Events Calendar

October 29, 2006

WEDNESDAY

TREE-CARE WORKSHOP

Learn about tree care with arborist Walt Kipp, 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. Wednesday at Adkins Arboretum, 12610 Eveland Road, Ridgely. Participants will learn to identify weather damage, disease and insect infestation in trees, as well as learn how to work around root systems and when it's best to prune. $10-$12. 410-634-2847 or adkinsarboretum.org.

VIRTUAL TOUR OF LADEW

Ladew Topiary Gardens' 30-year senior docent Martha Nichols will take visitors on a "Virtual Tour of the Ladew Home and Gardens" at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Weinberg House, 16 Old Court Road, Pikesville. Event is presented by the Pikesville Library Friends Cafe. Free. 410-602-2405 or 410-887-1234.

THROUGH NOV. 5

DECORATORS'

SHOW HOUSE

The National Symphony Orchestra Decorators' Show House will take place at Ayrlawn in Potomac. The hours are 10 a.m.-3 p.m. weekdays and noon-5 p.m. weekends. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Go to Kennedy-center.org / showhouse for parking information.

NOV. 5

FLORAL DESIGN WORKSHOP

The Horticultural Society of Maryland presents a workshop on arranging seasonal flowers from noon to 4 p.m. Nov. 5 at the Elm, 3100 Elm Ave., Hampden. Event also features lunch at 1 p.m. and an auction of the arrangements after the demonstration. Tickets $40. 410-821-5561 or mdhorticulture.org.

NOV. 14

FEATHER-TREE CLASS

Learn to make a tabletop feather tree, 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Carroll County Farm Museum, 500 S. Center St., Westminster. The trees resemble those used as the first artificial Christmas trees in Germany in the mid-1800s. Cost $35. 410-386-3880 to register.

THROUGH NOV. 26

CHRYSANTHEMUM DISPLAY

See a display of chrysanthemums, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily in the conservatories at Brookside Gardens, 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. Free. 301-962-1400 or brooksidegardens.org.

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

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