Cylburn Arboretum, Baltimore’s largest public garden

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Trees, shrubs and flowers are blooming at Cylburn Arboretum. Spring colors welcome visitors to the largest public garden in Baltimore City.

Photos and text by Kim Hairston

While roaming even a small portion of the 207-acre park, it is easy to forget you are in the city.

The grounds were once the estate of Jesse Tyson, President of Baltimore Chrome Works. The Cylburn Mansion, completed in 1868, was designed by George A. Frederick, the architect for Baltimore’s City Hall.
The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is maintained by
The City of Baltimore Department of Recreation and Parks Horticultural Division with help from partners at the Cylburn Arboretum Association.

The association’s 48th Annual Market Day will be held on Saturday, May 7 with a preview sale on May 6th. It’s a time to buy plants and other garden related items as well as to get gardening advice.