Crofton Garden Clubs Helps Decorate Hammond Harwood House

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Crofton Village Garden Club and Crofton Greenery Garden Club collaborated with other local garden clubs last week to decorate historic Hammond Harwood House for the holidays. 

Bannister2Hammond-Harwood House is an Annapolis landmark dating back to 1774, when gentleman-farmer Matthias Hammond began working with renowned architect William Buckland on plans to build an elegant townhouse in the city.  

This is always a popular destination for Annapolis visitors and local residents, but taking a tour during December allows you to enjoy the holiday decorations as well as the architecture, museum pieces and fine arts.

Tour hours are noon to 4 p.m. every day until January 3, except Mondays and Christmas Day.  Tickets are $6 for adults and $3 for children.

Crofton Village Garden Club decorated one of the bed chambers, and I took some photos of the project, along with committee members at work.  (Captions below)Hammond Harwood House 2010

PHOTOS:  (1) The fireplace mantel was decorated with brass candlesticks and an arrangement of greens, pine cones and berries..  (2) Period furniture includes this chair and bed, as well as a cradle, two chests, a doll and doll cradle.  (3) Audrey Kerge, standing, and Ruth Bordewich added baby’s breath to the tree. (4) Committee Chair Barbara Emden admired the finished tree.  (5) Margaret Woda adjusted one of the candlesticks tweaking the apple tree.  (6) Lynn Malley placed a candle stick next to the bed.  (7) Ruth arranged a basket of pinecones and greens.  (8) Committee members included (L to R) Audrey Kerge, Ruth Bordewich, Barbara Emden, Lynn Malley, and Margaret Woda.

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