“Conserve, Preserve, Restore” is Theme for Talbot County House and Garden Tour

“Conserve, Preserve,  Restore” is the theme for the Talbot County House and Garden Tour, slated for Saturday, May 15, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine.  Featuring an outstanding variety of waterfront homes, historic properties and glorious gardens, each site along the tour route from Easton to Oxford will display fine examples of these directives.

Visitors will see a garden that thrives without intensive maintenance, a spacious waterfront home with a tree conservation program, a major property with an award winning habitat revitalization program, examples of shoreline preservation, and a 19th century church which has been renovated and restored.  The tour, which includes a total of nine sites, is sponsored by the Talbot County Garden Club and is part of the 73rd Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage.

Whatever the interest of the tour goer – stately mansions, glorious gardens or historic properties, this tour has it with lots of “going green” ideas as well.

Advance tickets are $30 until May 14th and are available in Easton at Bountiful, Garden Treasures and the Historical Society.  Prior to May 7th you may send a check payable to Talbot County Garden Club, P.O. Box 1524, Easton, MD 21601 for tickets by return mail.  Tour programs will not be mailed but will be available at each Tour site.  Box lunches will be available by reservation only for $15 by sending your check to the above address by May 7th. Tickets will be sold on tour day, May 15th, at all Talbot Tour sites

For further information, please contact the Historical Society of Talbot County at 410-822-0773 or Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage at www.mhgp.org.