In the Community

The Society supports other local organizations in activities of a horticultural nature, providing funds and volunteers to assist in special events, community beautification and environmental projects.

2018 Garden Intern for Cylburn Arboretum

2018 Garden Intern for Cylburn Arboretum

Anthony Venable of Washington, D.C., was the 2018 summer intern at Cylburn Arboretum.The internship program is co-sponsored by the Horticultural Society of Maryland, the Cylburn Arboretum Association and the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, each of which...

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Annual Tool Drive, May 8, 2018

Annual Tool Drive, May 8, 2018

The recipient was CHUG (Cherry Hill Urban Garden). Inspiring people about their own health was at the core of Juanita Ewell’s intent when she began CHUG in 2010 on 1-1/2 acres of unused city land as a means of “saving the community” because she knew that a garden...

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Little Leaves at the Rawlings Conservatory

Little Leaves at the Rawlings Conservatory

The Horticultural Society of Maryland has awarded a grant to Little Leaves, a science-based learning program for Baltimore City second graders at the Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens. The Friends of the Rawlings Conservatory and Rawlings staff...

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2016 Garden Intern for Cylburn Arboretum

2016 Garden Intern for Cylburn Arboretum

Charlotte A. L’Esperance, a Master of Landscape Architecture student at Morgan State University, is the 2016 summer intern at Cylburn Arboretum.The internship program is co-sponsored by the Horticultural Society of Maryland, the Cylburn Arboretum Association and the...

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Annual Tool Drive

Annual Tool Drive

For the past five years, prior to our May lectures, members have donated garden tools (used and new) of all sorts —from shovels, spades, hoes and rakes, to composters and a wheelbarrow—to help support community gardening groups. The Tool Drive is organized by the...

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Vollmer Center Garden

Vollmer Center Garden

The Horticultural Society of Maryland, as part of their initial fundraising for the building of The Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum, pledged to design, build and maintain the garden at the front entrance of the new horticultural center. Formally dedicated on...

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Community Gardening Grants

Community Gardening Grants

In spring 2015, HSM awarded $1,200 grants to two Baltimore organizations that encourage children to get involved with gardening. One of this year’s recipients was the Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory’s Community Gardening Day program. On Gardening Day, teams of...

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Other Notable Community Events

Scholarship Program

A Scholarship Program was established in 1997 for the purpose of providing tuition support to students in the field of horticulture. In the year 2000, HSM established the HSM Scholarship Endowment at the Community College of Baltimore County–Dundalk Foundation for students enrolled in the Horticulture Department at the Dundalk Campus.

The Sidney Silber Scholarship Award

Each year a scholarship is awarded to a student of horticulture/landscape at a Maryland university to attend the society’s daylong winter seminar. The 2015 recipient was Josh Demers, a plant sciences and landscape management major at the University of Maryland College Park.

Garden Intern for Cylburn Arboretum

For the fifth year, HSM co-sponsored a garden intern at Cylburn Arboretum for the summer of 2015. The Society’s $2,500 contribution was matched by the Cylburn Arboretum Association and by the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland. This year’s intern is Jackson W. Lehman, a candidate for a Master’s of Landscape Architecture degree from Morgan State University.

Daffodil Donation

A donation of daffodil bulbs made to the Pikesville High School Horticulture Club planted by the students in fall 2013 continue to bloom on campus.