Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Cylburn Arboretum Friends Imagine 200 acres of green space in the heart of Baltimore where everyone can enjoy the beautiful gardens, walk peaceful trails, and visit to learn about, enjoy, and appreciate nature. This place is Cylburn Arboretum.
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Jacob’s Ladder glimpsed on the trail. #cylburnarboretum
04/17/2020

Jacob’s Ladder glimpsed on the trail. #cylburnarboretum

Cylburn Arboretum Friends's cover photo
04/14/2020

Cylburn Arboretum Friends's cover photo

04/14/2020

Some needed sunshine and bird songs after the storm.

Thank you French Paradox Wines of Stevenson Village for your generous donation and to all of our friends who participate...
04/13/2020

Thank you French Paradox Wines of Stevenson Village for your generous donation and to all of our friends who participated in the promotion. Owners Matt and Peter Wood donated 10% of sales for a week to support CAF so we can continue our work at the Arboretum. #thankyou #cylburnarboretum

04/13/2020

Enjoy these fleeting scenes of spring from Cylburn Arboretum. Stay well.

Epimedium X Perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ blooming in the woods and sending 💚 (look at the leaves). The common name is barr...
04/10/2020

Epimedium X Perralchicum ‘Frohnleiten’ blooming in the woods and sending 💚 (look at the leaves). The common name is barrenwort. #cylburnarboretum

Opening season for trout lilies. This spring ephemeral is native to North America and grows in woodland habitats. #ephem...
04/09/2020

Opening season for trout lilies. This spring ephemeral is native to North America and grows in woodland habitats. #ephemeral #spring #cylburnarboretum

We wish good health to all of our friends, especially those about to celebrate religious holidays without the traditiona...
04/08/2020

We wish good health to all of our friends, especially those about to celebrate religious holidays without the traditional gathering of family and friends. We look forward to all being together again soon. Now in bloom are bulbs we planted in the fall. #patience #staypositive #stayhealthy #spring #cylburnarboretum

Cylburn Arboretum Friends's cover photo
04/07/2020

Cylburn Arboretum Friends's cover photo

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2020/04/06/foraging-in-baltimore-in-the-time-of-a-pandemic/We thought you might be interes...
04/07/2020
Urban foraging in Baltimore in the time of a pandemic | Baltimore Brew

https://www.baltimorebrew.com/2020/04/06/foraging-in-baltimore-in-the-time-of-a-pandemic/

We thought you might be interested in this foraging article that appeared in the Baltimore Brew. It has lots of interesting tips, but please don't eat something if you are not sure what it is or if it's edible.

Flowers you can eat, fiddleheads you can fry, weeds you can sautee. The Urban Forager looks for what’s edible in your backyard and beyond.

Tell us what Cylburn Arboretum means to you, especially now during these uncertain times.You can comment here or email c...
04/06/2020

Tell us what Cylburn Arboretum means to you, especially now during these uncertain times.
You can comment here or email [email protected]. We want to hear from you. Alex Gilbug made this painting yesterday while at Cylburn and kindly shared it with us on Facebook. Thank you. #cylburnarboretum

Today at Cylburn.  @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends
04/05/2020

Today at Cylburn. @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Fritillaria persica near the mansion. #cylburnarboretum #fritillaria
04/04/2020

Fritillaria persica near the mansion. #cylburnarboretum #fritillaria

Take a break and enjoy the gardens. This family spent a day last week walking and scooting around Cylburn. Here they too...
04/03/2020

Take a break and enjoy the gardens. This family spent a day last week walking and scooting around Cylburn. Here they took some time to admire the Larrabee Garden. #getsomefreshair #vitamind #cylburnarboretum

Nice work Lady Baltimore enjoying the cherry blossoms while practicing social distancing. #cylburnarboretum
04/02/2020

Nice work Lady Baltimore enjoying the cherry blossoms while practicing social distancing. #cylburnarboretum

Garden Tip: Remove these appropriately named “shot weeds” as soon as possible or the flower head will shoot seeds that w...
04/01/2020

Garden Tip: Remove these appropriately named “shot weeds” as soon as possible or the flower head will shoot seeds that will germinate dozens of offspring until it eventually over runs your garden. No April Fools. #cylburnarboretum @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Choose Happiness. Should we share pictures of plants in our yards and homes? This one of the Cylburn mansion house was f...
03/31/2020

Choose Happiness. Should we share pictures of plants in our yards and homes? This one of the Cylburn mansion house was from last week. #letshavefun #houseplants #trees

Come on in and support Cylburn Arboretum Friends. The French Paradox Wines in Stephenson Village is generously donating ...
03/30/2020

Come on in and support Cylburn Arboretum Friends. The French Paradox Wines in Stephenson Village is generously donating a percentage of sales to CAF through April 4. Curbside pickup and home-delivery available. Thank you for supporting CAF and this family-owned business.

