Events

The 2017 PHS Flower Show – “Holland” is So Much More Than Bulbs

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Choosing a theme like “Holland: Flowering the World” gives the Philadelphia Flower Show a great opportunity to surprise and delight the public.  After all, attendees already think they know what they’ll see when they walk through that bank of doors and onto the show floor of the Convention Center:     Bulbs, and lots of [...]

SURREYBROOKE’S MUSIC IN THE GARDEN – JUNE 18TH

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Truly one of the highlights of my summer season, Surreybrooke’s Music in the Garden Twilight Walk, is on the calendar even before May is here.  This ticketed (always sold out), event combines gardens, friends, music and picnics-at-dusk to create a one-of-a-kind experience that attracts people to Middletown, MD from all over the DC Metro area. [...]

SHEPHERDSTOWN’S BACK ALLEY GARDEN TOUR MAY 21-22

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I realize that I'm giving you a lot to choose from on the weekend of May 21st, but luckily you don't need to choose.  Garden tours in Frederick, MD and Shepherdstown, WV run on both Saturday AND Sunday! You've already heard a bit of news about Frederick's tour, but if you've never made the gorgeous [...]

BEYOND THE GARDEN GATES: FREDERICK’S GARDENS MAY 21&22

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It's garden tour time folks, and for those in Central Maryland or Northern Virginia, this one is right in our backyard. For over twenty years, the Frederick, Maryland Beyond the Garden Gates tour has attracted gardeners and non-gardeners alike to a terrific line-up of public and private gardens.  I'll attend many private tours over the [...]

HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK IN VIRGINIA IS HERE! APRIL 23-30

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If you can't be in England now that April's here - don't despair. We've got some stunning gardens on this side of the pond and now, from April 23-30, The Garden Clubs of Virginia step up and highlight 250 of them during Historic Garden Week.  Since 1927, this event has been the highlight of spring [...]

This isn’t your grandmother’s Show: Philly rocks it with “Explore America”

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I cannot say I was optimistic this morning, heading north and wondering how on Earth the Philadelphia Horticultural Society was going to pull off a show dedicated to the immense grandeur of America's National Parks. They did more than pull it off.  Spring is on display in Philadelphia. And boy is it on display.  As [...]