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.
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Happy Arbor Day from Cylburn Arboretum Friends!By request, the mailbox for your Letters to the Trees will remain up thro...
04/30/2021

Happy Arbor Day from Cylburn Arboretum Friends!

By request, the mailbox for your Letters to the Trees will remain up through the weekend. Come visit the iconic Dawn Redwood, and while you're here submit a letter, drawing, story, poem, or even just a note to your favorite tree. There are many trees to choose from at Cylburn Arboretum!

Happy Arbor Day from Cylburn Arboretum Friends!

By request, the mailbox for your Letters to the Trees will remain up through the weekend. Come visit the iconic Dawn Redwood, and while you're here submit a letter, drawing, story, poem, or even just a note to your favorite tree. There are many trees to choose from at Cylburn Arboretum!

04/29/2021
Tomorrow is National Arbor Day! Which is your favorite tree? Perhaps a southern magnolia, shown here.Celebrate Arbor Day...
04/29/2021

Tomorrow is National Arbor Day! Which is your favorite tree? Perhaps a southern magnolia, shown here.

Celebrate Arbor Day with us:
Discover your favorite tree at Cylburn and write a letter, note, story, or poem - or -draw or paint your tree. Be creative and have fun! Friday, April 30 is the last day to send us your entries. Scan and email to us, or drop in the tree letter box at the Cylburn mansion.

#myfavoritetree #arborday #earthday #lettertoatree #cylburnarboretum

Tomorrow is National Arbor Day! Which is your favorite tree? Perhaps a southern magnolia, shown here.

Celebrate Arbor Day with us:
Discover your favorite tree at Cylburn and write a letter, note, story, or poem - or -draw or paint your tree. Be creative and have fun! Friday, April 30 is the last day to send us your entries. Scan and email to us, or drop in the tree letter box at the Cylburn mansion.

#myfavoritetree #arborday #earthday #lettertoatree #cylburnarboretum

Dogwood trees are putting on their spring show, like this Celestial Rutgers Dogwood located in front of the Vollmer Cent...
04/28/2021

Dogwood trees are putting on their spring show, like this Celestial Rutgers Dogwood located in front of the Vollmer Center. What's your favorite flowering tree?

Celebrate Arbor Day and send a letter or drawing in appreciation of your favorite tree! Scan and email to us or drop in the tree letter mailbox on the front porch of the Cylburn Mansion.

#lettertoatree #myfavoritetree #ArborDay #EarthDay #celebratetrees #cylburnarboretum

Dogwood trees are putting on their spring show, like this Celestial Rutgers Dogwood located in front of the Vollmer Center. What's your favorite flowering tree?

Celebrate Arbor Day and send a letter or drawing in appreciation of your favorite tree! Scan and email to us or drop in the tree letter mailbox on the front porch of the Cylburn Mansion.

#lettertoatree #myfavoritetree #ArborDay #EarthDay #celebratetrees #cylburnarboretum

Letters to the Trees - here is one of the first entries we received over the weekend, drawn by an anonymous visitor.  Th...
04/26/2021

Letters to the Trees - here is one of the first entries we received over the weekend, drawn by an anonymous visitor. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Write a letter to your favorite tree! Between Earth Day and Arbor Day, join us in celebrating the trees of Cylburn Arboretum. Learn how to send us your letter: https://cylburn.org/write-a-letter-to-a-tree/

Letters to the Trees - here is one of the first entries we received over the weekend, drawn by an anonymous visitor. Thank you for sharing your experience!

Write a letter to your favorite tree! Between Earth Day and Arbor Day, join us in celebrating the trees of Cylburn Arboretum. Learn how to send us your letter: https://cylburn.org/write-a-letter-to-a-tree/

Now in Bloom: This is a particularly great year for Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud trees.  Visit this one in the Sh...
04/25/2021

Now in Bloom: This is a particularly great year for Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud trees. Visit this one in the Shady Garden, just behind the Cylburn mansion.

