Events Calendar

May 14, 2006

TODAY

IKEBANA EXHIBIT

Watch a demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, at 1 p.m. and peruse the various styles of Ikebana, which will be on display by members of Ikebana International, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov.

SATURDAY

HOUSE AND GARDEN PILGRIMAGE

The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage wraps up Saturday with a walking tour of the Rockland Village area of Baltimore County. Rockland, which marks its 300th anniversary this year, is the oldest inhabited mill village in the country. The tour, running from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., includes visits to the Rockland Tavern, Stone Row homes and Turkey Cock Hall, which was built in the early 1700s. Tickets are $25. 410-821-6933 or mhgp.org for parking information and details.

SATURDAY AND MAY 21

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW

See more than 150 species of cacti and succulents, many for sale, at the show, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 21 at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or visit brooksidegardens.org.

THROUGH MAY 28

SPRING SHOW

The Potters Guild of Baltimore, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, will show seasonally inspired pottery works and sculptures through May 28. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 410-235-4884.

THROUGH JUNE 4

OUTDOOR FURNITURE EXHIBIT

See a display of decorative outdoor furnishings by Baltimore native John Danzer's company, Munder-Skiles, through June 4 at Ladew Topiary Gardens, Barn Gallery, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. Also in the gallery will be Siebert & Rice pottery. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. Gallery admission is included with garden admission: $10; $8 seniors and students; $2 children. 410-557-9466 or www.ladewgardens.com.

THROUGH JUNE 18

GARDEN ART EXHIBIT

Master Gardeners of Maryland and the Maryland Federation of Art jointly sponsor the exhibit The Art of the Garden, an invitational show of works by seven MFA artists, at the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, through June 18. The works -- all in diverse media -- share the "nature / garden" theme. An opening reception will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. May 21. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 410-222-1777 or friendsofquietwaterspark.org.

THROUGH OCT. 22

WILLIAM FARIS EXHIBIT

The Maryland Historical Society, 201 W. Monument St., presents the exhibit A Gardener's Tale: The 18th-Century World of Annapolis Silversmith William Faris, through Oct. 22. The exhibit, based on the book The Diary of William Faris: The Daily Life of an Annapolis Silversmith, features silver pieces produced in silversmith Faris' shop, 18th-century American silversmith shop drawings, Faris' diary and account books, period botanicals like those cultivated by Faris and various other artifacts. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. Admission $8; $6 seniors and ages 13-17; $4 ages 3-12. 410-685-3750 or www.mdhs.org.

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Send notices of garden and home decor events to harry.merritt@baltsun.com.

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