Get a preview of the Maryland Home and Garden Show

February 5, 2012 by  

The Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce is presenting the 2nd annual Garden Preview Party at Timonium Fairgrounds on March 2 from 6-9 pm. Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door; proceeds go to support Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake.

The Maryland Home and Garden Show begins on March 3 and those who attend the preview party will also be given a one-day admission to the show. The preview party will feature appetizers, beer, wine and music. In addition, the Home Show awards will be handed out at the event. The categories of awards are:

• Best of show
• Landscaper award
• Pinnacle award
• American Horticulture Society award
• Horticulture Society of Maryland award
• Maryland Agriculture Education Foundation Educational Garden Award

Having a taste of spring in the middle of winter is just what most people need and the Maryland Home and Garden Show doesn’t disappoint. There will be lots of time to stroll through the displays and enjoy the plants before the crowds come. And, the fact it is helping one of the most worthy charities in Maryland adds to the enjoyment.

Habitat for Humanity provides homes for those who can’t afford them. But it’s not a handout by any means. Those who are given homes must put hours of work into building their home and others build by Habitat for Humanity. They also have to be able to pay their expenses to maintain the home. Many Lutherville and area companies support this worthy organization and help to pass on the word by arranging and designing a flyer. Printing this out and mailing it to their customers both educates them about the organization and also show that the company actually cares about the community.