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May 8, 2014
We appreciate your coverage of the tulip beds at Sherwood Gardens but would like to offer some clarifications ("Sherwood Gardens: Pretty as a picture," April 8). Although we encourage the public to enjoy Sherwood Gardens and its picturesque landscape, it is not a public park and is not supported by taxpayer funds. The park includes Stratford Green, originally laid out by the Olmsted Brothers for the enjoyment of the residents of Guilford, as well as adjacent land originally purchased by John Sherwood in the 1920s to accommodate his tulip hobby.
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By Samantha Iacia and For the Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
Location: North-central Baltimore City, partially bounded by Charles Village to the south, Loyola/Notre Dame to the north and York Road to the east. Average home listing price: $610,000 in 2013, says Tom Hobbs, president of the Guilford Association. Population: About 3,000, says Lynda Riley, secretary of the Guilford Association. The history: Named in honor of the 1781 Battle of Guilford Courthouse in North Carolina, the 296-acre estate passed from the family of Revolutionary War veteran William McDonald to Baltimore Sun founder Arunah S. Abell and eventually to the Roland Park Co. in 1911.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | May 7, 2014
"This started a year ago," Ann Giroux said, surrounded by gift bags and silent auction items in her Greenway mansion with its tulip-lined walkway overlooking Sherwood Gardens. Giroux was referring to the planning for the Champagne and Tulips Gala on Saturday, May 10, a $200-a-ticket, black-tie fundraiser for the gardens, one of Baltimore's biggest seasonal tourist attractions. But she could just as easily have been referring to Guilford's ambitious centennial celebration that began last year.
NEWS
May 8, 2014
We appreciate your coverage of the tulip beds at Sherwood Gardens but would like to offer some clarifications ("Sherwood Gardens: Pretty as a picture," April 8). Although we encourage the public to enjoy Sherwood Gardens and its picturesque landscape, it is not a public park and is not supported by taxpayer funds. The park includes Stratford Green, originally laid out by the Olmsted Brothers for the enjoyment of the residents of Guilford, as well as adjacent land originally purchased by John Sherwood in the 1920s to accommodate his tulip hobby.
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By JACQUES KELLY | May 2, 1998
IT WAS A CHANCE remark spoken the other day over lunch. Three of us were gabbing away at the Owl Bar in The Belvedere. Baltimore architect Walter Schamu said that this past Sunday was so beautiful that Greenway -- and Sherwood Gardens -- looked like a scene from a painting by Degas.I took another spoon of bread pudding and considered that comparison. I too had been walking around the Guilford neighborhood. It was true. People were out and about, walking, driving, snooping, breathing in a deep gulp of a lush Baltimore spring afternoon.
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By Julie Hirshfeld Davis and Julie Hirshfeld Davis,SUN STAFF | July 15, 2002
Each spring, flower lovers for miles around flock to Sherwood Gardens to gaze at its now-famous array of 80,000 tulips. But come Memorial Day, the tulip-gazers are gone, and the garden is transformed from a palette of vibrant color to a blank - if not completely clean - slate. What few outside of the surrounding streets of Guilford know is that Memorial Day is not the end of the garden's splendor, but the beginning of a quieter, more casual custom that keeps Sherwood Gardens blooming for several more months and transforms its neighbors into summer horticulturists.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 17, 2004
Sherwood Gardens in Guilford, home of Baltimore's elegant spring tulip display, may go the way of the daffodil - or cultivate a much simpler look and feel. Nothing is settled, but city dollars to help finance the planting of 77,000 tulip bulbs in Guilford every year are likely to be cut in the austere budget climate, city officials said. Three Baltimore Recreation and Parks officials met with three Guilford Association leaders May 10 to explain the city cannot afford to contribute its usual $23,000 to the planting and upkeep of the public tulip garden Guilford shows off to thousands of visitors every spring.
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By Julie Bykowicz and Julie Bykowicz,Sun reporter | April 26, 2007
Not everything is coming up tulips at Guilford's famed Sherwood Gardens. Sure, there are plenty of flower beds for visitors to enjoy - dazzling displays of pinks, reds, yellows, purples and blazing oranges. But something is different. Unlike any previous tulip season at this 6-plus-acre urban oasis, two beds lay bare and many more are sparsely blooming. Maybe 25 percent to 30 percent of the 70,000 tulips planted last fall didn't come up correctly, estimates Bruce Barnett, a Guilford Association board member who oversees Sherwood Gardens.
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BY A SUN REPORTER | May 27, 2007
John Payne arrived at 6:30 a.m. - half an hour early - to set up, only to gaze upon the "Sooners," who were already filling plastic bags, wagons and buckets with tulip bulbs. The early birds have become as much a tradition as the annual excavation in Sherwood Gardens in Baltimore. "A lot of these are repeat people," said Payne, a volunteer with the Guilford Association, which sponsors the dig. "They start coming at dawn." By 7 a.m.
