Fall is finally here! Enjoy these photos of the beautiful fall season at Gramercy Mansion.
Fall is finally here! Enjoy these photos of the beautiful fall season at Gramercy Mansion.
Join owner Anne Pomykala for a personal tour of Gramercy’s landscaped gardens followed by a picnic lunch on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. ($15 per person).
With vibrant color from April through November, the blooms are constantly changing throughout the spring, summer and fall. Anne delights visitors with her insights, gardening tips and extensive knowledge of local flora.
Tuesdays with Anne
September 2, 9, 23, & 30th
Check back for additional dates in October!
$15 per person including lunch!
Call 410-486-2405 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by the Monday before to reserve.
A path behind the Mansion winds from a shade garden complete with marble gazebo to a large oval wedding garden. A heart-shaped garden showcases colorful tulips in early spring. An Edwardian-inspired front garden separates the Mansion and Carriage House. Over-layered early and late blooming perennials and annuals add depth to borders boasting a continuous wave of color from February’s first snow drops through November. Whimsical statues, benches, sculptures, sun dials and fountains add to the abounding charm of the property’s gardens. On a beautiful day, or even a drizzly spring morning, you’ll find Anne tending her gardens. The Pomykalas purchased the 45-acre estate in 1985 but with much restoration work required in the Mansion itself, the endeavor of creating gardens and landscape to compliment the historic home was not truly underway until ten years later. While much of the property is wooded and seven acres are dedicated to organic farming, about three acres surround the Mansion, Carriage House and cottages with landscaped gardens sprung from Anne’s creativity and passion for nature’s beauty.
Hundreds of couples have celebrated weddings in Gramercy’s gardens and countless B&B guests wander the meandering paths, spying hummingbirds over their morning coffee. Anne couldn’t be more delighted to share her gardens and she invites you to join her on Tuesday mornings.
Planning a visit to our neck of the woods this holiday season? There is so much fun to be had locally.
Check out some of our favorite festive spots…
Shops at Kenilworth – Visit this nearby neighborhood shopping center to enjoy the charming holiday train display, visit with Santa and shop a variety of boutiques with unqiue finds perfect for everyone on your list.
Fire Museum of Maryland – Watch antique O-Scale trains and a street car wind their way past Baltimore neighborhoods, the Zoo, Gwyn Oaks Amusement Park and the Viaduct. Open Saturdays, Nov. 30 – Dec. 21 and Dec. 26 — 29, 2013 10 – 4 pm.
Wine Country Christmas at Boordy Vineyards – Saturdays through 12/21/13
Celebration at the Station – Greenspring Station – 12/14/13, 2 – 5 p.m.
A Modern Holiday Soiree will take place at Green Spring Station. Enjoy samples of holiday food while learning how to create your own ornaments. Children will surely be entertained with the help of Santa, a hot chocolate bar, and mini DIY crafts.
S’mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice – 12/13/13, 6 – 8 p.m.
Make a decorative wreath from natural materials such as pine, spruce, and holly. Inside the ranger station, we’ll have everything you need to make a masterpiece and brave the cold—including hot chocolate, cookies, and holiday tunes! Ages 5 and up.
Please call 410-887-4156 or email email@example.com to register.
Fire & Ice at Night /Christmas Tree Judging - 12/13/13, 6 – 9 p.m.
View the ice sculptures located around Downtown Towson! There will also be street performers, free roasted chestnuts, Christmas tree judging and s’mores offered by area restaurants. See www.towsonchamber.com for a map of ice sculptures or just come to Downtown Towson! Rain Date is December 20th
Ladew Gardens: Christmas Through the Ages – 12/13 – 12/15
Charge: Members are Free; Adults $10; Seniors & Students $8; Children (12 & under) $2
Ladew Gardens will celebrate Christmas in seasonal resplendence as local floral designers and Garden Clubs are invited to decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning the walls, tabletops and fireplace mantels in festive holiday splendor. Now in its 33rd year, Ladew’s Christmas Open House has been called “one of Maryland’s most memorable and decorative holiday events.” The weekend festivities feature live seasonal music performed by Maryland school children and other accomplished instrumentalists. Visitors to the Christmas Open House are also invited to enjoy complimentary hot cider and cookies, as well as an exceptional Greens Sale featuring hand-crafted fresh holiday decorations — wreaths, table arrangements and decorations — lovingly created through the generosity of volunteers and design professionals.
Christmas Open House at Basignani Winery – 12/14 – 12/15
Christmas time is a very special time of year at Basignani Winery. Visit the north Baltimore County winery and its annual celebration of the Tuscan Christmas. Experience an Italian Christmas as Basignani transforms the tasting room and piazza into a little piece of Tuscany. Taste the wines and try some seasonal Tuscan Christmas treats. Tickets are $20 per person and include select wine tasting, brick oven pizza, treats, live music, and a premium Riedel glass to take home. Don’t miss Basignani’s newest Port wine – Sinistra. It will keep you warm this holiday season
Holidays at Hampton….a Yuletide Celebration 12/13 – 12/15/13
Get into the holiday spirit early with “Holidays at Hampton” where the public can celebrate the season at Hampton National Historic Site. Visitors will experience two-centuries of holiday traditions at Towson’s only National Park – all of the festivities are free and open to the public. Special evening tours, antique cars, period crafts, musical & dance performances, African American storytelling and unique holiday shopping in the Museum Shop are just part of the revelries taking place during the “Holidays at Hampton” Yuletide weekend of Friday, December 13 through Sunday, December 15, 2013. This year, “Holidays at Hampton” highlights another one of the historic periods of this National Park: the Jazz-Age “Roaring Twenties” and 1930s.
