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Garden Tour


Presented by  Howard County Master Gardeners

Maryland Master Gardeners

When:  September 17th from 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: 10009 Hackberry Lane, Columbia, Md. 21046

You are invited to tour a local garden in Columbia featuring many Bay-Wise practices designed to improve the health of the Chesapeake Bay. This lovely and tranquil garden incorporates many native plants into a residential landscape with numerous mature trees, a woodland garden, storm water mitigation, and attractive hardscaped areas.

Visitors will learn about pollinators and how to protect them, invasive plants and suggested native plant substitutes, storm water management ideas, composting, proper lawn care, and mosquitoes! The Master Gardeners will also host a native plant sale on site. Please come, enjoy and learn!

SusansThis is a free Master Gardeners sponsored event!
For more information email Holly McFarland at

Kings Contrivance Event

Do You Live In or Around the Kings Contrivance (KC) Village?

If so, mark your calendar – September 10,  from 9:30 to Noon.

Explore Columbia on Foot

9:30 AM Check-in @ Amherst House For walk at 10 A.M. Led by environmental author Ned Tillman.  Tour Kings Contrivance’s outdoor settings, open space, and watershed.

9:30 to Noon — Ask the Experts about your outdoors:
    • Master Gardeners
    • Watershed Stewards
    • Landscape Designers
    • CA Watershed Manager
    • HoCo stormwater management
Plenty to Enjoy
  • Raffles
  • Native Plants for Sale (Lauren’s Garden Service)
  • Rain Barrel Demonstration
  • More!