebrate the Spring Equinox by joining yoga instructor, Marissa Walch, at Whitehall Mill in Hampden. With a flow for all levels, you can bring your friends and family for a restorative practice that will bring in the new season. Joined by White Tea Company, a lovely Sage White Rose Tea will be available after completing the practice. Whitehall Mill also has brunch available before and after class, giving you the opportunity to mix and mingle with other yogis and enjoy a tasty meal at Whitehall Mill.
Originally serving as a former battleground from the War of 1812, Patterson Park has a long history of being used for and by the citizens of Baltimore. With the addition of many architectural elements and adaptations to the grounds, the park now serves as the city’s most extensively used large park. Athletic fields and ice rinks, along with its paved walkways, provide an escape from urban life. Enjoy a walk or run and get into nature, just in time for the warm weather and sunshine of Spring.
For the Nature Lover
Located in northern Baltimore, visit the breathtakingly beautiful Sherwood Gardens, home to six acres of astonishing flowers. Spring tulips are in bloom, giving you a range of colors to stare at in awe. The gardens are conveniently located near museums and attractions, as well as restaurants. Whether you decide to make a day trip out of the gardens, or simply add it to an itinerary, Sherwood Gardens is a must-see location this Spring.
With plants from all over the world, Rawlings Conservatory provides guests with an environment unlike any other. From tropical to desert plants, from China to Africa, travel the world in Baltimore by visiting the conservatory. The Spring Display will welcome the upcoming season with a beautiful bulb show, consisting of bright and colorful tulips, hyacinths, and daffodils. This garden is one of Baltimore’s most beautiful structures that will get you ready and excited for both warmer weather and nature’s revival.
For the Organic Cook
This Spring, rent a garden bed within the city to grow your own vegetables, herbs, and flowers! March is the perfect time to begin a garden and grow things in time for the Spring season. If you don’t have experience with gardening, that is okay! On-site garden managers and experienced gardeners are available and ready to help mentor you in the task of gardening. Not only are you growing flowers, but you can grow friendships with fellow gardeners and create friendships that will bloom all year round!
The fresh fruits and vegetables that come into season is one of the most exciting parts of Spring! At Fell’s Point Farmers Market, shop outdoors in the warm Spring weather and choose from a wide selection of offerings. With vendors selling everything from fresh veggies to bagels or guacamole, to personal items like soap, you will have fun scouring the various vendor tables to get everything you could need and more.
For a Unique Experience
Not all fun happens on land! The Baltimore Water Taxi gives you the opportunity to rent or purchase tickets to ride a boat around the Baltimore Harbor. From sunset or twilight cruises that give you views of the city as night covers the sky, to BYO cruises that allow you and your friends to bring your own beverages for the ride, the Water Taxi is an experience you will not forget.
Prepare yourself for the warm days ahead by taking part in one of these exciting activities happening in Baltimore! Whether you want to start gardening or prefer finally being able to get outside without shivering from the cold, there is always something for you to do this Spring!
We hope you feel a sense of renewal with the start of a new season and enjoy everything Baltimore has to offer. Share your favorite Spring photos with us on social media, @LibertyHarborEast.