Guided Walks

First Saturday Guided Walks

First Saturday of the month, 10 a.m.

2019 dates: January 5, February 2, March 2, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, September 7, October 5, November 2, December 7

Explore the Arboretum’s diverse plant communities on a guided walk led by an Arboretum docent naturalist. Explore the bottomland forest and upland paths, meander through majestic beech trees, traverse the native meadows, and follow the narrow Tuckahoe Creekside path. Guided walks are free for members and free with admission for the general public. Tours begin at the Visitor’s Center and last approximately one hour.

To schedule a guided walk for more than 10 participants, contact Jenny Houghton, Assistant Director, at or 410-634-2847, ext. 23.

Special Guided Walk Programs

2019 Soup 'n Walks: Nature, Nurture, and Nutrition

Guided Walks

Special Soup 'n Walk programs may be scheduled for groups of 20 or more. Contact Jenny Houghton, Assistant Director, at 410-634-2847, ext. 23 or

Nature Sketchers

Led by fine artist and Maryland Master Naturalist Diane DuBois Mullaly, this monthly nature walk along the Arboretum trails allows stops for sketching in graphite, ink, or watercolor. Each walk will focus on what's in bloom, budding, or of interest along the paths. This program is free for members and free with $5 Arboretum admission for non-members (payable on the day of the program).

Nature Sketchers is offered the first Sunday of the month, May to December: May 5, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, October 6, November 3, and December 1.

Guided Tours for Groups

Guided tours for groups of 15 or more can be scheduled in advance. The Arboretum offers five miles of well-maintained paths through forests, meadows, and wetlands. Walks available include the bottomland forest along the Blockston Branch, the Tuckahoe Valley Trail, the Tuckahoe Creekside path, the South Meadow and Nancy's Meadow, the native plant nursery, and the landscaped native gardens surrounding the Visitor's Center. Tours are $8 per person and are led by a Master Naturalist.

For more information, contact Jenny Houghton, Assistant Director, at 410-634-2847, ext. 23 or