Spring trio. #cylburnarboretum #baltimore #spring
03/28/2020

Spring trio. #cylburnarboretum #baltimore #spring

Can you identify which Cylburn named memorial garden this is and what plants are pictured? #letshavefun #cylburnarboretu...
03/27/2020

Can you identify which Cylburn named memorial garden this is and what plants are pictured? #letshavefun #cylburnarboretum #springblooms

Early bloomers still beautiful in the shady garden today. #springblooms #cylburnarboretum  @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends
03/26/2020

Early bloomers still beautiful in the shady garden today. #springblooms #cylburnarboretum @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

03/26/2020

Greetings from the magnolia collection and the joyful birds. #magnolia #spring #birdsong #baltimore #cylburnarboretum

The daphne in front of the Vollmer Center is almost in full bloom. #daphne #spring #cylburnarboretum
03/25/2020

The daphne in front of the Vollmer Center is almost in full bloom. #daphne #spring #cylburnarboretum

Trillium are getting a little closer to opening. Beautiful at every stage. #trillium #spring #cylburnarboretum #baltimor...
03/24/2020

Trillium are getting a little closer to opening. Beautiful at every stage. #trillium #spring #cylburnarboretum #baltimore

03/24/2020

Pretty in pink. #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore #magnolia

03/23/2020

Please Help non-profits by encouraging you representatives to pass the CARES ACT. It will be a lifeline for those that work for nonprofits - not just us at Cylburn Arboretum Friends.
The message below was written and distributed by the Baltimore National Heritage Area. Scroll to the bottom for action links.
Thank you!

FROM BNHA:

Please take a moment to read this important message, share it with others and contact your U.S. Senators and Representative today on Monday, March 23rd.

Congress is right now at work on the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act” or CARES ACT. This emergency financial legislation was initially drafted by the Republicans in the U.S. Senate and is now being circulated to the Democrats in both the House and the Senate for input and approval.

This is LIFESAVING legislation for nonprofits and many for-profit companies that are key to the supply chain for the nonprofit sector. Here's what it proposes:

Four months of an organization's operating expenses to be used to meet your operating expenses from March 1 (retroactively) through June 30.
This is NOT a loan. It's an outright grant, provided you use all the money to pay for staff and expenses. If you follow the rules any repayment obligation will be completely forgiven.
If the organization - either nonprofit or for-profit, fails to use all the money for staff and operating purposes the part not used for that will become a loan. However, even if some of the money becomes a loan, no collateral, personal guarantees, or organizational guarantees are required. The portion that becomes “debt” is guaranteed by the U.S. Government and any repayments will be deferred for a year at very low or no interest.
Too good to be true? Absolutely not. And especially not if we all rally to contact our Senators and Representatives to urge its passage. Currently, the bill is not going through the normal committee process. It's being negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats leadership, Senator to Senator, Representative to Representative in a process aimed at enacting this quickly.

TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE. Please take these steps first thing Monday morning:

Weigh in with your Senators and Representative urging them to support the CARES Act and to make sure these provisions are included in the bill:

The need for emergency funds for nonprofits so they can retain employees during this critical time; and
The need for a universal charitable tax deduction that all donors can claim, regardless of their income, to motivate people to give to all types of nonprofit causes.
You can find the names and contact information for your U.S. Senators here, and the name and contact information for your U.S. Representative here

The Nonprofit Alliance is on top of this emergency legislation. If you have questions or wish to report how your calls to your Senators and Representatives go you can contact Shannon McCracken at [email protected].

Many thanks, be well.

The Baltimore National Heritage Area Staff

So many beautiful spring blooms at Cylburn. Even if you can not make it to the Arboretum, we hope you are able to enjoy ...
03/22/2020

So many beautiful spring blooms at Cylburn. Even if you can not make it to the Arboretum, we hope you are able to enjoy a little springtime.

