Nature provides many benefits from clean air to recreational opportunities, and offers breathtaking beauty and scenic vistas. Not only does nature heal the spirit, but it can heal the body as well. There are many local wild plants that can serve medicinal purpose.
On Saturday, April 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Healing Herbs, a program suitable for ages 13 and older, at the Willow Grove Nature Center. Reservations are required to attend the program, and walk-ins are not allowed.
Healing Herbs is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. To attend a program and/or become a member click here for the registration forms.
Join Helen Lowe Metzman, director of James Duke’s Green Farmacy Garden in Columbia, for a short hike. Discover the medicinal and edible wild plants found in the area, such as the native cherry tree and dandelions. and how they are used.
In case of inclement weather such as heavy rain contact the park office after 9am. Contact information for Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the end of this article.
What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road. The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.
There are many educational activities for children and families offered by Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts. Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.
Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open most weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.
According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, check out the reptiles and amphibians native to Maryland.
So check out Cromwell Valley Park on Saturday, April 6 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. for Healing Herbs. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below. Have a great day!
Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234