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Garden paths

Garden paths

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When Cheval Opp retired from IBM, she knew exactly what she would do with her time.

Visit gardens.

"My whole life at IBM, whenever they would send me anywhere, I would take an extra day or a weekend and visit gardens," she said. "When I realized I'd be retiring and I could do anything I wanted, I knew what it would be."

Now Opp helps travelers and day trippers arrange tours of the many public gardens in the Mid-Atlantic area. She helps...