Thanks to a crew of dedicated volunteers, late summer in Guilford’s Sherwood Gardens offers a colorful oasis.
As he walks through grass glistening from an early morning watering, Johns Hopkins physicist Bruce Barnett explains that the prime time…MORE
In the English manner
Baltimore Style hunts down a Gertrude Jekyll-style English garden and finds Cunningham Manor
A trip to Cunningham Manor in Baltimore County takes 30 minutes from Baltimore City, not the six hours required to cross the Atlantic and drop down…MORE
A pair of Baldwin, Md., nursery owners have transformed cornfields into timeless gardens.
In the 28 years since Paul and Beth Babikow purchased two acres of cornfields in Baldwin, they have transformed them into deeply quiet, meditative, gardens. The…MORE
Robin Breitenecker has created a rollicking country garden on Western Run.
“When the boys were young, we used the stone wall as a pony jump,” says Robin Breitenecker. When she, her husband, Rudy, and their three sons…MORE
A Homeland gardener reimagines her rectangular lawns as curvaceous horticultural tapestries.
In 1999, when investment adviser Diana Jacquot moved to her house in Homeland, she found privet, pea gravel, railroad ties, rectangular lawns, struggling roses, old lilacs…MORE
Breaking The Rules
A creative couple see their country garden in Ruxton as a constantly evolving canvas.
“I grew up in a rural community in upstate New York, and I wanted something with a rural look,” says artist Nancy Valk of the Ruxton…MORE
Dunes in Bloom
Think you can’t grow a garden on the beach? This Fenwick Island homeowner has a sandy thumb— and a sea of color— all summer long.
When Barbara Peters moved into her Fenwick Island beachfront home in 1996, she dubbed the expanse between her deck and the beach “the Sahara desert.” Ten…MORE
Classic 19th-century bones provide an elegant backdrop to these gardens’ modern beauty.
simultaneously reflect the distant past and the articulate octogenarian who has been refining them for the past 30 years. They are carefully planted, meticulously maintained, elegant…MORE
In the European Manner
A terraced garden in the Green Spring Valley offers multiple levels of beauty.
In 1984, when Meta and Bill Boyd first saw the 1970s Mediterranean country home designed by Baltimore architect Alexander Porter in the Green Spring Valley, the…MORE
In nearly four decades, a Baltimore couple has created a hillside masterpiece.
Sometimes a house and its surrounding gardens are so artistically rendered that together they become a single, integrated, living sculpture. Such is the case with the…MORE
As a Baltimore County couple's collections grow, so does their garden.
Muffin Evander, the owner of Cultivated Designs, creates container gardens as a profession. But in the four-acre Baltimore County garden she and her husband, Dixon, tend…MORE
When the owners of this three-acre North Baltimore home moved here in 1979, the grounds were a maze of English boxwoods. “Hundreds of 7- and 8-foot…MORE
On 10 acres in Baltimore County, Sidney and Jean Silber have created one of the region's most revered gardens.
As with most great gardens, visitors driving up the narrow, curved driveway to the sleek home of Sidney and Jean Silber have no idea what is…MORE
Where the Wild Things Grow
Betty and Buddy Rosen prove you don’t need a yard to create a beautiful garden.
It’s as hard to imagine a tropical paradise in the densely wooded acre behind Betty and Buddy Rosen’s sleek, modern home, as it is to imagine…MORE
Splendor in the Grass
A canopy of trees overlooks this lush Baltimore County garden.
On a leafy avenue in Baltimore County, just a stone’s throw from the city line and Charles Street’s hustle and bustle, lays a quiet, verdant stretch.…MORE
Retired investment manager Pete Colhoun tends the elegant garden his mother started nearly five decades ago.
Pete Colhoun spent much of his adult life as head of mutual funds at T. Rowe Price, cultivating fortunes, not flowers. But the influence of a…MORE