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By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | May 4, 2004
City dollars for Guilford's Sherwood Gardens, a sea of tall tulips that attracts thousands of visitors each spring, are on the budget-cutting block. Saying they feel blindsided, leaders of the Guilford Association sent a letter to Mayor Martin O'Malley yesterday protesting a looming cut of $23,000 in the city's Department of Recreation and Parks budget. That sum -- modest in the agency's $26 million spending proposal -- has been the city's annual payment to help fund the North Baltimore tulip garden since the 1970s.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | May 7, 2014
"This started a year ago," Ann Giroux said, surrounded by gift bags and silent auction items in her Greenway mansion with its tulip-lined walkway overlooking Sherwood Gardens. Giroux was referring to the planning for the Champagne and Tulips Gala on Saturday, May 10, a $200-a-ticket, black-tie fundraiser for the gardens, one of Baltimore's biggest seasonal tourist attractions. But she could just as easily have been referring to Guilford's ambitious centennial celebration that began last year.
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By Larry Perl, lperl@tribune.com | July 13, 2013
Margo Bates was new to the Guilford neighborhood when she first met Beverly Quinones in 1995. “She said, 'Would you like to do Flower Mart?' I said, 'What's Flower Mart?'” Quinones, longtime organizer of the Baltimore Flower Mart and the Guilford Holiday Party, former president of the Women's Civic League and a well-remembered columnist for the Baltimore Messenger, died of an aneurysm July 9, her family said. She had been in ill health for several years. Her age was not disclosed.
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By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
Wedding date: April 13, 2013 Her story: Jennifer "Jenny" Ayd, 29, grew up in Baltimore. She is a registered nurse at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Her mother, Elaine C. Ayd, is a secretary and her father, Gregory J. Ayd, is a general contractor and owner of Quadrant Construction. His story: John "Jack" Linehan, 33, grew up in Baltimore. He is an attorney at Ober | Kaler. His mother, Michelle P. Linehan, is a research administrator at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and his father, Michael J. Linehan, is an architect at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.
NEWS
By Mary Tilghman | April 29, 2013
Gardens were filled with tulips. Dogwood blossoms and tender new shoots were mulched. Windows glistened, tables glowed and chandeliers glittered in the April sun. Guilford homeowners were ready for the visitors who would come during the Guilford edition of the 75th Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage on April 28 - the kickoff to the upscale community's year-long centennial celebration. And come the visitors did - 1,973 tickets were sold. While they were admiring those houses and gardens, proceeds from the pilgrimage tour were helping to ensure another year of beauty in nearby Sherwood Gardens, where 80,000 tulips were in full bloom Sunday.
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June 8, 2011
It's June, the month of the strawberry moon, according to Native American lore. In our neighborhood, it is the month of roses. Guilford's gardens are abloom with roses of every variety and hue. At our house, careful watering through the recent heat wave have produced a plethora of blooms, many of them from heirloom plants, a legacy of a former owner. From palest pink to deepest crimson, they are a joy to behold. We do not grow strawberry plants, but we do see tiny pears on our tree, a promise of luscious fruits in just a few weeks.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun and Baltimore Sun reporter | December 29, 2010
Raymond Leonard Evans Jr., a retired Allstate Insurance account executive, died of complications from a cerebral hemorrhage Dec. 23 at Anne Arundel Medical Center. The Edgewater resident was 81. Born in Baltimore and raised on Kildaire Drive in Hamilton and Chesapeake Avenue in Towson, he was a 1948 City College graduate and earned a psychology degree from Washington College in 1952. He met his future wife, Elizabeth-Lee Radcliffe, while at a function at Towson Presbyterian Church.
NEWS
By Jamie Stiehm and Jamie Stiehm,SUN STAFF | April 25, 1997
Fast approaching the moment flower-lovers live for all year, the city's Sherwood Gardens -- and its 80,000 tulips -- is about to become a rhapsody in bloom."
NEWS
By Dan Berger | April 23, 2001
Why not make the Americas a free trade area? It already is in coca products. The Mississippi is too much, especially if you live near it. There will still be AIDS in Africa. It just won't be the drug companies' fault. Do not visit the Cone Collection expecting to see a collection of cones. It's spring in Sherwood Gardens and all is right with the world.
NEWS
By Jacques Kelly | April 10, 2010
A trip to Sherwood Gardens is a spring ritual worth repeating. I've been going there all my life, and it never gets old. If anything, on a recent warm evening, nearing nightfall, it seemed fresh, fertilized and healthy. The place was full of families who were there for the same reason I was. It was a chance to take in the glories of a Maryland spring. I am not sure I would want to be surrounded by all those pinks, purples and yellows year-round. But in April, after what we endured in February, give me all those tulip beds, flowering trees and shrubs.
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