Today, Sept 12, 2015, my family and I visited Cylburn Arboretum. The grounds were well taken care of and the space was large enough for us to be able to walk around for an extended period of time. The landscaping is fantastic but even better was our time at the carriage house.
We met with a women by the name of Daisy and she had to have been one of the best guides that we've experienced in this kind of setting! She was very outgoing and showed a real passion for nature and for sharing her knowledge about Maryland plant life and wildlife. We really had a good time and plan to return more often.
Baltimore is so lucky to have Cylburn, and Cylburn is lucky to be in Baltimore. Situated at the top of the ridge above the Jones Falls, Cylburn's 200+ acres of woodlands and horticultural areas are a destination for families, a place to bring visitors from out of town, a place to see some really cool trees and gardens, a place to walk your dog, or a place to walk quietly through the woods. Free parking, admission, lots of paved (accessible) and rustic trails through the woods--it is a great place whether you are looking for a half hour break, or an afternoon's adventure--about 2 minutes from the JFX.
Until three years ago I had not spent much time at Cylburn. Because of their many outdoor and art programs, I am now there often. I have also encouraged the involvement of other area organizations.
Not only is Cylburn a green oasis in Baltimore City, it is also becoming a cultural hub and community gathering spot. The beauty of Cylburn has a calming and inspiring effect on all who go there, whether alone on a walk or for a program
Cylburn Arboretum is a hidden gem located in the heart of Baltimore. It has miles of walking trails, places for children to explore, ride bikes and learn about nature. The grounds include not only many beautiful gardens, but also rare tree specimens. There are great nature camps, birding adventures, garden markets and various other ways for the community to learn.
Cylburn is a truly magical place! Such a haven in the middle of the city, with wonderful programs for children and adults.
I've been visiting Cylburn since I was a young girl. It has changed in stature and beauty thanks to its inspired artist/gardeners, and hard working trails volunteers, but remains serene and restful just as I found it 50 year ago. Visit, walk, be inspired!
Cylburn is my moment of zen! Whether you want gardening ideas, a peaceful respite or a place to walk in the woods, Cylburn has it right there in the heart of the City! Spend 5 minutes or spend the day....
Cylburn Arboretum is a hidden gem in the Baltimore landscape. It is beautifully maintained, secluded and quiet, but 10 minutes away from the Inner Harbor. There's a great relationship between the Cylburn Association and Baltimore City so there's always something interesting going on from a horticultural or artistic perspective. The property is also available for private rental and it is a very popular spot for weddings, especially in the gardens in the Spring and Fall. The Vollmer Center is probably the "greenest" building in the city, with two green roofs, geothermal heating and cooling and a composting toilet system that is amazingly clean and super green! The park is dog friendly and kid friendly and the best place in the city to teach your children how to ride bikes. They have over 3 miles of both manicured and rustic trails, and the paved trails in the Arboretum proper (from the Vollmer Visitor Center and parking areas to Cylburn Mansion) are handicapped accessible. You will be blown away by how beautiful and nice the park is.