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Landscape artist Wolfgang Oehme dies

Landscape artist Wolfgang Oehme dies

Towson resident Wolfgang Oehme, an internationally renowned landscape architect whose designs revolutionized American — and Towson — landscaping died from cancer Dec. 15 at his home in Aigburth Vale. He was 80. County police became accustomed to seeing Oehme lurking around the Old Courthouse in downtown Towson at midnight or 2 a.m. while other people slept. Oehme designed Courthouse Gardens with county landscape architect Avery Harden in 1988. "He couldn't stand to see a garden abused by weeds," former county planning director Les Graef said. "He was so dedicated, he couldn't help himself. "Wolfgang used to drive Rec and Parks crazy because...

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