Events Calendar

May 21, 2006

TODAY

CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW

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

TULIP DIG

Bring tools and a bag, and dig up tulip bulbs from Cylburn Arboretum's gardens, 4915 Greenspring Ave., 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. today. $1 for 8 bulbs. 410-367-2217 or cylburnassociation.org.

OLMSTED WALKING TOUR

Take a walk through Clifton Park and learn about the monuments and buildings in the Olmsted-designed park with tour leaders Jea Chapman and Eric Holcomb, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. today. Walkers should enter at St. Lo Drive and meet at the front steps of Clifton Mansion at 12:45 p.m. Tour is sponsored by Friends of Maryland's Olmsted Parks and Landscapes Inc. Rain or shine. $15. 410-256-2180.

THURSDAY

MEMORIAL DAY FLOWERS

A program on creating a colorful hand-tied bouquet of flowers for Memorial Day will take place 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. $40. 301-962-1400 or brookside gardens.org to register.

FRIDAY THROUGH JUNE 4

AZALEA BONSAI EXHIBIT

The annual Satsuki Azalea Bonsai Exhibit at the U.S. National Arboretum features the miniature, late-blooming azaleas, which are covered in full-sized flowers. Viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday through June 4 at the arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov.

THROUGH MAY 30

PAINTING EXHIBIT

See a display of recent paintings by watercolorist Nicholas Simmons at Gallery RoCa-Fine Arts and Accessories LLC, 220 N. Washington St., Havre de Grace, through May 30. Hours are 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays and Tuesdays, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays. 410-939-6182 or galleryroca.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 nature- and garden-themed works by seven MFA artists, at the Galleries at Quiet Waters Park, 600 Quiet Waters Park Road, Annapolis, through June 18. Opening reception will be 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. today. Call 410-222-1777 for hours.

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

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