Garden Walkabout 8/3

Take a free guided tour of the Glen Burnie Gardens

Take a guided tour with MSV Director of Gardens Perry Mathewes and see what is new in the Glen Burnie Gardens.

Free. Meet at the garden entrance. Program cancelled during inclement weather. Admission is free on Wednesday thanks to sponsor Howard Shockey & Sons, Inc.

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.

Mathewes has more than 25 years of experience in the museum and public garden field. Previously he was education program manager and interim director of education and communications for Norfolk Botanical Garden. In that role he oversaw visitor programs; produced interpretive and educational materials and programs; edited the organization’s website and member magazine; presented classes, lectures, and workshops; and developed and managed a streaming video system to view a bald eagle nest in the garden.

Mathewes’s prior experience also includes serving as landscape superintendent/curator of gardens at the 25-acre Tryon Palace Historic Sites & Gardens in New Bern, North Carolina. He also was exhibitions consultant for the Museum of the Southeast, Midland, Texas, and assistant manager of the Virginia Historical Society’s Virginia House in Richmond. Mathewes studied at the Université Paul Valery in France and has a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Davidson College in North Carolina.

Wed, Aug 03 • 10:00 am to 11:00 am

Glen Burnie Gardens

MSV Members: Free

All Others: Free