People sometimes call Maryland “America in miniature” because it’s pretty much got all landscapes (mountain, city, farmland, ocean) covered. But where, exactly, should you go for that transcendent mountaintop view, rushing waterfall backdrop, or the other most Instagrammable spots in the state? Here are 16 stunning suggestions.
Iris Garden at Ladew
There's plenty to marvel at within the 22 acres of the Ladew Topiary Garden, which was established by 1930s hard-partying huntsman Harvey S. Ladew. The grounds contain 15 garden spaces, as well as countless detailed topiaries (one depicting an entire fox hunt scene). But the biggest stunner might be the serene space of the Iris Garden, with 770 plants of iris varieties from around the world, a koi pond filled with vibrant fish and delicate lilies, and a giant recreation of a Chinese sailing ship.