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Cylburn Arboretum Association Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Environment

Mission: To protect the arboretum as a place of open space, beauty, and learning; and to ensure the preservation, enhancement, and interpretation of the sites gardens, woodlands, historic buildings and collections as educational, environmental, and recreational assets for the benefit of the city and citizens of baltimore and surrounding regions.

Programs: Education: all programming at cylburn is has a core goal of educating. Education programs are concerned with issues that provide and enhance base knowledge in: environment, history, arts & culture, nature, recycling, wildlife, preservation and cultivation of trees, shrubs and plants, recreation, and health & wellness. Health & wellness: exercise, mindfulness, relaxation and seasonal healthy cooking are promoted through programs such as soup & walk, yoga, tai chi and summer camp. This program teaches all ages to be comfortable in nature and shows people how to reap the benefits of nature for personal and family health. Three and a half miles of hiking trail with peaceful stops/benches from which to observe nature more closely.

landscape: cylburn arboretum association gardeners and volunteers give support to the public gardens of the arboretum by supplementing the planting and maintenance of baltimore city department of recreation and parks horticulture division. Market day is the long standing traditional program that showcases the talents of cylburn and city gardeners and brings community of all ages together to enjoy and learn from experts in the garden.

art: the signature program art@cylburn promotes the symbiotic relation of nature inspiring art and art revealing nature. Music, painting, photography, and dance have brought many diverse communities together when showcased in the natural beauty of cylburn arboretum. The cylburn nature museum services science and art curriculums alike for public and private schools/groups.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Board Member

Rating: 5

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.

Barb25

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

What an amazing facility! Visited for the first time in over 30 years a couple weeks ago and have already been back...and plan on going back again. Beautiful grounds, magnificent mansion, lovely brunches, and friendly, knowledgable volunteers!

Board Member

Rating: 5

Cylburn is a truly magical place! Such a haven in the middle of the city, with wonderful programs for children and adults.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Board Member

Rating: 5

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....

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Clyburn Arboretum is a beautiful space to relax and enjoy all that nature has to offer. If you are a bird watcher, like to explore the many diverse trails, or visit the bird museum; this urban oasis is for you. It has been for me!!

Manami Brown

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work that the Association does to maintain and improve the beautify grounds of the Arboretum is a joy to all! The Arboretum serves many constituencies--from open space for neighboring communities, a place to take a walk in the city, learn about plants and trees, follow trails and birds--all of these wonderful experiences are available because of the good work the Association does.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

There are many reasons I love Cylburn, Baltimore's arboretum. Across from Sinai on greenspring Avenue, cylburn is free to all and easily accessible to city and county residents. I have been volunteering since 1989, and have watched Cylburn get more beautiful and more wonderful each year. Cylburn has 207 acres with over 3miles of trails. The trails are fanastic any season, but spring is spectacular with all the native wildflowers in bloom! Fall brings great color, amazing fungi, leaves falling from the big leaf magnolias which are so tall, they are only noticed when the leaves are on the ground. Wnter is great for the architecture of the trees that can only be seen without their leaves. Plus the volunteer gardeners and city park people who maintain the greenhouses and the grounds are wonderful to work with. Many friends have been gained from my association with Cylburn. Come and see for yourselves.

1 Karen212

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Cylburn Arboretum Association serves to help maintain and provide programming for the Cylburn Arboretum, a 207 acre urban oasis within Baltimore City. It is a pleasure to assist with arts programming and events at the arboretum, whose beautiful grounds are
an inspiration to myself and to many artists. The staff and the board are committed to the Association's mission and it is a satisfying to work alongside them.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

It's been an honor to serve on the board of the Cylburn Arboretum Association. I love being part of the preservation and beautification of this very special city park. It's a wonderful retreat where you can stroll along the walking trials, experience and learn about the lush gardens, admire the impressive collection of trees onsite, and refresh your soal. The CAA plays an important role in funding and implementing programs as our Soup and Walk series, Summer Nature Camp, Cylburn Sounds concert series and nature art exhibits including our Celebration of Art. Cylburn is a magical place and truely one of my favorite spots in Baltimore!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Cylburn Arboretum Association provides garden design and upkeep as well as educational opportunities for the city owned opportunities. Their work provides the residents of Baltimore city with 207 acres of natural beauty for FREE!