Warmer temperatures are encouraging some new discoveries on Circle Trail. The bloom of the bloodroot doubled since earli...
03/20/2020

Warmer temperatures are encouraging some new discoveries on Circle Trail. The bloom of the bloodroot doubled since earlier today and ostrich fern fiddleheads are beginning to show. The trillium are getting a little closer to flowering. #spring #ephemeral #cylburnarboretum @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

03/20/2020

Here’s a little sunshine. #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore

From the Cylburn trails today. Happy Spring!
03/20/2020

From the Cylburn trails today. Happy Spring!

Feeling blue ... Virginia bluebells, blue (and white) scilla, blurry blue butterfly and a bee on bluish borage.  Thanks ...
03/19/2020

Feeling blue ... Virginia bluebells, blue (and white) scilla, blurry blue butterfly and a bee on bluish borage. Thanks Bev for pointing out these beauties. We will do our best to keep sharing posts of spring blooms. #spring #cylburnarboretum #baltimore @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Really worth a visit. And this is just the beginning. #cylburnarboretum #daffodils #spring
03/19/2020

Really worth a visit. And this is just the beginning. #cylburnarboretum #daffodils #spring

03/18/2020

Be happy like the birds. #cylburnarboretum #baltimore #spring

You can still take a walk. Cylburn Arboretum grounds are open. The facilities, including restrooms, are closed. Schedule...
03/17/2020

You can still take a walk. Cylburn Arboretum grounds are open. The facilities, including restrooms, are closed. Scheduled CAF events through April are postponed or cancelled. We will post updates as they occur. @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Friends, We are adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions and have cancelled or postponed all programs though April. The Arb...
03/17/2020

Friends, We are adhering to the Covid-19 restrictions and have cancelled or postponed all programs though April. The Arboretum grounds are open but our facilities, including restrooms, are closed. We will keep our page and website updated. Stay well.

Take a walk. Feel good. Enjoy spring. #ephemeral #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore
03/15/2020

Take a walk. Feel good. Enjoy spring. #ephemeral #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore

Beautiful day for a walk. So much to enjoy at Cylburn. Today the lilac daphne began to open. #cylburnarboretum #baltimor...
03/14/2020

Beautiful day for a walk. So much to enjoy at Cylburn. Today the lilac daphne began to open. #cylburnarboretum #baltimore #spring

Like rays of sunshine. #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore
03/13/2020

Like rays of sunshine. #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore

Nice way to enjoy the sunny spring weather at Cylburn Arboretum.
03/13/2020

Nice way to enjoy the sunny spring weather at Cylburn Arboretum.

Congratulations Gerald Smith on your promotion as park maintenance supervisor. Well deserved!
03/12/2020

Congratulations Gerald Smith on your promotion as park maintenance supervisor. Well deserved!

Making room for SPRING.
03/11/2020

Making room for SPRING.

Cylburn Arboretum Friends's cover photo
03/11/2020

Cylburn Arboretum Friends's cover photo

Come enjoy the many spring beauties. #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore  @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends
03/11/2020

Come enjoy the many spring beauties. #cylburnarboretum #spring #baltimore @ Cylburn Arboretum Friends

Here for such a short while.
03/10/2020

Here for such a short while.

03/05/2020

Great day to take a walk and enjoy early spring blooms. #hellebores #cylburnarboretum #baltimore

Address

4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD
21209

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 20:00
Thursday 08:00 - 20:00
Friday 08:00 - 20:00
Saturday 08:00 - 20:00
Sunday 08:00 - 20:00

Telephone

(410) 367-2217

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Welcome to Cylburn Arboretum, a 200-acre urban oasis in Baltimore City. Cylburn is a place of natural beauty and learning with hundreds of specimen trees and plantings, gorgeous gardens, wooded trails, and an historic mansion. The Cylburn Arboretum Friends is the park’s non-profit friends group, enriching and enhancing the arboretum in a variety of ways and providing programs for the community. For more information about Cylburn visit cylburn.org. We hope you’ll visit soon!


