In-Depth Garden Tours, Led by Our Horticulturalist
Nestled between the shore and 26 acres of gardens, orchards, wildflowers and grasses, Inn at Perry Cabin is surrounded by the natural splendor of the Eastern Shore. Want to experience it in an up-close and personal way? Then join our full-time horticulturalist for an in-depth tour.
The Inn at Perry Cabin would like you to meet Tracy Franks, our talented Landscape Architect and Horticulturist. A native of nearby Easton, Tracy brings over 30 years of experience in horticulture and landscape design.
Her projects have been as diverse as designing the gardens for Senator John Glenn’s residence to townhome developments in Northern Virginia, streetscapes in Montgomery County, Maryland and elegant residential designs in Boston, Baltimore, and Washington DC.
Tracy leads a dedicated team both year-round and seasonally, that work tirelessly every day to nurture the endless amounts of annuals, perennials, and deciduous trees and shrubs that flourish throughout the property. The grounds require a planting of 1500-2000 annuals, perennials and shrubs yearly to produce our beautiful and bountiful pallet.
During your stay, there is a very good chance you will see her tending to her Eastern Shore utopia. If you do, feel free to walk up and ask her “What’s Blooming?” She would be delighted to share!
Take a Tour of the Gardens
Each Saturday morning at 10 am, our horticulturalist leads tours around the property, sharing the history of the Inn and its gardens while pointing out unique flora and offering tips you can take back and use in your own garden.
If you can’t make the Saturday tour, private tours are also available. Just call Guest Services to reserve your spot.
Our gardens are a constantly changing tapestry of seasonal scents and colors, so even if you’re a frequent guest at Inn at Perry Cabin, you’re unlikely to experience the gardens the same way twice.
We’ll show you our greenhouse imported from England where we start our seedlings, help you understand what makes a Slovenian beehive better for bees and beekeepers and introduce you our clipping garden where we grow verbena, lemongrass, mint and rosemary, plus dozens of other aromatics and herbs that we use in our kitchens and spa.
You might even get a look at our newly planted orchard, which will soon be producing apples, peaches, plums, pears and cherries.
Guests are consistently impressed with our garden tours, which not only gives you an opportunity to see the entirety of our property, but also to truly appreciate the beauty that’s around you. If you’d like to schedule a tour, please call Guest Services desk at (443) 258-2228.