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Hammond-Harwood's Secret Garden Tour

There is something magical about peeking through gardens, exploring behind gates, not knowing what you might find around the next corner. I have been on the Annapolis Secret Garden Tour many times, and it never ceases to inspire and delight. For me, it conjures up memories of reading The Secret…

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Goshen Farm: Preservation, Restoration, Education

We first visited Goshen Farm for the Spring Open House event in April. Following the shaded winding access road to a parking area, we began the adventure of self-touring this unique 22-acre parcel located behind Cape St. Claire Elementary School. It’s one of the few existing examples of a Colonial…

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Get Growing!

April is National Gardening Month, which means it’s a great time to plan your summer garden. Anne Arundel County has loads of resources to help you get started, or up your plant game. Feeling intimidated? You’re not alone. “Most people feel like they have to be a qualified gardener in order to…

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A Glimpse into William Paca's Garden

The William Paca House is one of the original five part Georgian Manor Homes built in Annapolis. A glimpse into Mr. Paca's Garden isn't just recommended, it's an absolute must! The Gardens, which were restored to their original grandeur as part of the bicentennial in 1976, are broken into distinct…

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Hearth and Home at Hammond-Harwood House

A glimpse of the rear entrance to Hammond-Harwood House and it's gardens. Photo courtesy of Hammond-Harwood House. To be sure, early Americans in previous centuries weren’t shopping online or pinning their favorite interiors and furnishings to their Pinterest boards. And of course, back in the time…

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