Spring Garden Events

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Spring has sprung and what better way to get in the mood than to attend one of the many garden events happening around the Baltimore. From plant sales and markets, to classes on rain barrel construction and stoop gardening, there’s something for everyone.

Mark your calendars. A list of events follow after the jump…

Sherwood Gardens

Often cited as the most famous tulip garden in North America, Sherwood Gardens is over six acres in size and planted annually with over 80,000 tulip bulbs along with other spring flowering bulbs. Peak blooming time is at its best toward the end of April and beginning of May. There is no admission charge and reservation is not required.

One block east of the 4100 block of St. Paul Street, Baltimore, 21218

Urban Agriculture Gala

This event will enable those intrigued by the “growing” movement to become more involved; connect and offer resources to those already involved; and make a statement about the inspiring and practical effects that growing food locally can have on individuals, families, communities, and the state of our planet at large. $5 donation requested.

Friday, April 17, 7‐10pm

2640 St Paul St, 21218

Garden Design 101

RSVP to Erin at erin.reilly3@verizon.net

Saturday, April 18, 9‐1pm

Sculpture Garden, 2100 block of Madison Ave, Baltimore 21217

Native Tree and Shrub Sale

Sunday, April 19, 11-3pm, Saturday, April 25 10-2pm and Sunday, May 10, 11‐3pm

Herring Run Nursery, 6131 Hillen Rd, Baltimore 21239

Stoop Gardens

Master Gardener Dorothy Wells, shows how to grow great plants even if you don’t have a yard to work in!

Thursday, April 30, 6:30‐7:30pm

location TBA

92nd Baltimore Flower Mart

Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 11‐8pm

Mount Vernon Square

BUGS Annual Farmer’s Market

The Baltimore Urban Gardening with Students (BUGS) is an after-school program for urban elementary school kids. This event is run by the kids and offers hundreds of vegetable, flower and herb seedlings; student made jewelry, paintings, ceramics; and homemade dressings and salsa.

Saturday, May 2, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m

Living Classrooms Foundation East Harbor Campus, 802 S. Caroline Street, Baltimore 21231

Raised Bed Construction

Learn how to build raised beds for a community garden.

Saturday, May 2, 10‐12pm

The Village Green, 2822 Fox St, Baltimore, 21211

Reservoir Hill Green Fair

Contact Christiana Usenza for more info at cusenza@reservoirhill.net

Sunday, May 3, 10‐4pm

Reservoir Hill, Baltimore, 21217

Rain Gardens 101

Cost is $5; limited to 25 people. RSVP to Ashley: atraut@herringrun.org

Saturday, May 9, 10‐12pm

Herring Run Watershed Center, 3545 Belair Rd, 21213

Alley Gating and Greening: A Detailed Workshop

The 5th workshop in a series of talks provided by Community Greens. This discussion delves into the process that a block has to go through in order to gate and green their alley.

Wednesday, May 13, 6:30‐7:30pm

Village Learning Place, 2521 St Paul St, 21218.

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