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Do you know if the park is still closed tomorrow (4/18) for Arborist Day? We were planning to have a tiny wedding ceremony by the magnolias and just saw that it might be closed!! 😲
Robin in Malus "Prairie Fire" Flowering Crabapple April 12, 2020 Cylburn Arboretum
People enjoying Cylburn Arboretum while keeping their distance, all without leaving the city...
Nature Hike to look for Flowers and Frogs, this Saturday, March 14th, 1 - 2:30 PM. Meet at the Carriage House.
Nature Hike - this Sunday, March 15th, 8:30 AM - 10 AM Join City Naturalist Molly O. Hoopes on a hike around the gardens of Cylburn Arboretum to sketch flowers and flowering trees. You are likely to see crocuses, daffodils, snowdrops, flowering crabapple trees and cherry blossoms Clipboards will be provided. Meet in the Greenhouse Classroom.
Botanical Art Class - Tuesday, March 17, 6 PM - 8:45 PM Spring has sprung! Come and enjoy our daffodil patches. Paint a picture of one to take home. Practice color-mixing, and learn traditional watercolor techniques. Bring a block of hot press watercolor paper, Kolinsky sable brushes sizes 4 and 0, palette paper, a palette with a lid, tracing paper, a hard pencil, plastic eraser, kneaded eraser, and desk lamp. Or just bring whatever art supplies you want to use! Questions? Contact Naturalist Molly at (410) 396-7839 or [email protected]
Book-Signing at Cylburn Arboretum in the Vollmer Auditorium, Thursday, April 30th, 7 PM Local artists, including Lucy B. Hoopes, Clark T. Riley, and Alex Duvan will be reading from their books and selling copies. A portion of the sales will go to Cylburn Arboretum. Clark Riley is an orchid expert who has built his own greenhouse. He lectures on orchids around the country as well as writes novels that will be for sale. Lucy B. Hoopes is a retired English/writing teacher who has her own editing business. She’ll be happy to do a one-page FREE edit of your writing WHILE YOU WAIT. Three of her own novels will be for sale, two of which are part of her Persephone/ Demeter/ Hecate trilogy. It’s time to welcome Persephone back from the Underworld as she once again helps her mother the Grain Goddess grow the latest crop of spring barley. You may want to dress as your favorite character from Greek mythology!
Can anyone help with this grass ID? It’s about 6-7’ high. No markers and it’s planted in multiple places.
What does this represent?
Trip to Mexico’s Monarch Country February 22–26, 2020 with Optional 2-day Botanical Art extension Fellow Friend of Mother Earth: I am writing to invite you to join me to see one of Nature’s wonders, the gathering of millions of Monarch butterflies in their forests west of Mexico City, the terminus of their annual 2,000-miles journey south. The dates of our trip are February 22-26, 2020. We begin our four days together in Mexico City’s historic center, followed the next day by an excursion to Teotihuacan to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and then tour the famous National Museum of Anthropology, depicting the amazing pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica. Days 3 and 4, we spend in Monarch Country to connect with nature and the local people. It will be an experience of amazing nature and wonderful food! If interested, let me know and I will email you the full trip itinerary. For those who can stay longer, I am offering a 2-day extension (Feb. 26-28, 2020) during which you will participate in a Botanical Art workshop, returning to El Rosario to illustrate nectar flowers and monarchs in their overwintering habitat, and also attend the National Monarch Festival. It would be a pleasure to have you join us! Best, Molly Hoopes Program Coordinator (Baltimore) Monarch Sister Schools Program Email: [email protected] Call or Text: (443) 453-2482 NOTE: The trip is organized by William Dent, Director of the Monarch Sister Schools Program, which connects children in the U.S. and Mexico through the shared phenomenon of the monarch butterfly migration and supports school project to restore habitat for monarchs. .
Trip to Mexico’s Monarch Country February 22–26, 2020 with Optional 2-day Botanical Art extension Fellow Friend of Mother Earth: I am writing to invite you to join me to see one of Nature’s wonders, the gathering of millions of Monarch butterflies in their forests west of Mexico City, the terminus of their annual 2,000-miles journey south. The dates of our trip are February 22-26, 2020. We begin our four days together in Mexico City’s historic center, followed the next day by an excursion to Teotihuacan to climb the Pyramid of the Sun and then tour the famous National Museum of Anthropology, depicting the amazing pre-Columbian civilizations of Mesoamerica. Days 3 and 4, we spend in Monarch Country to connect with nature and the local people. It will be an experience of amazing nature and wonderful food! If interested, let me know and I will email you the full trip itinerary. For those who can stay longer, I am offering a 2-day extension (Feb. 26-28, 2020) during which you will participate in a Botanical Art workshop, returning to El Rosario to illustrate nectar flowers and monarchs in their overwintering habitat, and also attend the National Monarch Festival. It would be a pleasure to have you join us! Best, Molly Hoopes Program Coordinator (Baltimore) Monarch Sister Schools Program Email: [email protected] Call or Text: (443) 453-2482 NOTE: The trip is organized by William Dent, Director of the Monarch Sister Schools Program, which connects children in the U.S. and Mexico through the shared phenomenon of the monarch butterfly migration and supports school project to restore habitat for monarchs. .