April 23, 2012
Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage The 2012 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage includes visits to more than 50 private homes, gardens, farms, churches and historic sites across five Maryland jurisdictions: Bolton Hill (Saturday, April 28); St. Mary's County (Saturday, May 5); Talbot County (Saturday, May 12); Howard County (Saturday, May 19); and Anne Arundel County (Sunday, May 20). Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 the day of the tour. Lunches are offered on the county tours for an additional charge.
April 26, 2009
A winding road narrows in St. Mary's County toward the tip of a peninsula. Here, a partially hidden entrance with a sign that reads "St. Marie's" heralds the home of Loretta "Tiny" and Francis Taylor. It is an enchanted, short ride up the driveway, which is bounded on both sides by verdant lawns, toward the main Georgian-style house. Against its white siding and three tall columns of its portico, myriad flowers and blossoming trees burst forth in colors both pale and bold. A brick walk leads to the home's front door, providing the first, brief glance of water before entering the interior foyer.
May 3, 2008
Some of the state's most spectacular gardens will be on display over the next three weekends as part of the 2008 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today, the public can visit 11 sites in Kent County, including Eastern Shore plantation homes and 19th-century townhouses in Chestertown. Tomorrow, the tour comes to Baltimore's Mount Vernon district from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and includes Washington Monument and Four Parks, the Knabe House, 4 East Madison Inn, Mount Vernon Place United Methodist Church, Asbury House, the Garrett-Jacobs Mansion and a restored 19th-century home on West Mount Vernon Place.
May 14, 2006
TODAY IKEBANA EXHIBIT Watch a demonstration of Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, at 1 p.m. and peruse the various styles of Ikebana, which will be on display by members of Ikebana International, 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. today at the U.S. National Arboretum, 3501 New York Ave. N.E., Washington. Free. 202-245-4523 or usna.usda.gov. SATURDAY HOUSE AND GARDEN PILGRIMAGE The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage wraps up Saturday with a walking tour of the Rockland Village area of Baltimore County.
May 8, 2005
THE STRUCTURES are as grand in appearance as they are rich in history. And the family names behind them resemble a roster of prominent old-line Harford County families: Hess. Voss. Keene. These striking residences - and the stories behind them and their occupants - will open Saturday to visitors with an appetite for architecture, history and the lifestyles of the well-to-do. Several sprawling homes, many with opulent gardens, in rural Harford and northern Baltimore counties make up the final leg of the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage 2005, a statewide event that began last month with a walking tour of historical sites in Chestertown in Kent County.
May 1, 2005
Friends of the Patapsco Female Institute Inc. will sponsor the Howard County portion of the 68th Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, with stops at elegant homes and picturesque streets, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. A picnic, accompanied by music from the Middle Ages, Renaissance and Colonial America, will be held in Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park. The cost is $10. Tickets for the tour are $25. Reservations are not required for the self-timed driving tour. Tickets, which can be purchased on the day of the tour, are needed to enter the homes and gardens.