Jefferson Patterson Park is home to a variety of gardens; ranging from the formal gardens of the Patterson's home, to the traditional Native American village garden. Over the years, park staff have also cultivated pollinator gardens, rain gardens and themed native plant gardens.

​With the new horticulture position, we have a staff person dedicated to the care and interpretation of the gardens. Join us as a volunteer for garden workdays, attend an educational workshop, or just come to stroll the grounds as we enhance the park with native plants, food plants, and pollinator-friendly spaces.


Featured Plant: Milkweed

A fun summertime activity is looking for monarch caterpillars on milkweed plants. These charismatic butterflies have become popular insect ambassadors, and depend on plants in the milkweed family for food during their caterpillar stage. Visit the gardens at the Indian Village to see if you can find some very hungry caterpillars chewing on the common milkweed, Asclepias incarnata, this summer.  ​


For more information contact Lindsay Hollister, lindsay.hollister@maryland.gov​ or 410-586-8510