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…MORE
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
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
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
Robin Breitenecker has created a rollicking country garden on Western Run.
“When the boys were young, we used the stone wall as a pony jump,” says Robin Breitenecker. When she, her husband, Rudy, and their three sons…MORE
Over 19 years, a Baltimore City lawn has become a horticultural wonderland.
In the beginning was the lawn. And the lawn filled the three-quarter-acre plot and the lawn required constant mowing, and no garden existed at this 1950s…MORE
A Homeland gardener reimagines her rectangular lawns as curvaceous horticultural tapestries.
In 1999, when investment adviser Diana Jacquot moved to her house in Homeland, she found privet, pea gravel, railroad ties, rectangular lawns, struggling roses, old lilacs…MORE
Beautifying on a Budget
In 36 years, Larry and Vicki Kloze have turned a small lot near Pimlico Race Course into an artistic, functional extension of their home.
“When we moved in here in 1972, we needed to make Northern Parkway go away,” says Vicki Kloze. “The racetrack was very busy then.”After the city…MORE
It Takes a Village
Dickeyville began life in the 18th century as a settlement surrounding a grist mill. Today, it’s a quiet collection of homes set in what feels like an English country garden.
Dickeyville began life in the 18th century as a settlement surrounding a grist mill. Today, it’s a quiet collection of homes set in what feels like…MORE