Towson Garden Tour
A landscape architect takes visitors through the Towson Courthouse Garden, which was designed by renowned Washington-based landscape architect Wolfgang Oehme of Oehme van Sweden. You can also take a peak at Towson’s “secret garden,” a walled-in garden that’s open to the public once a year.
Thursday, April 24, 10 to 3 (rain date Friday, April 25). Free; secret garden tour is $1. Courthouse Fountain Square, West Pennsylvania and Baltimore Avenues.
Georgetown House Tour
During this annual spring tour, visitors explore the soaring ceilings, sweeping staircases, and manicured gardens of Georgetown’s historic homes. Enjoy afternoon tea with sandwiches and sweets in the Parish Hall of St. John’s Episcopal Church (3240 O Street, NW). Saturday, April 26, 11 to 5. Tickets are $45 ($40 in advance).
Maryland House & Garden Pilgrimage
On weekends April 26 through May 18, more than 50 homes and gardens throughout Maryland will be on display. Check out a former dairy or textile mill, tour historic churches, or meander through monuments and parks in Baltimore. Saturdays from April 26 through May 18 (and Sunday, May 4), 10 to 4. Tickets are $35 ($30 in advance) a day.
National Arboretum Garden Fair Plant Sale
This popular plant sale, in its 17th year, will offer green thumbs the chance to browse through thousands of varieties of flowers.
Saturday, April 26, 9 to 4. Free. 3501 New York Avenue, NE.
Franciscan Monastery Plant Sale
Wake up and smell the roses with the Franciscan Monastery Plant sale, where romantic flowers such as roses are the focus.
Saturday, April 27, 9:30 to 6 and Sunday, April 28, 8 to 3. Free. 1400 Quincy Street, NE.
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