Homestead Gardens will present their annual spring garden show entitled, “Mediterranean Retreat” March 12 – 20, 2011 at their Davidsonville location. Immerse yourself in the classic elements of the Mediterranean garden as it has been cultivated for centuries in France, Italy and Greece. Fragrant herbs are seamlessly blended with bright, brilliant flowers and accented by statuary and bubbling fountains to create a tranquil retreat that appeals to all the senses. Patios and trellises provide cool refuge from the intense sun and, when accented by vegetables and citrus trees in traditional pottery, becomes a space that is an extension of your home for entertaining.
Homestead Gardens’ annual Garden show will feature free seminars and demonstrations from industry experts. Special guest Andre Viette will be broadcasting his nationwide call-in radio show “In the Garden” live from Homestead Gardens from 8am to 11am on Saturday, March 12 followed by a free lecture at 1pm when he will reveal his top tips for a beautiful garden.
Friday, March 11
- Ladies Night 6-9pm
Saturday, March 12
- 8am-11am-In the Garden with Andre Viette Live radio show.
- 11am You Bet Your Tomatoes WTOP’s Mike McGrath discusses organic methods of gardening.
- 1pm Top Tips for a Beautiful Garden with Andre Viette.
Sunday, March 13
- 10am Vitamin C: Learn about citrus plants with Education Coordinator Gene Sumi.
- 12pm Organic Answers to Your Gardening Questions with WTOP’s Mike McGrath.
- 2pm Container Gardening: Moving Beyond the Patio Container Guru Kerry Kelly takes you off the patio and shows how to use containers in your garden.
Wednesday, March 16
- 5:30-7:30pm Green Drinks Annapolis Event.
Saturday, March 19
- 10am Tree Care with Master Arborist, Bradley Seay of Bartlett Trees.
- 12pm Landscaping for the Average Joe: Scott Daly, Merchandising Manager and Landscape Designer, discusses the basic necessities for any landscape.
- 2pm Fairy Garden Demo: Learn how to create your own fairy garden.
Sunday, March 20
- 11:00am Cool Weather Vegetables
- 12:00pm Cooking with Mediterranean Herbs Demo and Tasting
- 2:00pm Care of Statuary and Fountains
Homestead Gardens is located in Davidsonville, Maryland on the corner of Routes 424 and 214.