Special Events

July 2019

50th Anniversary Celebration

A wonderful celebration of this incredible milestone in the Horticultural Society of Maryland’s history.  Click here to view photos from the event.

April 2018

The Great Dixter Way with Fergus Garrett

Fergus Garrett, head gardener at Great Dixter Garden, UK, presented two outstanding programs to enthusiastic sold-out audiences. The programs included a lecture, Designing With Plants the Great Dixter Way, and an afternoon seminar, Succession Planting in the Mixed Border.


Fergus portrait photo: Martin Ogden

July 2016

100th Birthday Party for Pauline Vollmer

A celebration in appreciation of Pauline Vollmer’s inspiration and contributions to Baltimore’s horticultural community over a lifetime, culminating in the building of a center for horticulture, the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum. The event was co-hosted by: Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, The Horticultural Society of Maryland, Cylburn Arboretum Association and the City of Baltimore, Horticulture Division.

Pauline Vollmer greets visitor at 100th Birthday Party

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September 2015

Silber Garden Plant Sale

HSM members and friends eagerly made new homes for the exceptional plants that were offered at the Silber Garden Sale. We are grateful to Jean and Douglas Silber for donating their garden plants to raise money for HSM. Many volunteers worked hard to make the event a success.

Peter Beinamen and Nancy Raskin, ready to assist shoppers

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May 2015

Tashiding:  A Splendid Day and Successful Event

HSM members Douglas and Tsognie Hamilton graciously opened their Western Run property, Tashiding, for a tour and luncheon to benefit the Vollmer Center Garden on May 31, 2015.  Thanks to the Hamiltons, our sponsors, guests and volunteers the event raised more than $8,500.

Invitation photograph courtesy of Robert Cardillo

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