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In Living Color

Photography by Tony AmadorKilburn? Kile-burn? Sill-born? How DO you pronounce it? And where is it? That’s what people once asked about…MORE

Urban Artist

Landscape designer Jonna Lazarus paints a living canvas on the MICA campus.

On a grey summer morning, Jonna Lazarus, landscape designer and owner of Lazarus Design Associates LLC, drives through the streets that form the campus of the…MORE

Shape Shifting

An international sculpture collection fills a verdant, six-acre Green Spring Valley garden.

In both horticulture and art, this six-acre garden in the Green Spring Valley is all about sculpture. Even before the couple (a retired T. Rowe Price…MORE

Secret Garden

A walled Pinehurst garden makes for stylish, cozy outdoor spaces

In the garden of Amy and Jim Matis, the wall’s the thing. When this couple and their daughter moved to the 1938 Virginia Tidewater house in…MORE

Out for a Stroll

Sweeping stone pathways unite myriad garden rooms—and thousands of annuals—on this historic Guilford property.

Fifteen years ago, landscape designer Jay Stump, president of Spring Valley Landscape Co., was hired to plant five trees in front of Joan and Howard Friedel’s…MORE

Little Wonder

A Baltimore County couple maintains a fine garden tradition in a downsized space.

The words “gated community” and “townhouse” do not immediately conjure up visions of an elegant, horticulturally diverse garden. Yet that is just what Bartie and Charlie…MORE

September Blooms

Thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers, late summer in Guilford’s Sherwood Gardens offers a colorful oasis.

As he walks through grass glistening from an early morning watering, Johns Hopkins physicist Bruce Barnett explains that the prime time for Guilford’s historic Sherwood Gardens…MORE

A Family Affair

Families that garden together reap a bounty of rewards.

“What’s for dinner?” Oh, the dreaded question, one posed by children big and small about 5 p.m. each day. Wouldn’t it be great if the answer…MORE

Quiet spaces, green oases

All over Baltimore, small pockets of green offer unexpected and healing encounters with nature.

Legendary are the large, historic parks of Baltimore: Clifton, Druid Hill, Patterson, Carroll, Leakin, Wyman and more. But there are a host of smaller, intimate green…MORE

Meditation creation

When a tree came down in an English-style garden, a labyrinth took its place.

When Susan and Paul Niemeyer moved into their Roland Park house in 1978, they found a well-landscaped yard with a sloping back lawn, magnolia, maple and…MORE

In the English manner

Baltimore Style hunts down a Gertrude Jekyll-style English garden and finds Cunningham Manor

A trip to Cunningham Manor in Baltimore County takes 30 minutes from Baltimore City, not the six hours required to cross the Atlantic and drop down…MORE

The Greening of Ladew

The Monkton topiary garden is implementing eco-friendly techniques without sacrificing any of its renowned beauty.

After Harvey Ladew read Rachel Carson’s 1962 book, “Silent Spring,” which many credit with jump-starting the nationwide environmental movement, he stopped spraying his 250-acre Pleasant Valley…MORE

Ancient Acres

A pair of Baldwin, Md., nursery owners have transformed cornfields into timeless gardens.

In the 28 years since Paul and Beth Babikow purchased two acres of cornfields in Baldwin, they have transformed them into deeply quiet, meditative, gardens. The…MORE

A Garden in the City

A six-acre garden in North Baltimore offers color, texture and views.

Sometimes first impressions are correct. That is certainly true of the plants flanking the entrance to “Stonehouse,” Marla and David Oros’ six-acre estate near the city-county…MORE

Gardening for the glory of it

A 35-acre estate in Baltimore County pays homage to an ancient Himalayan kingdom.

“Tashiding” is the name of the most venerated monastery in Sikkim, one of three historic Himalayan kingdoms. In homage to that holy place, it is also…MORE

A couple’s garden creation in Homeland

Bob and Lola Jones have a garden for all seasons in Homeland

When Bob and Lola Jones moved into their 1928 white brick house in Homeland, many original plantings, including ancient azaleas, ringed the property. “One of the…MORE

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