Home & Garden Pilgrimage – 5/21

Writer: L. Beth Bonifant Spring-Summer 2022
St. Mary’s County is on May 21, 2022 – For more information or tickets, go to mhgp.org, call 301-861-6112 or email Lbethbonifant@gmail.com.

Following a two-year absence, the Maryland House and Garden Pilgrimage tour returns to Southern Maryland with the help of the St. Mary’s County Garden Club on May 21st, 2022. This year marks the 91st anniversary of tours organized and sponsored by the MHGP committee. Established in 1931 for the primary purpose of promoting preservation, and restoration of architecturally and historically significant properties in the state of Maryland, MHGP teams up with counties across the state each spring to invite “pilgrims” for a peek into some of the area’s most unique and special properties.

Lunch – Boxed lunches are available by pre-paid orders received no later than May 4. Lunches will be served or available to go from 11 a.m.- 2 p.m. at Birch Hanger. Limited seating capacity. Sandwich choices: turkey and Swiss; club (trio classic); roast beef; and vegetarian (all sandwiches served on fresh-baked bread). Sandwich selections come with a pickle, chips, side salad and cookie. The salad option is a gluten-free chicken Caesar salad with gluten-free bread. All lunches include a bottle of water. Mail a check payable to SMCGC for $15 along with your lunch choice to: Duffy Boyd, P.O. Box 7, Chaptico, MD 20621. Contact Duffy at duffyboyd@gmail.com or call 301-481-6090. •


Advance tickets are $35 at mhgp.org. Tickets are $40 at the door, available at all locations. Cash and check only. Don’t have time for the entire tour? Tickets for individual locations may be purchased for $15 each. Tours are held rain or shine. “Pilgrims” may begin their self-guided tour at any of the addresses provided above or go in the sequence listed. A tour book containing a map, addresses and descriptions is included with each ticket purchase. For more information or tickets, go to mhgp.org, call 301-861-6112 or email Lbethbonifant@gmail.com