Archive for April, 2010

Spring gardens and outdoor festivals

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

Wedding Walk at Gramercy

This time of year we welcome countless guests from near and far who are entranced by the gardens.  A quiet stroll along a wooded path on a warm spring day somehow soothes the soul and puts one in touch with nature at its best.  There are many locally-renowned gardens and outdoor events celebrating spring blooms this season.  So begin with a self-guided tour of Gramercy Mansion‘s landscaped grounds – you may bump into Anne along your travels and she’ll indulge you with the history of her treasured gardens.

Continue garden gazing at the following local sites:

1.  Cylburn Aboretum – Located on Greenspring Avenue just a 15-minute drive from Gramercy, Cylburn invites visitors to explore the gardens, trails and greenhouses from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Visit this Saturday, May 1st for the Grand Opening of the Vollmer Education Center, a brand new green building on the grounds, with many family-friendly festivities from 12:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.  Or stop by on Saturday, May 8th for Market Day – dozens of community booths with items for sale and proceeds benefiting the Arboretum.  Pack your blanket and picnic basket for Music in the Park on Wednesday, May 26th from 6 – 7:30 p.m. and unwind to the new world jazz stylings of David Bach (free event).

2.  Ladew Topiary Gardens – 30 minutes from Gramercy, Ladew Gardens is known around the world for amazing topiary and flower gardens.  Visit Monday – Friday between 10 a.m. – 4p.m. and weekends between 10:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.   Guided tours of the Manor House as well as self-guided tours of Nature Walk are available.  Festivals, concerts and special events are scheduled every week from April – October.  Click here for upcoming events.

Ladew Gardens

Looking for an outdoor festival to pass the day?  Check out the following:

May 1st & 2nd- Towsontown Spring Festival Enjoy art, music, crafts and more at the 43rd annual festival in the heart of Towson, just minutes from Gramercy.

May 7th & 8th – Flowermart 2010 In historic Mount Vernon, location of America’s first flowermart, Baltimore‘s annual event is always celebrated with flare.  Dust off your best bonnet and come on down for a traditional lemon stick and a day of spring celebration.

Enhanced by Zemanta