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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | April 12, 1992
The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage -- celebrating its 55th year -- has long been a favorite of daytrippers. It sponsors tours in seven counties and Baltimore City. The pilgrimage opened yesterday in Wicomico County. It will continue weekends through May 16.Today, houses will be open in Worcester County, which celebrates its 250th anniversary this year. Houses range from a 1859 bed and breakfast plantation to a modern steel and glass structure built on a salt marsh. The first is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as one of the best examples of Italianate architecture on Maryland's Lower Eastern Shore.
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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 and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 24, 1994
This week many of Maryland's homes and gardens are being meticulously groomed before they open to the public. The Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage begins its 57th year Saturday with a tour in Anne Arundel County. It continues for three weekends through May 15 with tours in five counties and Baltimore City.The tour visits houses in and around Annapolis on opening day, stopping at some of the town's 18th-century residences and urban gardens. Sunday's pilgrims will travel to St. Mary's County, site of the state's original colony.
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By Marie Marciano Gullard, For The Baltimore Sun | April 11, 2014
As a newborn, Elyssa Baxter was brought home to her family's restored log house in McLean, Va. Seventy-two years later, not only would she and her husband own a similar restored log home in Parkton, but they would be invited to take part in the 77th annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage, whose 2014 theme is "extraordinary historic properties. " "This home carries on a family tradition and the interest of my mother and father to own and maintain a log cabin," said Baxter, a former art teacher.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Staff Writer | April 19, 1992
Visitors from all over the country are flocking to Virginia for Historic Garden Week, considered to be the oldest and largest house-and-garden tour in the United States. The annual event, in its 59th year, opened yesterday in Hanover and Southampton counties, and it will continue daily through next Sunday, visiting more than 200 private homes and gardens in 33 areas of the state.The Garden Club of Virginia, sponsor of the tour, has raised more than $5 million from past events. Funds have been used to improve and restore the grounds of many of the state's historic landmarks, including Monticello, General Robert E. Lee's birthplace at Stratford, Va., Kenmore Plantation in Fredericksburg and Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood | April 14, 1991
Many house and garden enthusiasts will flock toward Virginia this week, where the Garden Club of Virginia will host its 58th Historic Garden Week, called the oldest and largest house and garden tour in the country. This year's tour visits more than 200 private houses and gardens in 33 areas of the state from Saturday through April 28. Block tickets range in price from $5 to $15 per tour.Homes in Old Town Alexandria will be featured during one of the tours on opening day. Five privately owned homes, three gardens, a residence adapted to a business and five museums can be seen from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tea will be served at the Athenaeum.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | April 17, 1994
The season for house and garden tours is here, and next weekend will be especially busy with tours listed in Virginia, West Virginia and Washington.Historic Garden Week in Virginia opens Saturday for a full week of house and garden tours -- 37 separate tours throughout the state. It is billed as "America's Largest Open House," with more than 250 handsome homes, plantations, farms, townhouses and historic sites open to the public, the country's oldest garden and a world-class horse farm. Block tickets range in price from $7 to $20 or from $2 to $5 for individual homes.
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By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Sun Staff | April 15, 1999
Nothing says winter is really, really over better than the sight and scent of daffodils, geraniums, daisies, petunias and ever-hardy marigolds.Maybe spring is discovering a beautiful new flower to grace your garden. Or maybe spring means the annual trip to the store to purchase potted plants for displaying on decks, balconies and patios.However you cut it, flowers and plants add a lot to our lives, particularly during this time of year, as we shake off the winter blues. This is the season to check out what is out there, see how others are decorating with flowers, choose how to plant your garden or decide on a landscape design.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | 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.
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By Karol V. Menzie and Karol V. Menzie,Sun Staff | April 12, 1998
It's time to brush away the cobwebs of winter, time to open the eyes to seek new things, time to open the mind to new paths. Time, that is, to explore some of the best-dressed homes in the region in decorator show houses and house tours.This spring's crop of houses on view range in location - from the middle of Baltimore City to rural Harford County - and in style - from ornate Victorian to Frank Lloyd Wright-type modern architecture. And the annual Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage travels this year from Washington County to Dorchester County.
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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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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 Mary Gail Hare and Mary Gail Hare,Mary.gail.hare@baltsun.com | May 11, 2009
On the day before the 2009 Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage opened, co-chair Hilles Whedbee hosted a luncheon for 70 volunteers at her northern Baltimore County home. She has attended most of the tours this month and on Sunday she will open Shawan House, a Georgian brick colonial that overlooks Western Run Valley, to about 400 visitors. She works full time as a nurse midwife, is planning graduation parties for both of her daughters and is going about sprucing up her home and its spacious grounds without anxiety.
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By Marie Gullard and Marie Gullard,Special to The Baltimore Sun | 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.
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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.
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June 7, 2006
The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour offered visitors a glimpse of 17 gardens in downtown Annapolis on Sunday. According to the organization's Web site, most of the gardens are privately owned and are thus seldom able to be seen by the public. The sites ranged in size from container gardens to a private park. A tour of the Colonial Hammond-Harwood House and garden were included.
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June 7, 2006
The Hammond-Harwood House Secret Garden Tour offered visitors a glimpse of 17 gardens in downtown Annapolis on Sunday. According to the organization's Web site, most of the gardens are privately owned and are thus seldom able to be seen by the public. The sites ranged in size from container gardens to a private park. A tour of the Colonial Hammond-Harwood House and garden were included.
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By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | 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.
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By Lori Sears and Lori Sears,Sun Staff | March 2, 2003
Curious George sure gets around. That ever-inquisitive monkey has made his way from the bookshelves into the baby's room. If there's a baby or a young child in your life, you'll want to check out the new line of Curious George Nursery Products. You'll find an array of Curious George-themed bedding (shown above), including a crib comforter / coverlet ($82), crib bumper ($120), crib skirt ($120), crib sheet ($38) and Moses basket ($190), all from Rainbee. Curious George-themed musical mobiles, monkey rattles, picture frames, plush toys, puzzles, games and blocks are available from Applause Infant Products.
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