While you're here, join the fun and celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with us! Write a letter to your favorite tree and drop it in the tree mailbox on the front porch of the mansion. We will be sharing the letters with our community. Details here:
https://cylburn.org/write-a-letter-to-a-tree/

#cylburnarboretum #myfavoritetree #lettertoatree #EarthDay #ArborDay

Now in Bloom: This is a particularly great year for Cercis canadensis or eastern redbud trees. Visit this one in the Shady Garden, just behind the Cylburn mansion.

While you're here, join the fun and celebrate Earth Day and Arbor Day with us! Write a letter to your favorite tree and drop it in the tree mailbox on the front porch of the mansion. We will be sharing the letters with our community. Details here:
https://cylburn.org/write-a-letter-to-a-tree/

#cylburnarboretum #myfavoritetree #lettertoatree #EarthDay #ArborDay

HAPPY EARTH DAY!  Celebrate with us by writing a letter (or poem, note, or story) to your favorite tree at Cylburn, and ...
04/22/2021

HAPPY EARTH DAY! Celebrate with us by writing a letter (or poem, note, or story) to your favorite tree at Cylburn, and drop it in our tree letter mailbox, on the front porch of the Cylburn mansion. Drawings and paintings are also accepted - be as creative as you like! Entries will be accepted until April 30. Watch for your letter to be included in our upcoming online gallery, Letters to the Trees.
#earthday2021 #EarthDay #earthdaybaltimore #celebratetrees

HAPPY EARTH DAY! Celebrate with us by writing a letter (or poem, note, or story) to your favorite tree at Cylburn, and drop it in our tree letter mailbox, on the front porch of the Cylburn mansion. Drawings and paintings are also accepted - be as creative as you like! Entries will be accepted until April 30. Watch for your letter to be included in our upcoming online gallery, Letters to the Trees.
#earthday2021 #EarthDay #earthdaybaltimore #celebratetrees

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 30.  Join us in celebrating the trees at Cylburn Arboretum! A fun and easy ...
04/19/2021

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 30. Join us in celebrating the trees at Cylburn Arboretum!

A fun and easy activity for all. Choose your favorite tree and write a note, letter, poem, or story. Or, draw or paint the tree - in one season or many; include wildlife, or maybe a self-portrait of you or your family and friends at Cylburn! Scan and email to us, or submit your original letter in an envelope addressed to "Cylburn Arboretum Friends" with your name and contact information. Drop your envelope in the Tree Letter box on the front porch of the mansion, from April 22 - April 30. By submitting a letter you agree that CAF may include your letter in our upcoming online gallery, social media pages, or publications.

Earth Day is April 22 and Arbor Day is April 30. Join us in celebrating the trees at Cylburn Arboretum!

A fun and easy activity for all. Choose your favorite tree and write a note, letter, poem, or story. Or, draw or paint the tree - in one season or many; include wildlife, or maybe a self-portrait of you or your family and friends at Cylburn! Scan and email to us, or submit your original letter in an envelope addressed to "Cylburn Arboretum Friends" with your name and contact information. Drop your envelope in the Tree Letter box on the front porch of the mansion, from April 22 - April 30. By submitting a letter you agree that CAF may include your letter in our upcoming online gallery, social media pages, or publications.

Find out all about daffodils on a series of walks offered by our friends at Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and the ...
04/08/2021
Learn About Daffodils

Find out all about daffodils on a series of walks offered by our friends at Baltimore City Recreation and Parks and the Maryland Daffodil Society, on Saturday, April 10. Registration required. Visit the website below to sign up or contact [email protected] for more information.

Baltimore City Recreation and Parks’ Horticulture Division is proud to partner with the Maryland Daffodil Society to offer programs and tours in celebration of Spring and the arrival of the d…

Spring is almost here, but don't plan an evening excursion to Cylburn just yet!  Open hours are still Tues - Sun, 8am- 5...
03/15/2021

Spring is almost here, but don't plan an evening excursion to Cylburn just yet! Open hours are still Tues - Sun, 8am- 5pm.

