Events Calendar

June 18, 2006

TODAY

LILY SHOW

See more than 100 floral exhibits with stems grown from bulbs and seeds, browse colorful new lily arrangements and ask questions about lilies to members of the Potomac Lily Society at the 45th annual Lily Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at Brookside Gardens Visitors Center, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400 or brooksidegardens.org.

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY

CONTAINER GARDENING

Take part in a workshop at 10:30 a.m. Friday or Saturday at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Ave., to learn how to "Plant a Patio Container." Pick an annual and create your own container garden at the class. All materials provided, but please bring gardening gloves. $20. Registration required. 410-367-2217 or cylburnassociation.org.

SATURDAY AND JUNE 25

HOSTA SHOW

See hostas on display, as well as hosta leaves in various creative flower arrangements at the "Capital Hostas" flower show, presented by the Potomac Hosta Club, 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 25 at the U.S. National Arboretum, Visitor Center Auditorium, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov.

JUNE 25

BUTCHERS HILL GARDEN TOUR

Embark on the seventh annual Butchers Hill Garden Tour from noon to 5 p.m. June 25 and take a gander at 12 urban gardens. Also, be sure to catch a good look at the artist exhibits along the way. The tour begins at the White House, 27 S. Patterson Park Ave., in Patterson Park. Tickets $10 at the door or $8 in advance. Rain or shine. butchershill.org.

JUNE 28 THROUGH FEB. 4

QING-DYNASTY TEXTILE

See a Chinese embroidered 10-foot-by-7-foot silk wall hanging from the Qing dynasty that has never before been on display, June 28 through Feb. 4 at the Baltimore Museum of Art, 10 Art Museum Drive. It is part of the exhibit In Praise of the Prince of Fenyang: Decoding a Chinese Embroidery, which also features an in-depth look at the technical aspects of the piece. $6-$10; free for ages 18 and younger. 443-573-1700 or artbma.org for hours.

THROUGH

AUG. 19

CERAMICS EXHIBIT

The exhibit Lyrics & Excerpts, featuring ceramic sculptures by local artists Michael Anthony and David Milburn, is on view through Aug. 19 at Meredith Gallery, 805 N. Charles St. 800-753-3575 or meredith gallery.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 2

GROUP SHOWING

Visit the Steven Scott Gallery, 9169 Reisters-town Road, Owings Mills, and catch the gallery's 18th annual summer group exhibition As Far as the Eye Can See, through Sept. 2. Hours: noon to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. 410-902-9300 or stevenscottgallery.com.

THROUGH SEPT. 17

'WINGS OF FANCY'

The live butterfly exhibit Wings of Fancy runs through Sept. 17 at Brookside Gardens South Conservatory, 1500 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Visitors can observe butterflies of numerous species flying freely throughout the garden and learn about the butterfly life cycle. Hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. $3.50-$4.50. 301-962-1453 or brooksidegardens.org.

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

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