MOUNT VERNON HOLLY TOUR
Visitors can tour lush homes, elaborate rowhouses and ornate historic buildings, all restored and redecorated, in Mount Vernon, during the self-guided walking tour, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. today. Tickets are $25. 443-524-2370 or hollytour.com.
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE
The annual holiday celebration includes tours of the decorated Ladew Manor House, live music, visits with Santa and a greens sale, including kissing balls, topiaries, boxwood trees, wreaths and more, at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Friday, Saturday and Dec. 10. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. each day. Admission $10; $8 seniors and students; $2 ages 12 and younger. 410-557-9570 or www.ladewgardens.com.
HOLIDAY TEA AT CYLBURN
Tour the holiday-decorated Cylburn Mansion, hear seasonal music and enjoy a food and dessert buffet with tea, 2:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 10. The mansion is at 4915 Greenspring Ave. $25. Reservations required. 410-367-2217 or cylburnassociation.org.
THROUGH DEC. 23
More than 200 works of functional and decorative pottery from 25 artists will be on display and for sale at Winterfest 2006, through Dec. 23 at Baltimore Clayworks, 5707 Smith Ave. Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays. 410-578-1919 or baltimoreclayworks.org.
THROUGH DEC. 24
The Potters Guild of Baltimore, 3600 Clipper Mill Road, will show and sell handcrafted holiday clay gifts, including bowls, platters, ornaments and sculptures, through Dec. 24. Hours are 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays and noon-5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. 410-235-4884 or pottersguild.org.
Send notices of garden and home decor events to harry.merritt@ baltsun.com.