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By Randi Kest and Randi Kest,Contributing Writer | February 7, 1999
By late next month, the air will finally begin to fill with the sweet scents of spring. As the breeze slowly warms, crocus, tulips and daffodils will sprout from softened ground, and red maples, dogwoods and forsythia will start to bud. Grass will begin its slow transformation to green. The birds that wintered quietly in their nests or traveled farther south will gradually reappear, first the fox sparrows, then the robins and eventually the bluebirds. They bring with them their bright colors splashed on a still-gray background and their light-hearted songs.
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Jacques Kelly | June 6, 2014
If you want to learn the history and habits of a Baltimore neighborhood, just spend part of a weekend on a community walking tour. Residents open their homes and gardens for a peek at what is normally locked and bolted. I am often startled by the sophistication and variety of what people cultivate in tight garden spaces. I also like the relativity I encounter here. These are personality gardens designed by people who tailor spaces for comfort and privacy. They understand the demands a Baltimore summer makes on city living and come up with some amazing responses.
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FEATURES
January 14, 1996
Nearly 2,000 amateur and professional gardeners are expected to participate in the Spring Continuing Education Program at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, Pa.The program runs from Jan. 22 to July 19, offering the public a variety of courses, evening lectures, garden tours and workshops in the magnificent horticultural environment of the former estate of Pierre S. du Pont.A detailed brochure is available by calling (610) 388-1000, Ext. 516.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home. In the usual course of life's events, most people go to school. Very few people, however, buy a schoolhouse and call it home. "It's old and unusual, but wears its age so well," said Heather Wirth, who along with her husband, Steve Bogucki, purchased the circa-1888, two-room schoolhouse in Parkton on St. Patrick's Day 1990. "It's fun living in a building with a past that's had so many other uses - first as a school, then as a duplex, then as an antiques shop [and]
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | October 12, 1995
Tops in topiaryTake a stroll among the famous topiary hedges and find a fall festival in progress at Ladew Topiary Gardens in Monkton Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.Vendors will be selling art, pots, crafts, wine and a variety of seasonal items on the lawn while the Jody and Susie West Band entertain with country bluegrass. The manor house and gardens will be open with tours offered every hour on the hour. Garden tours are self-guided. Hungry folk will find light fare for sale in the Ladew cafe.
NEWS
April 25, 2007
Plant sale -- Barbara Jett, Deborah Stevens, Carol Pimental and Cecil Boyd prepare for Historic London Town and Gardens' annual plant sale. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater. The free event will include garden tours and children's activities. A members-only preview party will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; admission is $15 (visitors can apply for membership at the door). 410-222-1919.
TRAVEL
April 26, 2009
Where:: Throughout Cape May, N.J. When:: Through May 3. What:: The 10-day festival features Victorian house tours, garden tours, ghost tours, crafts and antiques shows, food and wine and more. The private home tours take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with $15 admission for adults and $10 for children. The Ghost and Goodies Tour, Saturday at 9 p.m., includes a stop at the famous Mad Batter Restaurant for dessert. Admission is $22 for adults and $17.50 for children. What's nearby:: Cape May Wine Weekend, beginning Friday, is part of the Spring Festival and includes wine classes, tastings and winery tours.
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By Lori Sears | September 10, 1998
Reister's Towne FestivalEnjoy a weekend of down-home family fun at this year's Reister's Towne Festival. See live entertainment from the Daryl Davis Band, Bob Plunkert, Razin Kane, the Mood Swings, the Kindersingers and many others. Catch rising country music star Rhett Akins ("That Ain't My Truck" and "I Brake for Brunettes") as he performs 5 p.m.-6:30 p.m. Sunday.Also browse arts and crafts and food vendors from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Watch a parade of floats, marching bands, antique cars and fire engines move from Franklin High School, 12000 Reisterstown Road, to Franklin Middle School, 10 Cockeys Mill Road, 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
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By Lori Sears and John Coffren | September 11, 1997
Defender's DayGo back in time and meet one of American history's most notable couples, as Mr. and Mrs. Francis Scott Key come to life at the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House Saturday. Living-history actors Alan Gephardt and Sonia Socha portray the couple. Hear Mr. Key's recollections of the bombs bursting in air as he recounts tales of the bombardment of Baltimore in 1814. And listen in as Mrs. Key describes her hectic life -- married to the famous Georgetown lawyer and raising 11 children.
