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The Bulletin of The Garden Club of America

“Picture any color that exists in nature. Layers of Green-avocado, chartreuse, lime, teal; petals of magenta, raspberry, blush, pink, and fuchsia”


Baltimore Style Magazine

WALNUT HILL PHOTOGRAPHER WINS BIG Roger Foley takes home silver from the GWA Awards.



Home and Design Magazine

A recently published book celebrates the life of a Baltimore garden: “a gorgeous, 265-page book rich in colorful, lush detail.”



BBC News

Congratulations to Roger Foley who just won second place in the Beautiful Garden category of the International Garden Photographer of the Year competition. Roger’s breathtaking photograph (page 160 of On Walnut Hill) will be exhibited at Royal Botanic Garden, Kew then at locations across England, Sweden, and The Netherlands.




Our book was featured on WBAL-TV as a recommendation by Enoch Pratt Free Library CEO Dr. Carla Hayden.



Baltimore Magazine

“This isn’t just any garden, mind you, but a lush, pleasingly designed masterpiece that melds foliage and flowers with architectural elements such as rock walls and sculptures.”



Washington Gardener

I imme­diately said, “Do you want me to review it?” And discovered a remarkable cof­fee-table book.



DC By Design

This gorgeous coffee-table book tracks the Walnut Hill gardens through four seasons, from the winter of 2013 through the following fall. Interspersed with Roger’s photos are descriptions of how the garden evolved, decade by decade, since the Hubbards purchased their home there in 1969.



Washington and Lee University “Green Space”

It’s been almost 50 years since Penney and A.C. Hubbard started transforming their two-acre garden in Baltimore into what is now recognized as one of the finest in Maryland. Walnut Hill began as a family project, and A.C., who graduated from Washington and Lee University in 1959 and its Law School in 1962, and Penney did much of the early planting and design themselves.



The Scout Guide

For nearly fifty years, Penney & A.C. Hubbard collaborated with the late Kurt Blumel, to design and bring to life a two-acre hillside garden adjacent to their Ruxton home.  In her fabulous new book, ON WALNUT HILL,Kathy Hudson describes in detail the Hubbard’s vision and how through the years this spectacular garden has been a part of their family life and captured the hearts of many horticulturalists along the way.




Baltimore Magazine

There’s just something about a good coffee table book—the luscious photos, the poetic words, the feel of the thick, shiny pages. At a time of year when hostess gifts are in high demand, this chronicle of the Hubbard family’s five-decade quest to turn their two-acre property in Ruxton [Maryland] into a garden might be just the ticket. This isn’t just any garden, mind you, but a lush, pleasingly designed masterpiece that melds foliage and flowers with architectural elements such as rock walls and sculptures. But it’s the Hubbards’ story, paired with depictions of the garden throughout the year, that makes this book a pleasure for all season. — Gabriella Souza, Baltimore Magazine



Pigtown Design highly recommends our book

My friend Kathy Hudson, a hugely talented writer, has just released the most gorgeous garden book, called On Walnut Hill, The Evolution of a Garden.




On Walnut Hill Book Giveaway

Anyone who’s created a garden over decades and come to love every inch of it understands the origins of this book, the story of a garden. It’s also the story of a family and their collaboration with world-renowned plantsman Kurt Bluemel in transforming two acres near Baltimore into a horticultural masterpiece.



Roland Park resident writes book about family’s famed garden in Ruxton



Walnut Hill Splendor 



Stunning New Release – On Walnut Hill: The Evolution of a Garden




Book Launch & Art Exhibit at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn – (You Won’t Want to Miss This)