National Public Gardens Day

Mt. Cuba Center

Mt. Cuba Center

As an ardent visitor and member of some great public gardens here in Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and our Nation's Capitol, we urge you to celebrate National Public Gardens Day by visiting one near you today!  To our Intreegue Design team, a public garden is a place to showcase our favorite medium — plants! It's also a place to 'get down and do some earthing'! To the community, a public garden can be an amazing resource for creating a sense of environmental responsibility, community engagement, and a place for learning. These special gardens are also a vibrant resources for sustainable practices and conversation. Many public gardens offer programs on plant conservation, water conservation, the preservation of green spaces, etc.

We recently visited one of our favorite public gardens, Mt. Cuba Center for a native orchids lecture. We toured their gardens and greenhouses, which hold some of the rarest native plants in the region - they work to conserve their genetic code for research, restoration and the enjoyment of their guests. They have a variety of programs offered at their location - from botany to sustainable gardening, eco-printed scarf making to floral painting! They are celebrating today with reduced admission and special activities. 

Another favorite is Ladew Gardens, named one of the top five gardens in North America! We recently visited for their annual Green Festival and took in the delightful views among their renowned gardens. The grounds contain more than 15 'garden rooms' — devoted to a single color, a single plant or a single theme (such as Water Lily Garden, Pink Garden and Rose Garden). In addition to the garden rooms, what Ladew is really known for its topiaries — they maintain over 100 topiaries on the property. They also offer special events and classes, including adult, children and family education.

Ladew

Ladew

Ladew

Ladew

Gardens located all over the country are celebrating the day - find out participants near you on the National Public Gardens Day Facebook page! 

And don't forget, Colleen Vacelet will be speaking at Cylburn Arboretum on Saturday - a lecture titled: Cultivating a Pollinator Habitat.

Here is a list of some of our favorites: (a few of which we've done projects for!):

Desert Botanical Gardens

Desert Botanical Gardens

EVENTS: Cylburn Arboretum 50th Anniversary Market Day

On Saturday, May 12th, we'll be joining the Cylburn Arboretum for their 50th Anniversary Market Day Celebration! Intreegue Design's founder and president, Colleen Vacelet, will be speaking about pollinator gardens at the Cultivating a Pollinator Habitat talk - Join at 10:30AM for our lecture

Market Day is Cylburn’s Annual Plant & Garden Sale! Join for all the fun!

  • Gifts
  • Food vendors
  • Music
  • Face painting
  • Live bird exhibit
  • Plus, FREE educational activities for kids! 
  •  Flowers, vegetable, plants
  • Free talks on gardening
    (Including Intreegue Design at 10:30AM!)
  • Experts on hand to answer questions
  • UME Master Gardeners
  • Garden décor

Shop, eat, and learn with fellow garden aficionados and neighbors!
FIND OUT MORE BELOW! 

Cylburn Arboretum 50th Anniversary Market Day Event 2018 - Intreegue Design

Intreegue hosting the 'Bee Booth' at the Maryland State Fair

Tonight, August 29th, Colleen Vacelet will be hosting the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association booth at the Maryland State Fair located at the Timonium Fairgrounds.  Come out to learn more about beekeeping, pollinator gardens, and how you can make your own space more bee friendly!  If you can't make it and are interested in any of these topics, be sure to email Colleen Vacelet for more info: cvacelet@intreeguedesigns.com

Bees in the Hive

Bees in the Hive

Checking the Bee Frames

Checking the Bee Frames

Intreegue's active involvement in the bee community and with the Central Maryland Beekeepers Association keeps us at the cusp of knowledge when it comes to the state of our bee's and what news has been BUZZing about.  As avid beekeepers we strive to incorporate pollinator gardens into projects when appropriate and educate the public on bee friendly approaches toward the landscape!  

If you have a space you think could be great opportunity for a pollinator garden, please be sure to contact us, OR if you are looking for information about becoming a beekeeper, feel free to contact Colleen Vacelet at: cvacelet@intreeguedesigns.com