Nestled in the middle of all of the beautifully strung together neighborhoods lies Walther Gardens. If you love community, farmhouse, fun seasonal activities, gardening/plants and SNOWBALLS…welcome to what I’ve dubbed as the “Cheers” of the Moravia-Walther neighborhood.
When I walked up, the gentleman that greeted me as if we met many times before although we had in fact never met, I moments later found out was the co owner along with his sister. Matthew gave me a run down that made me want to write a book on the joint. Its history rich and they simply wanted to restore it and continue to add to its richness for the community. The job they are doing to accomplish this from what I can tell – superb. He invited me into the farmhouse that was the home to the acres of what was a apple orchid. The acres have been sold in pieces over the years with homes built on it but this sibling duo is making the most of whats still there – which is a lot.
Matthew with a a wave of hand “have you been in the farmhouse? No?! Go in! Take your time! Enjoy!
So whats in there? All kind of farmhouse glory. Signs, vintage furniture, fabrics, quilts (made and restored by the sister half of the ownership herself) antique items, modern decor, Seasonal decor, products from local vendors and beyond, and ALL of it is for sale.
Once I exited the house I met back up with Matthew who showed me around the remainder of the property. The garden shop is where you can find all sorts of garden tools, aids and remedies. He pointed out the already standing greenhouse that isn’t in full function yet, but is certainly coming along great.
Walther Gardens carries flowers, veggies and herbs for you gardening pleasure. Between the great selection they already have and the greenhouse in the works on the property, I can see this being on my list of plant spots easily.
Not to be out-shined by the rest of the property, this snowball stand sits in its own historic spotlight as the OLDEST snowball stand in Baltimore! Opening in 1928, this snowball stand is where you can find the neighbors and passers-by alike sitting around with their families enjoying each other.
Another addition coming to the garden, a SHE SHED! It will be set up like a bedroom and every part of it will also be for sale. I literally can not wait to experience this. As you can tell I enjoyed this place. They host seasonal events and as of now their annual tree lighting is what I’m looking forward to.
The thing that pulled my heart strings. The thing that connected me to this place besides the nostalgic aesthetic – When I thanked the owner from such a warm welcome and tour he tells me “…we have owned this place for five years. Its a labor of love and we are coming along great. One thing that I am proud of is that we are strongly tied into the community and are inclusive of everyone. We treat everyone as family, be it the man down on his luck or the president of the HOA. Everyone is apart of this place and treated as such when they come here. We invite the entire community in, its for them.” As someone who has lived in REAL communities and anti social communities alike (side eye), Matthews view is something I support. Inclusive demeanors create real communities with people that REALLY care. I won’t get on my soapbox about this, but it was refreshing to see and feel that realness there, I wonder what it would be like to have that feeling everywhere.
With that said, the next time you’re in the northeast Baltimore area, head on over and enjoy the garden. May your experience be as heart warming as mine was. Pssst…mural chasers, theres something on the property for you too.
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