Join us on a tour of three beautiful and unique private gardens. The first garden we will visit is on a 10-acre parcel of land and has been lovingly tended for almost 50 years, but it continues to change and add new things. Known primarily for its iris collection, the garden contains an extensive collection of peonies, rhododendrons, and daylilies in addition to two rock gardens, a border of dwarf and miniature conifers, and noteworthy trees.
Our second garden, “Tashiding,” began 20 years ago when the owners planned a 35-acre meadow to surround themselves in beauty and remind him of his Maryland roots and her of her Himalayan Kingdom of Sikkim birthplace. The fascinating results encompass lakes, a courtyard, a tea house, a peacock house, and beehives. Today the property includes 100 acres with more than half devoted to woodlands.
After lunch at Tashiding, we will head to our third and final garden. This garden feels English with its hundreds of David Austin roses and is reminiscent of the Gertrude Jekyll and grand English garden tradition. Named “Cunningham Manor,” both the gardens and the house, an arts-and-crafts style started 15 years ago, were designed by English architects to look as though they have existed for generations. A part of the extensive property is dedicated to vegetable gardens and greenhouses which supply fresh produce to a few restaurants in the Baltimore area. Our chartered bus will pick up passengers at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park at 7:20 am and at PHS, corner of 20th and Arch Streets, at 7:45 am.*Please indicate where you will board the bus when registering and if you have any dietary restrictions.
Please note: Early bird registration is available to PHS Members only, February 27 – March 14, 2019.