Perry Mathewes is the director of gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Mathewes provides a vision for and oversees the stewardship and development of the museum gardens and grounds, including the rehabilitation of the Glen Burnie Gardens and the creation of new garden spaces as outlined in the Museum’s Master Plan. He leads all MSV horticultural initiatives and oversees expansion of garden-related educational programming and research.

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Perry Mathewes is the director of gardens at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. Mathewes provides a vision for and oversees the stewardship and development of the museum gardens and grounds, including the rehabilitation of the Glen Burnie Gardens and the creation of new garden spaces as outlined in the Museum’s Master Plan. He leads all MSV horticultural initiatives and oversees expansion of garden-related educational programming and research.  - See more at: https://www.themsv.org/event/garden-walkabout-85#sthash.wji8mmsF.dpuf

Planting Seeds For the Year to Come

Published Date: 
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

In cold, snowy, icy January it is fun to dream about the spring and summer garden. Plant and seed companies know this and flood your mailbox with catalogs full of mouth-watering photos featuring gorgeous flowers and vegetables to entice you to buy their products. Well, I’m not going to do that … mail you a catalog, that is. Instead, I am going to share some alluring photos of a few great plants and simply tell you about the seeds for sale in our museum store.

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Plant Sale Picks 2017

Published Date: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

Our second annual Heritage Plant Sale is coming up and we have more than 125 different types of plants for sale. We selected plants that have proven their value in the garden through the test of time. Just about all of these can be found growing in our garden so we have studied them for many seasons and want to share them with you.

 

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The Dirt: Glen Burnie Seeds: A Story

Published Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This perennial ritual of wintertime planning for the next year is not new. While our gardeners were looking through catalogs for this year, I had the opportunity to read some old letters in our archives that shared that same sentiment.

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