Oregon Ridge Nature Center March 2021 Schedule

Oregon Ridge Nature Center’s March schedule is available on its Facebook page and website. Click on this link to view or download a PDF document of the schedule or see their Facebook Events page.  For a fuller view of Oregon Ridge Nature Center’s News and Events, click here to go to their website.

Image of the pdf document of scheduled March events.
Click on the links in this post to view all scheduled events.

Coming in 2024: Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience

Blending the Visionary and the Historic

Longwood Gardens is thrilled to share with you the most ambitious expansion, reimagination, and preservation of its Conservatory and surrounding landscape in a century. Through Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience, the organization will soon embark on a sweeping reimagination of 17 acres of Conservatory and grounds, resulting in stunning new buildings, wondrous new indoor and outdoor gardens, surprising new guest experiences, and much more.

Illustration of Longwood Garden Reimagined: A New Garden Experience
Longwood Garden Reimagined: A New Garden Experience

You are invited to learn more about an exciting new chapter and all its beautiful elements, from a new 32,000-square-foot glasshouse that appears to float on water … to a history-making relocation and preservation of one of the most prized gardens … to a remarkable new dining and event space overlooking an iconic Main Fountain Garden, all opening in fall 2024.

As the innovation is built, Longwood remains open throughout the project as a world apart filled with memorable moments and beautiful experiences. The grand Main Conservatory and East Conservatory display spaces remain open and ready to be explored and enjoyed with each changing season.

Longwood is honored to enhance, steward, and preserve one of the world’s most important, most beautiful collections of gardens and glasshouses … and invites you to learn more about Longwood Reimagined: A New Garden Experience along the way.

Backyard Buffer Seedling Giveaway!

image of baltimore county forestry board backyard buffer seedling giveawayReaders! It’s nearly spring and that time of the year again. Backyard Buffer Seedling Packets will soon be distributed to Baltimore County residents whose land is within 300′ of a body of water.  Seeds will be distributed at or around Earthday on April 22nd at the Cub Hill Ranger Station (see map and location in our sidebar).

The sets of seedlings include the following nine varieties: Common Ninebark, Persimmon, Redbud, Cherrybark Oak, Pin Oak, River Birch, Sycamore, White Oak, & Red Maple.

Seedlings Packets for 2021: Baltimore County will be giving out 3 of each of nine species in 37 packets of 27 seedlings that will be color coded for identification. If you are interested and qualify, the only way to obtain theses packets is to use the registration form in the link below. For more information about the seedlings, click on this link from the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.

Hurry and register! We have only 37 packets this year. For directions for planting in a buffer zone within 300 feet of streams, download the small directions and reprint them. When printing them they will return to their full size format. 

Registration for orders are first-come, first-served until March 1st: Click on the following link to fill out the registration form: Baltimore County Backyard Buffer Seedlings

Pickup: at Cub Hill Ranger station around Earth Day (April 22 this year).