Baltimore Sun

Mount Harmon Lotus Festival

The annual Lotus Blossom Festival will be held Saturday at historic Mount Harmon in Earleville, MD., from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mount Harmon is a former Tidewater plantation and now is a 200-acre nature preserve.

Visitors will be able to see the rare American Lotus in full bloom.The American Lotus (Nelumbo lutea), a relative of the water lily and the largest wildflower in the United States, is rare in Maryland and neighboring states but abundant at Mount Harmon.


There will also be local artists artisans and authors, a native plant sale, birding and nature walks, live music, food and beverages. There will also be tours of the manor house.

The festival is free for Friends of Mount Harmon and children under 5, $5 for all others.