Springfield Woods

4200 St. Georges Ave. (across the street) Once the summertime childhood play space of musical legend Cab Calloway and the children of civil rights lawyer W. H. Hawkins and banker Harry O. Wilson among others through the years, the Springfield Woods is a 3.5-acre urban forest oasis in northeast Baltimore. Located at the cusp of […]

The Harvest

623 Homestead Street The Harvest is a community garden located at 623 Homestead Street in the Better Waverly neighborhood. The garden has 21 raised beds for growing vegetables, as well as a peach tree, fig tree, flowers, and herbs. Most of the beds are gardened communally, with gardeners coming together to decide what to grow, and then […]

Baltimore’s New Sustainability Plan

“The ideal of sustainability is a world where all people’s needs are met now and into the future. This obviously requires that we take care of our home, Earth.” This is a principle that guides the work of our Executive Director, Miriam Avins, and is one of the values that drive Baltimore Green Space. In […]

Fairwood Forest

5800 – 5900 blocks of Fairwood Avenue Fairwood Forest is a biologically diverse 4-acre forest patch along the 5800 – 5900 blocks of Fairwood Avenue in Glenham-Belhar, a strong inspiring neighborhood in northeastern Baltimore City. It’s home to 23 species of trees and is part of an important hawk flyway where thousands of hawks are sighted each year. It is a […]

Ash Street Garden

3509 Ash Street Ash Street Garden is located at 3509 Ash Street. This community garden was begun in 2010 on three lots in the west edge of Hampden, where workers of the Jones Falls mills once lived. The garden includes twelve plots and a perennial food and native pollinator garden that supports plants, animals, fungi, people, and […]

The Secret Garden

Behind the 2000 block of Mt Royal Terrace The Secret Garden is a pocket park in a quiet corner of Reservoir Hill. Roughly 20 row houses back onto this area, which is invisible from any street. Since 1911, residents have made sure this space is clean, flowers are planted, trees are pruned, grass is lovingly cared for. It is […]

Oakenshawe Green Space

3400 block of Barclay Street Oakenshawe Greenspace is a half-acre neighborhood green space fronting on the 3400 block of Barclay Street. It was originally a parking lotfor the former BellAtlantic building that was located on the site of the Waverly Library. In 1975, shortly after the library opened, Oakenshawe neighbors added soil and planted trees and grass. It […]

McAllister Park

1811 Townsend Ct McAllister Park (1811 Townsend Ct.) is a fully fenced pocket park that features a swing set for big kids and tots. Its one-third acre is home to flowers and shade trees, providing an urban oasis in which to unwind.  For more information contact McAllisterParkBaltimore [at] gmail.com.  

Victorine Q. Adams Memorial Garden

3200 block of Vickers Road The Victorine Q. Adams Memorial Garden is a vegetable garden and community gathering space located  on the 3200 block of Vickers Road.   The garden is named for Victorine Q. Adams, a beloved community member and civic leader, and the first African American woman on Baltimore’s City Council.  The garden was founded in 2008 by members of the 3200 […]

Mount Clare Street Community Garden

1017 Boyd Street Mount Clare Street Community Garden, half a block from the Hollins Street Market at 1017 Boyd Street, was established in 1999. The garden grew out of a neighbor’s desire to be self-reliant, attract wildlife, beautify the neighborhood and eat organic food. Over the years, residents of the Hollins Roundhouse and Union Square […]

The Remington Village Green

2812-2822 Fox Street Founded in 2008, the Remington Village Green (2812-2822 Fox Street) is a space for growing fruit, vegetables, herbs, native plants, and flowers, to promote community participation, wellness, and sustainable food practices. A rotating cast of about 25 gardeners cultivate and beautify the garden, and host events such as cookouts, art days, and Easter egg hunts. Community plantings such as fruit trees […]

Charles M. Halcott Square

104 South Duncan Street Charles M. Halcott Square  is a sitting garden at 104 South Duncan Street in Butchers Hill.  It’s also known as “The Miracle in the Middle,” so named by a neighborhood grandmother.  Established in the 1970s, the park was officially named in honor and memory of local activist and Recreation and Parks employee Charles M. Halcott. Along with decorative brick work, […]

500 North Duncan Street Community Garden

500 North Duncan Street The 500 North Duncan Street Community Garden is a beautiful oasis in the midst of blocks of vacant housing and an environment dominated by concrete. This community food garden features artistic elements such as a colorful mural and a collection of bird houses. This exuberant garden extends down the street, with […]

Duncan Street Miracle Garden

1800 block of Duncan Street The Duncan Street Miracle Garden is a half-acre food garden, covering the 1800 block of Duncan Street. The garden grows a large variety of fruits and vegetables, and gardeners from various Baltimore neighborhoods come here to tend their plots. The food is often donated to churches and soup kitchens. Picnic […]

Brentwood Commons

1816 Brentwood Avenue Brentwood Commons is a lovely gathering space for the community, with plantings of trees, flowers, shrubs, and ornamental grasses. This open space is used by neighbors year round: picnics, cook-outs and play in the spring, summer and fall; building snowmen in the winter – and for contemplating the beauty of nature any […]

Upper Fells Point

1827 E. Pratt Street The Upper Fell’s Point Community Garden (1827 E. Pratt Street) is a real gem to neighborhood residents as it is the only green space in their community. The entrance is bordered by a mosaic sidewalk with pervious stone and mosaic insets created by local children. The main pathway is lined with 19 […]

Pigtown Horseshoe Pit

1217 Bayard Street The Pigtown Horseshoe Pit sits at 1217 Bayard Street. For about 30 years, neighborhood residents have held horseshoe tournaments, played games, and hosted barbecues on this narrow lot. A colorful mural on the bordering wall depicts three neighborhood residents playing horseshoes.

The Plot Thickens: Recipes for Garden Plot Management

By Molly McCullagh Each garden preserved by Baltimore Green Space is unique, with its own setting and history. But they are all managed by community volunteers to benefit the wider community. This month, Johnny Shaw, Ashlie Kauffman, and Jan Mooney, three of our heroic garden leaders, share tips for getting the work done. Ashlie manages […]

Wonderment in the Baltimore Wild

By Katie Lautar The Maryland Community Naturalist Network (MCNN) is in the business of revealing the magic of the natural world in Baltimore’s backyards and forest floors. Each second Saturday, they host a walk. Last month, they partnered with the resident leaders at Fairwood Forest, a four-acre forest in the Glenham Belhar neighborhood. When the […]