What our community is saying…

Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce

“The holidays are filled with many magical moments, and sharing the evening with you at Homestead Gardens tops our list of favorite things!”

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Annapolis Area Christian School


“I wanted to say thank you so much for the wonderful donations.  The students did a great job at planting all the plants you provided.”

Annapolis Maritime Museum

Homestead Gardens partnered with Annapolis Maritime Museum for their 2016 Fourth of July parade float. The float won first place!


Dear Brian, On behalf of the Annapolis Maritime Museum and myself I want to express our overwhelming appreciation for the float you created for the 4th of July parade with the Annapolis Maritime Museum as the theme. We are so honored and grateful. The float was so above and beyond, simply outstanding. I want to acknowledge Heidi’s significant contributions, in particular for her creative vision and execution. I have personally always wanted to do a float for one of Annapolis’s parades but we have never had the resources and the talent to pull it off. Low and behold the best in the business steps forward and does it for us! Homestead is an outstanding corporate citizen and we appreciate all that you do for us and the community overall. With enormous thanks

Anne Arundel County Fair


Boy Scout Pack 858

“Thanks so much to you, Tom and everyone at Homestead for making our Earth Day/Arbor Day tree planting a success. The boys earned a special patch and Tom was extremely kind and patient with the boys on an unseasonably hot spring day. They learned all about tree planting and maintenance. We check on it often and the dogwood tree is beautiful and doing very well. On Behalf of Severna Park Elementary school and the Wolf Den of Cub Scouts of Pack 858 we sincerely thank you!”

Lighthouse Shelter

“Thank you again for the donation. Your gift helps us continue to provide shelter, food, clothing, case management and employment training services to help those in our community who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.”

Maryland Hall

“Thank you again for your generous donation and for your continuing support of Maryland Hall and our mission to deliver “art for all” in our community.”

Semper Fi Fund

“Dear Mr. Riddle, Thank you for your generous donation of $2,372.00 on May 17, 2017 in support of the Homestead Gardens 2017 Fundraiser. We are deeply grateful for your support in our mission to serve those who preserve our freedom.
Your donation represents so much: it’s the smile on the face of a service member with an adaptive vehicle who can now enjoy new independence; the healing touch of a caregiver who can now be at the bedside of a service member without having to worry about lost wages;… See the full letter here…

Shady Side Elementary


“Thanks so much to Homestead Gardens for the donation of 2 cubic yards of soil—half top soil/half LeafGro—to fill the Shady Side School Gardens raised beds #2 & #3!! Special thanks to Homestead’s Alison, who made it happen and Tom, who delivered the soil early Friday afternoon [**see pics]. Later in the day, School Garden volunteers and SoCoGrowers, Mario (the carpenter who made the raised beds from thick pine donated by Johnson Lumber), plus Sharon, Jim and Margaret—all SoCoGrowers—shoveled, dumped and spread ’til we had all beds filled. [**see Mario’s classic selfie!] There was enough mixed soil left over to fill a few more pots now awaiting herbs and other plants. We are most appreciative to “HG,” a.k.a. Homestead Gardens in Davidsonville. Now we’ll be planting our late summer/early fall garden goodies in our “new” raised beds. Raised bed #1 currently is hosting potatoes on one side and watermelon on the other. Here’s to having a great food garden going by the time school begins in late August. The butterfly gardens and the compost garden are similarly “under construction” but moving forward. And that’s the direction we want to keep going! Thank you so much everyone.”