When Baltimore City Rec. and Parks announces the change to the seasonal 8pm closing time, we will post that announcement on our website and social media pages. Please stay tuned!

Spring is almost here, but don't plan an evening excursion to Cylburn just yet! Open hours are still Tues - Sun, 8am- 5pm.

When Baltimore City Rec. and Parks announces the change to the seasonal 8pm closing time, we will post that announcement on our website and social media pages. Please stay tuned!

MARCH MEMBER MADNESS!Join now for ALL of the benefits of membership including:*First notice of online Market Day shoppin...
03/01/2021

MARCH MEMBER MADNESS!
Join now for ALL of the benefits of membership including:
*First notice of online Market Day shopping
*Discount on Summer Nature Camp registration
*Free access to the Cylburn Garden Club monthly programs
PLUS – A packet of salvia seeds from our friends and Market Day vendor Putnam Hill Nursery. Salvia is beneficial to pollinators and often used in Traditional Chinese Medicine. (Note: The CGC March program is Medicinal Herbs – Don’t miss it!)
To join visit membership.cylburn.org or visit cylburn.org for more details.

02/24/2021

With funding from the Pimlico Community Development Authority, artists Whitney Frazier and Graham Coriel-Allen (along with DOP, BCRP, Cylburn Arboretum Friends, and Cylburn Combined Community Associations) have begun designing wayfinding public art in order to connect Pimlico Elementary Middle School students with nearby natural resources. The Pimlico Elementary/Middle School INSPIRE plan seeks to improve the connection between Pimlico Elementary/Middle School and three important recreational, natural, and educational assets: the Cylburn Arboretum and Jones Falls Trail to the east and CC Jackson Recreation Center to the west. Despite being located just one-half mile from any of these Baltimore gems, there was found to be little physical or social connection between Pimlico Elementary/Middle School students and these locations.

Installation of Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly signs and stencils of flowers along Oakley Avenue has begun and will be completed in early 2021. (Reprinted from the Baltimore City Department of Housing & Community Development Compass e-newsletter - https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/MDBALT/bulletins/2c01991)

For more information on Wayfinding Public Art in Park Heights, please visit Whitney Frazier’s Park Heights Pathways website: https://parkheightspathways.com

Interested in learning about urban farming in Baltimore and beyond? Join the Cylburn Garden Club as we welcome Richard F...
02/01/2021

Interested in learning about urban farming in Baltimore and beyond? Join the Cylburn Garden Club as we welcome Richard Francis, known to many locals as Farmer Chippy, to discuss urban farming, eliminating food insecurity and building strong community. Francis is a delegate for the American Farm Bureau and the executive director of Plantation Park Heights.
The event will be held on zoom this Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. and is open to current CAF members. There is still time to join by visiting membership.cylburn.org and let us know you want to participate what promises to be a lively and informative discussion with this vibrant community leader.

Interested in learning about urban farming in Baltimore and beyond? Join the Cylburn Garden Club as we welcome Richard Francis, known to many locals as Farmer Chippy, to discuss urban farming, eliminating food insecurity and building strong community. Francis is a delegate for the American Farm Bureau and the executive director of Plantation Park Heights.
The event will be held on zoom this Thursday, Feb. 4 at 5:30 p.m. and is open to current CAF members. There is still time to join by visiting membership.cylburn.org and let us know you want to participate what promises to be a lively and informative discussion with this vibrant community leader.

Spring garden planning today! Become a member of CAF today and attend the Cylburn Garden Club meeting tonight at 5:30 wh...
01/07/2021

Spring garden planning today! Become a member of CAF today and attend the Cylburn Garden Club meeting tonight at 5:30 when Laura Beth Resnick of Butterbee Farm will inspire us with her professional techniques for growing beautiful cut flowers. Email [email protected] for details. The meeting is virtual.

