On August 14, the first year fellows traveled south for a visit to the City of Baltimore’s Cylburn Arboretum. Bill Vondrasek, LGP alumnus and Chief Horticulturalist of the Bureau of Parks Horticultural Division, offered a behind-the-scenes tour of the gardens as well as current construction projects, including a new “green” Visitor and Education Center and a renovated horticulture building. Natalie Lopes, the Executive Director of the Cylburn Arboretum Association, joined us for lunch and shared her vision for enhancing community engagement through a new horticulture-training program for young adults. Our day concluded with a spontaneous visit to the nearby Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Baltimore—another lovely public garden managed by the City of Baltimore.
- Professional Outreach Project 2014: Wyck Historic House, Garden and Farm
- Bartram’s Garden: Reconnecting People, Plants, and Place
- The Delaware Center for Horticulture: Urban Greening and So Much More
- Mount Cuba’s Native Garden Wonderland
- Class of 2016’s First Field Trip- Bowman’s Hill Wildflower Preserve