Homestead Gardens, Davidsonville

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  • HG is a very large, tremendously stocked full nursery for all of your garden, landscape, in-door and out-door needs. Offerings change seasonally to correspond with the season. Christmas displays are a...  more »
  • it is a bit pricy but....there is so much to see and no matter what your looking for in regards to your garden or patio, they probably have it, the staff is great too, very knowledgeable and friendly....  more »
  • Had a horrendous visit during their so-called "sale" for pottery. They advertised 75% off and there is a banner on the wall that states "Clearance." Asked an associate what was on sale and he VERIFIED...  more »
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  • My family loves coming here every Christmas. However, I always look for Christmas ornaments that weren’t made in China. Management, how about some more holiday decor that is made in the US? I’d be willing to pay a little more for an item made in the states...especially locally.
  • The wife and I always like walking around here. The prices are high but that is because it is all high quality items. This review is based on the 2017 Fall Festival. We were a little upset to find out the new policy for the event. In years past we really liked the atmosphere and enjoyed walking around. Now however they charge you 12 dollars a person just to go inside. Being the fact most the activities were for kids, there was no way we would pay 24 dollars just to walk around. It's been a tradition of ours to go here and be apart of the atmosphere, listen to the music, checked out the demonstrations, then go buy items inside. I can't justify paying 24 dollars, when everything is the exact same as the year prior, same musicians, same demonstrations. I can see how it would benefit some families if their child would want to do everything, but if they just wanted to take a hayride, that's 48 dollars for a family of four. I'm not sure why adults would be forced to pay for themselves so their kids could do activities. While you may say that other Fall Festivals in Maryland charge admission fees and that would be true. Take a look at those festivals. Homestead Gardens Festival is extremely small and underwhelming by comparison. For example in Frederick, there is a place called Summers Farm, they charge admission. They have 45 attractions and shows that happen all day. The price is 3-5 dollars more a person, then Homestead. Homestead's Festival thrives because it's the only one like it in the area. If you want start charging just to walk in the door, up the quality for the price Also most importantly, as I finished writing this I just realized if you were a low-income family that would like to bring your child just so they can participate in a game or two or maybe just to be there with other kids, you can forget it. 48 Dollars for some families might be okay but other's that could be unaffordable. That's a shame, a real shame.
  • One of my favorite nurseries for plants and gardening. Outstanding assortment of both native and unique trees, bushes, and plants. Great customer service with knowledgeable staff. Fair pricing with awesome savings for members and sales. Absolutely love the fall fest!!!
  • Everything you need for your gardening and landscaping. Beautiful plants, home furnishings and gifts.
  • I would like to start off by saying I absolutely still enjoy visiting Homestead Gardens multiple times a year, and I have spent quite a bit on home decor and gardening items here. The products are priced high but I can tell the quality of some of the products is very good, so I can understand why in some cases. But I must say the seasonal events that are put together here have lost their original luster, in particular, the Holiday Preview Parties. I look forward to going every year (and I've been going for the past 6 years as a holiday tradition with my husband). Now that I have a toddler, I'm especially excited to go to see the Christmas decor, lights, trees, and the model train display. I used to always leave the holiday preview party super inspired (and with bags of ornaments) and in awe of the creativity the staff had in putting together these displays. The ambiance was always so lovely and it felt like a Winter Wonderland! Unfortunately, for the past few years I noticed the displays have become quite boring and lacking a certain something. The ambiance has even become stale. They used to play holiday music throughout the place, had wine and food tastings inside the store, and every inch of that place was filled up with something festive. Now, the place just looks like a garden center with a few themed trees up. They had so much unused floor space and the only "refreshments" they had were in the back garden section next the train display - just a few cookies and some cider. Come on, where's the fun, Homestead?! You used to do it all up!! Now, it's just downright boring. As for the other events like Fall Festival, Crapemyrtle Festival, again, have gone downhill, as well. We started a new tradition of going to Councell Farms for their Fall Festival - it's only $5 per person there for a whole field of fun! I sure hope Homestead gets its appeal back. Not sure if there are any changes in management that have caused some of these rather noticeable changes in their events.

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