It’s finally springtime, and for many people, this means that it is the perfect time to start a new hobby or project. How about a garden? Right now is the best time of year to start gardening, and it’s easier than you think.

What Grows in Manchester?

To learn about the temperature and other weather conditions where you live, check out the USDA‘s interactive temperature map. This map shows that Manchester’s temperature zone is 6b and 7a, so the minimum temperature range in Manchester is about -5 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit. Here are some plants that can be grown in Manchesters’s climate:


  • Tomatoes
  • Squash
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Cucumbers


  • Bee balm
  • Coneflower
  • Daisy
  • Daylily
  • Coral bells
  • Hosta

Green hosta leaves with white edges.

Common Shrubs

  • Hydrangea
  • Rhododendron
  • Rose
  • Azalea
  • Butterfly bush

White hydrangea with green leaves.

Gardening Hubs and Events

There are many great gardening stores near Manchester, MD where you can pick up gardening supplies, tools, and more.

If you love gardening, you may want to check out the Carroll Garden Club, which has many affiliate gardening clubs and loads of valuable information to help you with gardening in Carroll County. Joining a garden club is a great way to expand your horizons and learn more about gardening!

Visit Maryland also has a list of Garden Shows and Events throughout Maryland, where you can go to be outside, see beautiful gardens, and enjoy nature.

Gardening has many benefits – it’s good exercise, you can make your neighborhood a more beautiful place, and get plenty of fresh air. There’s no better time to start a new garden or add some new plants to an old one. So grab some seeds, a shovel, and start gardening!