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Baltimore gardening events for April 28-May 1, 2011

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As the chilly Baltimore weather gives way to warmth and humidity, local plant sales and garden events begin. Gardeners can pick up plants at Towson Gardens Day, St. Paul’s Flower Fair, or the Union Mills Flower and plant market. If you are not buying plants yet you can still enjoy the flower show at the Howard Peter Rawlings Conservatory. Please see each event’s web page for further details.

“Spring into Neverland”
Friday, April 16- Sunday, May 1, 2011
Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens
3100 Swan Dr. in Druid Hill Park Baltimore, MD 21217
Wednesday through Sun 10AM to 4PM.

The Conservatory’s annual flower show has a Peter Pan theme this year. Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and lilies grace the rooms with colorful displays enhancing the premise. More information is available at the conservatory web site. There is no fee but please give a donation. Before you go, revisit last year’s Wizard of Oz display with the Examiner article, “Spring flower show brightens the Druid Hill Conservatory.”

Flower Fair
Wednesday, April 27-Saturday, April 30, 2011
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
205 Maryland Avenue, Cambridge

The flower sale begins Wednesday April 27 and continues through all four days from 10AM to 7PM. Stock up on bedding plants, herbs, flowers, hanging baskets, flowers and seedlings. A dinner, music and Family Fun Day are all part of the various activities at the church during this festival. See their event PDF for more details.

Towson Gardens Day
Thursday, April 28, 2011
10AM to 3PM
Towson Courthouse Fountain Plaza
Pennsylvania and Baltimore Avenues, Towson, Maryland 21286

This annual festival features flowers, plants, and lots of food, including funnel cakes and pit beef. Children’s groups will sing or dance. Jewelry and crafts will also be available. See the Maryland calendar for a map and more details.

42nd Annual Flower and Plant Market
Friday April 29- Sunday May 1, 2011
Union Mills Homestead
3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster, MD 21158
Friday 12-4PM, Saturday, 9AM to 4PM, Sunday 10AM to 4PM

An early bird plant kicks off this sale on Friday. On Saturday and Sunday heirloom tomatoes, annuals, perennials, shrubs, vegetable plants, and hanging baskets will be on available. Other activities include lectures and guided tours of the mill. For more information and the full schedule see the Union Mills Homestead website.

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