Mar. 5-6 & Mar. 11-13. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Sat. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sun. and Fri. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Free-$12. 410-863-1180. mdhomeandgarden.com. If you’re in search of inspiration for your next backyard project, head to this massive home expo where you can mingle with upward of 300 exhibitors and browse a wide array of unique plants and garden accessories.
The Seventh Annual Publications & Multiples Fair
Apr. 9-10. Baltimore Design School, 1500 Barclay St., 12-6 p.m. Free. openspacebaltimore.com. Art admirers are invited to collect and discuss artist publications, prints, and other objects at this annual fair. The festivities will feature displayed work by more than 100 vendors and panel discussions.
Sugarloaf Crafts Festival
Apr. 29-May 1. Maryland State Fairgrounds, 2200 York Rd., Timonium. Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. $8. 410-252-0200. sugarloafcrafts.com. Dubbed one of the top craft experiences in the country, this traveling festival showcases everything from pottery and photography to jewelry and home décor, all made by hundreds of nationally recognized artisans.
Catonsville Flowerfest And Garden Party
May 1. Catonsville Village, corner of Frederick Rd. and Egges Ln., Catonsville. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Free-$10. 301-990-1400. catonsville.org. Now in its fifth year, this annual event boasts displays by local gardeners, a mini crafts fair with unique Mother’s Day gifts, food vendors, and lots of potted spring flowers for sale.
Annapolis First Sunday Arts Festival
May-Nov. Corner of Calvert and Clay Sts., Annapolis, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Free. firstsundayarts.com. Take in the sights and sounds of the Annapolis Arts & Entertainment District every first Sunday from May through November. Plenty of local artists will be on hand to showcase their made-from-scratch creations.
May 6-7. Washington Monument, 699 Washington Pl. 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. flowermartmd.org. Soak up some sun and browse the blooming botanicals at this annual spring festival in Mt. Vernon, which features food and craft vendors and live entertainment.
Garden Festival At Ladew
May 7. Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, Monkton. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $15-20. 410-557-9466. ladewgardens.com. Stroll around Ladew’s picturesque grounds and explore tons of rare plants and garden ornaments for sale by some of the Mid-Atlantic’s best purveyors at this annual outdoor event.
Baltimore Herb Festival
May 28. Gwynns Falls, Leakin Park, 1920 Eagle Dr. 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Free-$7. baltimoreherbfestival.com. Browse locally grown goods, rub elbows with local gardening aficionados, and learn the tricks of the trade for growing your own herbs, berries, perennials, and potted plants at this massive herb fest.
Guilford Association Tulip Dig
May 28. Sherwood Gardens, 4100 St. Paul St., 7 a.m. Free. guilfordassociation.org. Grab a shovel or a spade and head to this annual spring event where you can unearth a few of the thousands of tulip bulbs and purchase them for 30 cents each.
Horticultural Society Of Maryland 25th Annual Garden Tour
June 5. Locations vary, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free-$40. 410-821-5561. mdhorticulture.org. Embark on this guided walking and driving tour of breathtaking gardens around Roland Park, Guilford, and Tuscany-Canterbury.