Shows & Events
Christmas at an English Country House
The outstanding evergreen topiaries at Ladew Topiary Gardens offer year round appeal. Here is a special off-season opportunity to visit Ladew in December (normal visiting months are mid-April through October). Tour the seasonally decorated Ladew Manor House, enjoy the holiday music and shop the Greens Sale for decorations and gifts. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton, Maryland 21111. Information Line (410) 557-9466. Open December 7, 8 and 9 from 11 to 4 each day.
The American Chestnut Foundation
The native American Chestnut tree population was obliterated by a blight at the start of the last century. Now, the American Chestnut Foundation (ACF) and its local chapters are working hard to restore this wonderful tree to the eastern US where it originated and grew as what might be termed the "redwood equivalent" of the eastern forests. This web site provides information about the tree, its history and its role in nature, puts you in touch with ACF news and activities, and provides copious contact information.