Children & Families
Learn- about nature with your family during nature story hour, Growing Up Cylburn or Schools Out! programs.
Create- your own gardens, natural holiday decorations, or dye eggs with natural materials.
Experience- the arboretum through family walks, outdoor concerts and events.
Educational GoalsWe aim to provide a place where children can be exposed to nature and history in Baltimore City. Our programs give kids a reason to go outside and experience nature with their families. Cylburn’s gardens, woods, and programs give children the freedom to learn through play, use their imaginations, and experience the wonder and calm of the outdoor environment.
- Engage the families of the Baltimore City Community
- Introduce children to nature through the gardens, tree collections, and woods
- Help teach children about ecology and the natural world
- Provide opportunities to play and have fun!
Integral YogaDecember 7, 14, 21 8:30-10am Vollmer Center Lobby
In the beautiful open spaces of the Vollmer Center, Kara Huggins instructs the group on Integral Yoga: A system of fitness and self-improvement that reduces stress, and promotes better physical and mental health. Classes are gentle, accessible, and particularly noncompetitive. Integral yoga, a hatha practice, also includes breathing exercises, deep relaxation and meditation.The Integral method, so called because it seeks to integrate the mind, body, and spirit, is intended to give students the tools they need to live peaceful, healthy, joyful, useful lives. Integral yoga appeals to those who want an approach that addresses their whole life, including the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and interpersonal relationships.
$5 Suggested donation
Boxwood Tree Workshop
Sold out!December 7 Greenhouse Classroom 10am
Build a unique, long lasting tree from fresh boxwood! Decorate it with simple glass ball ornaments and bows! Set it in your favorite Christmas spot for the season. Or give it as a very special, hand-made gift. The class is taught by former St. Paul’s School art teacher Ann Oster. Ms Oster has been building and decorating boxwood trees for many years.$35
Holiday Champagne TeaDecember 8 Mansion 3pm
Save the date! This holiday favorite is back! Join us for a beautiful tea, catered by Bettina Isabella in the historic Cylburn Mansion. Start decorating for the holiday and buy some gifts from our Handmade Wreath and Holiday Gift Auction.
The Food Market’s “Cozy Winter Wine Dinner”
Postponed until January 26December 15 Mansion 5pm
The Food Market’s Chef Chad Gauss is serving a multi-course dinner with special wine pairings in the Cylburn Mansion. Selections from the menu include Skinny Dipper Oysters, Yellowfin Tuna Tartar, “Meat & Potatoes” consisting of Steak Diane, and Lobster Tater Tots! A portion of ticket sales will support Cylburn Arboretum Association.
The Food Market’s “Cozy Winter Wine Dinner”January 26 Mansion 5pm
The Food Market’s Chef Chad Gauss is serving a multi-course dinner with special wine pairings in the Cylburn Mansion. A portion of ticket sales will support Cylburn Arboretum Association.
Victorian Valentine WorkshopFebruary 8
Create one of a kind valentines using natural pressed flowers and foliage with Victorian decoration. All materials and supplies are provided and light refreshments will be served.
$20 members, $25 general admission
David Weisand – Lecture: Cylburn Furniture into the FutureFebruary 21, 22, 23 Vollmer Center Lecture: February 23 – 2:30PM
David Weisand presents an exhibit and lecture connecting his family collections with many estates in Baltimore that have been dispersed over the years. David shows us how his work as an artist connects the past to the present. A weekend exhibit (2/21-2/23) will feature furniture purchased at the Cylburn Estate auction and handmade art objects and furnishings created by David Weisand, artist and collector.
$10 Admission non-members; Free members
Hot Chocolate Walk- A search for Winter animalsFebruary 23
Beat the “Cabin Fever” and join us for an animal tracking adventure! A naturalist will help us spot some signs of close-by animals living in the woods. Warm up inside the mansion with hot cocoa and friends after this fun walk.
$10 adults, $5 children, $5 off each ticket for Members (which makes member children FREE)