Thank you Joe Shatus for sharing these amazing photographs of Cylburn Arboretum. Joe was the CAF fall photo contest winn...
12/29/2020

Thank you Joe Shatus for sharing these amazing photographs of Cylburn Arboretum. Joe was the CAF fall photo contest winner -announced on 12/21. This is more of his work.

Happy Winter Solstice! We are celebrating by sharing Joe Shatus's inspiring photo of the Japanese Maples. This was the w...
12/21/2020

Happy Winter Solstice! We are celebrating by sharing Joe Shatus's inspiring photo of the Japanese Maples. This was the winner of the Fall 2020 photo contest. The photo was taken with black and white film.

Still shopping for winter decorations?  This is the last week for BCRP’s poinsettia sale! Details are below.
12/07/2020

Still shopping for winter decorations? This is the last week for BCRP’s poinsettia sale! Details are below.

🌹Looking to brighten up your home this winter? Our annual Poinsettia Sale returns this month! Order online and pick up your flowers contact-free at Cylburn Arboretum's Greenhouses.

Buy yours today at tinyurl.com/PoinsettiaSaleBCRP! Prices start at $6.

11/26/2020

Happy Thanksgiving from Cylburn Arboretum Friends!
Please note that our grounds will be closed today.

Take a hike and look for: Picoides pubescens/ the Downy Woodpecker.  Many of our seasonal Maryland birds have already mi...
11/24/2020

Take a hike and look for: Picoides pubescens/ the Downy Woodpecker. Many of our seasonal Maryland birds have already migrated south to their winter homes, but you can find Downies in our forests year-round. This photo was sent to us by Fred Koors.

Special Announcement:  The French Paradox Wines has generously extended their donation days for us.  Shop today and tomo...
11/13/2020

Special Announcement: The French Paradox Wines has generously extended their donation days for us. Shop today and tomorrow (11/13 and 11/14), and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Cylburn Arboretum Friends. Choose from a wide selection of beer, wine, spirits, and locally produced, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, bread, and produce. Shop in person, or call the store with questions. https://thefrenchparadoxwines.com/

Thank you so much for your support - it is greatly appreciated!

The grounds at Cylburn Arboretum will be closed to visitors today, Saturday, November 7th, for Maryland Arborist Day.  T...
11/07/2020

The grounds at Cylburn Arboretum will be closed to visitors today, Saturday, November 7th, for Maryland Arborist Day. Thanks to the Maryland Arborist Association for organizing this full day of volunteer work provided by tree care professionals. This important work will greatly benefit the health and longevity of our trees, and the beauty of our landscape. The Arboretum is closed today to allow this work to take place safely. http://www.mdarborist.com/

Only two days left!  Shop at The French Paradox Wines on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, and 10% of you...
11/06/2020

Only two days left! Shop at The French Paradox Wines on Friday, November 6th and Saturday, November 7th, and 10% of your purchase will be donated to Cylburn Arboretum Friends.
https://thefrenchparadoxwines.com/

Our beloved ginkgo biloba/ Maidenhair tree, planted at least 100 years ago, is a must-see this November. After changing ...
11/05/2020

Our beloved ginkgo biloba/ Maidenhair tree, planted at least 100 years ago, is a must-see this November. After changing color, from summer green to bright fall yellow, all of the leaves will drop to the ground at once. See if you can guess which day it will happen!

FALL PHOTO CONTEST UPDATE Today is the final day to send us your entries! Email your original photo taken at Cylburn Arb...
10/30/2020

FALL PHOTO CONTEST UPDATE Today is the final day to send us your entries! Email your original photo taken at Cylburn Arboretum to [email protected] with your name and contact information. We have received so many wonderful photos so far - thank you to everyone who has participated!