FEATURES
By Elizabeth Large | March 24, 1996
I usually feature new home-related businesses in this column, but it doesn't hurt every once in a while to point out one that's almost a historic landmark. The American Shade Co. (815 N. Howard St., [401] 728-5891) certainly qualifies; it's been in business since 1916 making custom blinds and shades."We get most of our work by word of mouth," says company vice president Dick Tillman. All blinds and shades are made on the premises in the latest colors and materials. The craftsmanship may be old-fashioned, but the styles aren't.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | April 10, 2013
For 32 years after noted artist Grace Turnbull died in 1976, the house that she built in Guilford in 1928 sat empty, except for a few erstwhile renters - and some squirrels in the roof. Then, in 2008, manufacturing executive Douglas Hamilton III and his wife, Angela, a procurement manager, bought the six-bedroom, five-bath Spanish Colonial with Bermuda influences, in the 200 block of Chancery Road. But the Hamiltons didn't move in until December 2011, because the house, though uniquely artistic, was antiquated, poorly laid out and in ill repair.
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By Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | July 10, 2012
The second annual Charm City Farm & Garden tour is scheduled for July 28. The tour will take participants, by bus or by bike, to community-managed green spaces. Both tours will end at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum for a party open to tour guests and urban gardeners featuring local music, food, lawn games and more. Awards will be presented to exceptional gardens and farms throughout Baltimore. Also, a produce-judging contest will present awards for remarkable fruits, vegetables and flowers.
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Jacques Kelly | June 8, 2012
Each spring my enthusiasm for Baltimore neighborhood house and garden tours outpaces my ability to walk them all. I recently visited Reservoir Hill and Charles Village, but missed Dickeyville and Butcher's Hill. Maybe next year. Tours that emphasize spring gardens invariably involve a turn through a city back alley. I learned to love these much-maligned city thoroughfares as a child, when my mother, never an enthusiastic auto driver, used sturdy steel and wicker baby carriages to navigate behind-the-scenes Baltimore.
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By Marriam Shah, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2010
This weekend and next, celebrate the history of Lewes, Del. Surrounded by nature and the sounds of the ocean and bay, Lewes is a walking town filled with museums showcasing its history, as well as unusual shops and preserved architecture. Garden Festival This Saturday, Lewes will hold its annual Garden Tour. It consists of eight private gardens and a public one, but there is more to see than just the greenery. During the day, a series of garden-related lectures will take place.
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April 11, 2010
Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour Where: Old Town Alexandria, Va. Refreshments will be served at the Old Presbyterian Meeting House, 323 S. Fairfax St., beginning at 11 a.m. When: Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. What: Take a self-guided tour of Old Town Alexandria's walled gardens, intimate courtyards and stately historic homes during the 77th annual Historic Alexandria House and Garden Tour....
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By SUSAN REIMER | June 4, 2009
If gardeners are ever truly green, it is probably with envy, an emotion that commonly overtakes them when they see someone else's garden. That's never more true than on garden tours, when you pay for a ticket to see gardens that are nicer than yours. Home and garden tours clutter the calendar in late May and early June, when the weather might still be mild and the gardens are at their peak of color and freshness. Saturday and Sunday in Reservoir Hill, Charles Village and Annapolis' Murray Hill neighborhood, many "little gems" will be on display on self-guided walking tours.
NEWS
December 10, 2006
Several house tours for the holidays are scheduled today: The Chesapeake Cancer Alliance will hold a Christmas Tour of Homes at six decorated private homes and Christ Episcopal Church in the Bel Air/Forest Hill area from noon to 6 p.m. Sites are Wickenden home, 1808 Barrington Village Court; Wilson home, 2410 Rocks Road; Niles home, 205 Kings Crossing Court, Building 205/Condo 3A; Schruefer home, 1617 Creston Drive; Arnold home, 105 Glenwood Road; Wagner...
FEATURES
September 17, 1995
3/8 TC The Hunt Country Fall Antiques Fair will take place Sept. 23-24 under tents on the grounds of Oatlands Plantation near Leesburg, Va. More than 135 dealers from Maine to Florida will offer 18th-, 19th- and 20th-century furniture, as well as garden antiques, folk art, art deco items, estate jewelry, rare books and many other items. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5. House and garden tours are available for an additional fee. Oatlands is on U.S. Route 15, six miles south of Leesburg.
TRAVEL
April 26, 2009
Where:: Throughout Cape May, N.J. When:: Through May 3. What:: The 10-day festival features Victorian house tours, garden tours, ghost tours, crafts and antiques shows, food and wine and more. The private home tours take place Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with $15 admission for adults and $10 for children. The Ghost and Goodies Tour, Saturday at 9 p.m., includes a stop at the famous Mad Batter Restaurant for dessert. Admission is $22 for adults and $17.50 for children. What's nearby:: Cape May Wine Weekend, beginning Friday, is part of the Spring Festival and includes wine classes, tastings and winery tours.
NEWS
April 25, 2007
Plant sale -- Barbara Jett, Deborah Stevens, Carol Pimental and Cecil Boyd prepare for Historic London Town and Gardens' annual plant sale. The sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 839 Londontown Road, Edgewater. The free event will include garden tours and children's activities. A members-only preview party will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday; admission is $15 (visitors can apply for membership at the door). 410-222-1919.
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