Home & Garden Events Calendar

June 04, 2006

TODAY

BAMBOO FESTIVAL

Visitors to the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Druid Hill Park, can learn about the modern and ancient uses of bamboo, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today. There will also be a live plant auction presented by the Northeastern Chapter of the American Bamboo Society, as well as displays on the uses of bamboo, including furniture, umbrellas and household items. Free with zoo admission: $10-$15 (free for ages younger than 2). 410-366-LION.

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. through today at the arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov.

TOMORROW

MARYLAND FURNITURE

Learn the techniques used to authenticate 18th- and early 19th-century Maryland backcountry furniture with appraiser and historian Bob Harrison at a "Learning Lunch" program from noon to 1 p.m. tomorrow at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. Emphasis will be on styles from Carroll, Frederick and Washington counties. Guests may bring lunch; beverages and light snacks provided. Cost $2. 410-386-3880.

FRIDAY THROUGH AUG. 6

FURNITURE EXHIBIT

Browse the exhibit Baltimore Painted Furniture, Revisited: The Art of David Wiesand, featuring benches, chairs, tables and bookcases inspired by early 19th-century Baltimore designs, Friday through Aug. 6 at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, City Park, Hagerstown. Opening reception to meet the artist 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. June 11.

Free. 301-739-5727 or wcmfa.org for hours.

SATURDAY

HERB FAIR

An array of herbs and herb products will be for sale at the fair, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Brookside Gardens, outside of the Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400 or visit brook sidegardens.org.

SATURDAY AND JUNE 11

BASKET-MAKING

Attend a free two-day basket-making demonstration with folk artist Laurie Gundersen, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and June 11 at the United States Botanic Garden, 100 Maryland Ave. S.W., Washington. Learn how to create utilitarian baskets from tree bark, and see an informational display and samples of materials. Free. 202-225-8333.

FLOWER-ARRANGING SHOW

Visit the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington, noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11, and see the annual Sogetsu Ikebana Flower Arranging Show. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov.

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. 410-222-1777 for hours.

THROUGH JUNE 30

WOODWORK EXHIBIT

The wood-turning exhibit Oh My Woodness will be on view through June 30 at ARTFX, 45 West St., Annapolis. On display will be wood items from the functional to the non-functional, including pens, boxes, lidded wood pieces and hollow wood pieces. Opening reception 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. 410-990-4540 or artfxgallery.org for hours.

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

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