Not just for Halloween: Maryland is home to ten different species of bats, and all of them are considered in need of con...
10/29/2020

Not just for Halloween: Maryland is home to ten different species of bats, and all of them are considered in need of conservation. Bats provide great ecological service by eating pest insects such as mosquitoes, gnats, flies, wasps, beetles, and stink bugs. Look for their tell-tale silhouettes against the sky just after sunset or at dusk. Consider supporting these creatures by constructing a bat box at your home. Thanks to our friends at the Maryland Department of Natural Resources for this photo.

Shop local and support CAF!  Local Baltimore favorite B. Willow has generously offered to donate 10% of today's sales to...
10/26/2020

Shop local and support CAF! Local Baltimore favorite B. Willow has generously offered to donate 10% of today's sales to Cylburn Arboretum Friends. Shop online today, and follow B. Willow for updates.

🍁 Giveaway!🍁 Today’s first 10 online orders will receive a free 4” red Maranta. PLUS, tag a friend who doesn’t yet follow Cylburn Arboretum Friends, make sure both of you do, and enter to win a free Cylburn membership AND a guided tour! That’s not all, 10% of sales each Monday goes directly to our featured non-profit. You guessed it, October’s is Cylburn!

🌱 “A 200-acre urban oasis, Cylburn is so much more than just a quiet green space, a serene park in the middle of Baltimore City. It is a center of environmental beauty and learning where visitors can discover the natural world, be inspired by gorgeous gardens, enjoy walking woodland trails, and explore local history.

🍂 Cylburn Arboretum Friends is the non-profit organization that works in partnership with Baltimore City's Department of Recreation and Parks. We help maintain the gardens and grounds at Cylburn Arboretum and offer nature education programs for people of all ages. Our mission is to provide support and stewardship for Cylburn Arboretum as a place of natural beauty, tranquility, culture, and learning, open to all.

🌲 We offer seasonal workshops and gardening programs, a variety of walks and tours, and a summer camp program for children, as well as volunteer opportunities. Our popular Market Day event, now a Baltimore tradition, is held annually each spring in May. Our members help support our work and enjoy many benefits throughout the year, including our Cylburn Garden Club.

🌷 Plans for our new Nature Education Center, to be located in the historic Carriage House at Cylburn Arboretum, are currently in the early stages of planning. Sign up for our monthly newsletter - or - visit www.cylburn.org to find out more!”

Address

4915 Greenspring Ave
Baltimore, MD
21209

Opening Hours

Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00
Saturday 08:00 - 17:00
Sunday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(410) 367-2217

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Discover Cylburn!

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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Don't forget about the Autumn Masquerade Hike today 2:00 - 3:00 at the Cylburn Mansion! Treats, tricks, skeletons! Advance registration required at bcrp.baltimorecity.gov Only 10 participants allowed, so hurry and register!
Sharing a seat
Fields of lavender
Elephant Ears
More sunshine
Sunshine
Homeschool at Cylburn Join us on 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, starting October 14th, for Nature Hikes, Art Activities, and Science Lessions, all held outdoors. 10 people maximum at each session. Advance registration required at bcrp.baltimorecity.gov
Cylburn Nature & Art Club: Every Wednesday, 2:30 - 4 PM, for elementary school students, starting October 14th. Club held outdoors on mansion porch, in the gardens, on the lawn, and on the trails. Learn about Nature while having fun and doing art activities! Advance registration required at bcrp.baltimorecity.gov Must sign up for all 8 sessions, October 14 - December 9. Questions? Contact (410) 396-7839
Nature Storytime 2nd and 4th Wednesdays, 10 - 11 AM, starting tomorrow, October 14th, on the Cylburn Mansion porch. Advance registration required at bcrp.baltimorecity.gov Questions? Call (410) 396-7839 Themes: October 14: Monarch Butterflies October 28th: Tracks and S**t November 11: Trees
My Mother an Myself Donated Dining Room Table, Side Boards, Dishes. First Floor
Its Friday afternoon and I'm climbing trees by myself! I hope my friend comes and gets me soon!
The Dahlias were in bloom yesterday at Cylburn Arboretum.