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Mother's Garden

 
 
Mother's Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 20, 2008
1. Mother's Garden Marker
Inscription. Mother's Garden was part of the summer estate of H. R. Mayo Thom. The garden was built in the early 1900's by Reginald Giddings for Mr. Thom's wife, Helen Hopkins Thom. The garden was maintained by the Bishop family until the 1960's. In 1982, the abandoned garden was restored to its original beauty by volunteers and the Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks.
 
Location. 39° 6.616′ N, 76° 26.072′ W. Marker is in Pasadena, Maryland, in Anne Arundel County. Marker can be reached from John H. Downs Loop 0.1 miles east of Chesapeake Bay Drive when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is within Downs Park, to the right of the visitor center when facing it from the main parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Pasadena MD 21122, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hancock's Resolution (approx. 1.9 miles away); Captain John Smith (approx. 1.9 miles away); Observing the Enemy (approx. 1.9 miles away); Veterans of Foreign Wars (approx. 3.3 miles away); So We Will Not Forget (approx. 3.9 miles away); Fort Smallwood Park Flagpole
Mother's Garden Marker and Sign image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 20, 2008
2. Mother's Garden Marker and Sign
(approx. 4.5 miles away); The History of Ft Smallwood Park (approx. 4.5 miles away); a different marker also named The History of Ft Smallwood Park (approx. 4.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Pasadena.
 
Additional comments.
1. Mothers Garden - Downs Park Pasadena
I was wondering if anyone has any pictures of the original Mothers Garden. There is one picture on the AA County website, but I was hoping someone had some more. Downs Park is attempting to return the gardens to a more Victorian Style & I was hoping for some original pictures. Thanks!!

Editor's Note: Please add any historical images of Mothers Garden to this page. Thank you.
    — Submitted April 26, 2010, by Sheryl Bolner of Pasadena, Maryland.

 
Categories. 20th CenturyHorticulture & Forestry
 
Mother's Garden image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 20, 2008
3. Mother's Garden
Mother's Garden image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 21, 2008
4. Mother's Garden
Wishing Bench image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 20, 2008
5. Wishing Bench
This bench in the garden was built around 1915 by Reginald Giddings.
Aviary image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, July 21, 2008
6. Aviary
Adjacent to Mother's Garden is a small aviary for injured birds. This structure houses a red hawk and two owls.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,537 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   4. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   5. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.   6. submitted on , by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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