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Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.onwalnuthill.com.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Contact form submissions may be retained indefinitely for customer service purposes, and contacts may receive email communications from us for our own customer service or marketing purposes.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Analytics are provided by Google and their privacy policy is available at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html

Who we share your data with

  • Third Party Providers – We may share your information with third party providers that provide services on our behalf. These companies may assist with email and hosting services, marketing support, processing credit card payments, content delivery, email, social media and digital marketing and customer support.
  • Advertising – Based on the cookies and other tracking devices, we may work with advertising companies to display ads that may be of interest to you.
  • As Required by Law or Similar Investigations – To comply with legal obligations (e.g. subpoena) or investigate potential legal violations. We may be required to share personal data in response to lawful requests from public authorities including to meet national security and/or law enforcement requirements.
  • Safety – We may disclose your information to protect and defend our safety and the safety of our clients in connection with investigating and preventing fraud or security issues.
  • Consent – We may share your information with your consent.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

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The Story of On Walnut Hill

The Story

In 1969, A.C. and Penney Hubbard had no inkling that the garden they would create would become recognized as one of the finest in Maryland.


The Contributors to On Walnut Hill

The Contributors

On Walnut Hill features essays and text by noted garden writer Kathy Hudson and the images of award-winning photographer Roger Foley.

Meet Them

On Walnut Hill in Four Seasons

On Walnut Hill

The book On Walnut Hill features over 234 images of the horticulturally diverse gardens, which are themselves living sculpture.

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Book Signing

Book Signing

Tuesday, December 8 at 7pm

Book Signing

Book Signing

Saturday, December 12, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Book Signing

Book Signing

Saturday, December 5 from 11am to 2 pm.

Behind The Scenes On Walnut Hill

Behind The Scenes On Walnut Hill

Thursday, March 31st, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

Gardener's Advice from Walnut HIll

Gardener's Advice from Walnut HIll

Saturday, April 9 at 11:00am

Living Sculpture Garden Tour

Living Sculpture Garden Tour

Wednesday, May 18th, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Penney and A.C. Hubbard with garden writer Anne Raver. Photo by Roger Foley.

Penney Hubbard with Stephanie Peer of Babikow Greenhouses. Photo by Roger Foley.

Perennial Plant Association visitors on the lawn. Photo by Roger Foley.

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