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2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners | PHOTOS

Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways.
(The Green Towson Alliance)

2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners | PHOTOS

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The Green Towson Alliance concluded its inaugural 2021 Native Garden Contest by announcing winners. The contest included 23 participants with entries consisting of a single garden bed, an entire yard, or a community plot. Anyone who lives in Towson was eligible to be in the contest, according to GTA’s website.
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
The winner of the Community Garden Award is Burkleigh Square, a community garden featuring an area for barbecues and picnics, a walking path, play area, and vegetable garden. Last year, the park added a rain garden which addressed one area with flooding issues, according to GTA’s website. The improvements were organized by Melanie Hotham and Tracey Marcantoni, with help from the community.
The winner of the Community Garden Award is Burkleigh Square, a community garden featuring an area for barbecues and picnics, a walking path, play area, and vegetable garden. Last year, the park added a rain garden which addressed one area with flooding issues, according to GTA’s website. The improvements were organized by Melanie Hotham and Tracey Marcantoni, with help from the community. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
The winner of the Community Garden Award is Burkleigh Square, a community garden featuring an area for barbecues and picnics, a walking path, play area, and vegetable garden. Last year, the park added a rain garden which addressed one area with flooding issues, according to GTA’s website. The improvements were organized by Melanie Hotham and Tracey Marcantoni, with help from the community.
The winner of the Community Garden Award is Burkleigh Square, a community garden featuring an area for barbecues and picnics, a walking path, play area, and vegetable garden. Last year, the park added a rain garden which addressed one area with flooding issues, according to GTA’s website. The improvements were organized by Melanie Hotham and Tracey Marcantoni, with help from the community. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
The winner of the Community Garden Award is Burkleigh Square, a community garden featuring an area for barbecues and picnics, a walking path, play area, and vegetable garden. Last year, the park added a rain garden which addressed one area with flooding issues, according to GTA’s website. The improvements were organized by Melanie Hotham and Tracey Marcantoni, with help from the community.
The winner of the Community Garden Award is Burkleigh Square, a community garden featuring an area for barbecues and picnics, a walking path, play area, and vegetable garden. Last year, the park added a rain garden which addressed one area with flooding issues, according to GTA’s website. The improvements were organized by Melanie Hotham and Tracey Marcantoni, with help from the community. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Karen Williams of Lock Raven Village is the winner of the Emerging Garden category. Williams’ created a sloping garden with native plants while she was stuck at home during the start of the pandemic. The emerging garden category was for participants who just started a native garden. Williams’ garden also has two bird baths, and a fountain that she made last summer.
Karen Williams of Lock Raven Village is the winner of the Emerging Garden category. Williams’ created a sloping garden with native plants while she was stuck at home during the start of the pandemic. The emerging garden category was for participants who just started a native garden. Williams’ garden also has two bird baths, and a fountain that she made last summer. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Karen Williams of Lock Raven Village is the winner of the Emerging Garden category. Williams’ created a sloping garden with native plants while she was stuck at home during the start of the pandemic. The emerging garden category was for participants who just started a native garden. Williams’ garden also has two bird baths, and a fountain that she made last summer.
Karen Williams of Lock Raven Village is the winner of the Emerging Garden category. Williams’ created a sloping garden with native plants while she was stuck at home during the start of the pandemic. The emerging garden category was for participants who just started a native garden. Williams’ garden also has two bird baths, and a fountain that she made last summer. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Karen Williams of Lock Raven Village is the winner of the Emerging Garden category. Williams’ created a sloping garden with native plants while she was stuck at home during the start of the pandemic. The emerging garden category was for participants who just started a native garden. Williams’ garden also has two bird baths, and a fountain that she made last summer.
Karen Williams of Lock Raven Village is the winner of the Emerging Garden category. Williams’ created a sloping garden with native plants while she was stuck at home during the start of the pandemic. The emerging garden category was for participants who just started a native garden. Williams’ garden also has two bird baths, and a fountain that she made last summer. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Craig Lammess and Kara Silber Lammes of the Rodgers Forge community are winners of the Small Garden category. Their submission was a hillside native garden loaded with flowering plants and the rest of the property uniquely has no grass, according to Craig Lammess.
Craig Lammess and Kara Silber Lammes of the Rodgers Forge community are winners of the Small Garden category. Their submission was a hillside native garden loaded with flowering plants and the rest of the property uniquely has no grass, according to Craig Lammess. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Craig Lammess and Kara Silber Lammes of the Rodgers Forge community are winners of the Small Garden category. Their submission was a hillside native garden loaded with flowering plants and the rest of the property uniquely has no grass, according to Craig Lammess.
Craig Lammess and Kara Silber Lammes of the Rodgers Forge community are winners of the Small Garden category. Their submission was a hillside native garden loaded with flowering plants and the rest of the property uniquely has no grass, according to Craig Lammess. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Craig Lammess and Kara Silber Lammes of the Rodgers Forge community are winners of the Small Garden category. Their submission was a hillside native garden loaded with flowering plants and the rest of the property uniquely has no grass, according to Craig Lammess.
Craig Lammess and Kara Silber Lammes of the Rodgers Forge community are winners of the Small Garden category. Their submission was a hillside native garden loaded with flowering plants and the rest of the property uniquely has no grass, according to Craig Lammess. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways.
Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways.
Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways.
Ashley Reinhart of the Greenbier neighborhood is the winner of the Large Garden category. For six years Reinhart has worked on her native garden, primarily in the growing season. She defined gardening as a “labor of love." Reinhart’s garden is designed to absorb water in her hilly community by utilizing terrace levels, a rain garden, yard swells, rain barrels, and permeable walkways. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Lady fern (elsewhere Labrador violet (Viola labradorica), and Culver's Root.
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Lady fern (elsewhere Labrador violet (Viola labradorica), and Culver's Root. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Lady fern (elsewhere Labrador violet (Viola labradorica), and Culver's Root.
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Lady fern (elsewhere Labrador violet (Viola labradorica), and Culver's Root. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Verbena hastata Obedient plant.
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Verbena hastata Obedient plant. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Lilium superbum Spectacular inflorescence of Turk's Cap Lily.
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Lilium superbum Spectacular inflorescence of Turk's Cap Lily. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Clethra alnifolia.
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Clethra alnifolia. (The Green Towson Alliance)
2021 Towson Native Garden Contest Winners
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Judy Fulton in her woodland garden
A special recognition for excellence was awarded to Judith Fulton of Ruxton, who gardens in and outside of her woodland neighborhood. Judy Fulton in her woodland garden (The Green Towson Alliance)
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