Helicon’s 28th Annual Winter Solstice Concerts – 12/21/13, 3:30 PM
Charge: $20-$30 (group and children discounts)
The Baltimore-based trio, Helicon (Chris Norman, Ken Kolodner, Robin Bullock). Internationally renowned traditional folk musicians–Kolodner (hammered dulcimer, fiddle, hammered mbira); Norman (wooden flutes, tin whistle, small pipes, piano); Bullock (guitar, cittern, mandolin, piano)-play a unique blend of seasonal music from Ireland, Scotland, Appalachia, Canada, Europe, Africa & the Far East–a great way for families to kick off the holiday season with an extremely energetic performance.
Kolodner’s son, Brad, will join the fun as a guest on clawhammer banjo, fiddle & vocals (a recent winner of a national banjo contest, Strathmore Hall Artist in Residence, WAMU DJ). Also special guests modern dancer Marlys Norman (Chris Norman’s daughter & Peabody faculty member), North American Irish step-dance champion Jonathan Srour , Scottish National Fiddle Champion Elke Baker & bassist Alex Lacquement (Eastman School of Music). Helicon celebrates the release of Ken & Brad’s new recording “Skipping Rocks” and re-release of Helicon’s Winter Solstice CD.
Christmas Open House at Basignani Winery 12/14 – 12/15/13
Christmas time is a very special time of year at Basignani Winery. Visit the north Baltimore County winery and its annual celebration of the Tuscan Christmas. Experience an Italian Christmas as Basignani transforms the tasting room and piazza into a little piece of Tuscany. Taste the wines and try some seasonal Tuscan Christmas treats. Tickets are $20 per person and include select wine tasting, brick oven pizza, treats, live music, and a premium Riedel glass to take home. Don’t miss Basignani’s newest Port wine – Sinistra. It will keep you warm this holiday season!
Holiday Lights & Displays
34th Street, Hampden – A Baltimore tradition! Visit this charming neighborhood to enjoy a true glimpse of Charm City’s holiday spirit.
Valley View Farms - Local garden center bedecked in spectacular fashion with thousands of unique ornaments and holiday decorations for sale.
*Our Winter Bridal Open House is absolutely free to attend but we do ask that you RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-486-2405 by January 4 , 2014.
Music by Dance Masters Entertainment
Try tasty treats from Flavor Cupcakery .
View the beautiful creations by Radebaugh Florist.
Beautiful table linen by Gala Cloths.
Espresso, Cappuccino and Coffee Bar by Travelling Bean.
Bridal Hair and Airbrush Makeup by Ariel.
Have fun with Your Moment Photo Booth.
Designer Bridal gowns by Francesca’s Bridal Salon.
Check back for a complete list of participating vendors.
Join us for a festive holiday afternoon tea! Enjoy a delicious three-course meal served with a selection of hot teas followed by tours of our beautifully-decorated home for the holidays. Browse gift shop items available for last-minute shoppers.
December 15th & 29th, 2013
1 – 3 p.m.
$40 per person, plus tax & service
Payment required at time of reservation. Space is limited.
Call 410-486-2405 for reservations!
Tea menu prepared by Rouge Catering and presented by the innkeepers at Gramercy Mansion
Chocolate Chip Scones
Served with Lemon Curd, Strawberry Jam and Clotted Cream
Spinach, Caramelized Onion, Bacon & Gruyere
Classic Deviled Eggs
Smoked Paprika and Fried Capers
Insalata Caprese Skewer
Cherry tomatoes and Fresh Mozzarella garnished with Fresh Basil & Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Shrimp Salad Sandwich
served on a croissant
Classic Chicken Salad
served on a mini French Bread Roll
Fresh Fruit Skewer
Drizzled with Coconut Rum
Giant Chocolate Covered Strawberries
Lemon Blueberry Crumble Pie
A variety of English and herbal teas will be served
Congratulations to Bill Duffy, our Executive Innkeeper, for winning the tomato wars this season!
Anne promises next year to deliver a victorious win and gain her title back as “Tomato Queen.”
Can anyone out there in the Bed and Breakfast business or with a culinary garden beat out Bill’s 2.3 lb tomato? We would love to hear from you.
Planning an upcoming wedding ceremony, reception or special event? Join us to tour the Mansion, Carriage House, bed & breakfast rooms and gorgeous fall gardens. Sample some tasty tidbits from our preferred caterers and mingle with a variety of experienced wedding and event professionals.
*Our Fall Bridal Open House is absolutely free to attend but we do ask that you rsvp to email@example.com or 410-486-2405 by October 26, 2013.
Participating wedding professionals include
Chef’s Expressions Catering, Zeffert & Gold Catering,
Innovative Gourmet, Sascha’s Catering, Blue Sage Florist, Shutterbooth, John Zito Photography,
Kathy Freundel Photography, La Cakerie,
Antares Musicians, Dance Masters, Bayside Limo… and more!
Join us at 2:30 in the Carriage House for a special dance lesson with Sue and Don from Dance Masters Entertainment!
Fragrance of Summer High Tea and Garden Tour
at Gramercy Mansion
Join us for an afternoon in the gardens at Gramercy! Enjoy a delightful three- course high tea followed by guided tours of the Mansion and beautiful gardens. Come experience all the wonderful fragrances of summer! Our summer tea is open to the public but space is limited so make your reservations now!
$35 per person plus tax and service.
Reservations and payment required in advance.
Contact Maria at 410-486-2405
Menu soon to follow…