Johns Hopkins Gazette: April 3, 1995

A Special Event:  A House In Bloom

     As the rest of campus begins to show signs of spring, now
may be the perfect opportunity to visit the historic Homewood
House Museum.  

     From April 6 to 9, visitors are invited to see this nearly
200-year-old house and museum at one of its loveliest times, with
spring blossoms arranged as they would have been many Aprils ago.
With herbs in the windows, blooming fruit trees gracing the
entrance hall, and flowering tulips, roses and lilies bringing
the bedrooms alive, the entire house will be decorated in the
manner of the early 19th century, when the Carroll family used
the house as a country retreat from May to October.

     "We wanted to teach people about the naturalistic use of
flowers indoors, a concept which may seem commonplace today but
was really very avant-garde 200 years ago," said Mary Butler-
Davies, director of Homewood House. "It's also a beautiful time
of year to visit the house, even if only just to smell the

     The "Homewood in Flower" exhibit will run from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. Thursday through Saturday and from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday.
For more information, call 516-5589.

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