Our Current
Community Projects

We are a 501c3 Charitable Organization

See what your contributions to the Wiltondale Garden Club have funded!

Thanks to your support of our plant sales each April and October, the garden club is able to invest in local community organizations by donating time, money, and gardening expertise. Each year the club takes on projects to beautify and green surrounding areas.

We encourage you to keep an eye on these local assets, and join us in our efforts to preserve and improve them!

Because of your 2022 Spring Planter Sale purchases, The Wiltondale Garden Club was able to renovate the Towson Library’s large planters at the corner of York Road and Chesapeake Avenue, which had been sitting empty for over 2 years.  We hope to set the tone for the corner; well tended spaces have an influence on the attitude of pedestrians in the area.  We hope future projects will include other, larger, neglected spaces in the immediate area.

The club had the planters power washed, painted, and the soil was removed and replaced.  New plants were carefully chosen to be long lived with little water and maintenance, and will change colors and foliage over the seasons with evergreen elements to add winter interest. 

See the before and after photos here

In addition to the hours our members have spent weeding, mulching and planting, our club purchased and donated mulch and the native plants for the gardens.  

Future additions may include tree and plant identifier markers, as the club continues to support this Towson park.

The Wiltondale Garden Club works and fundraises to support local charities and civic groups large and small, and with both financial donations and time, and is a 501c3 charitable organization.

Since 1957, the Wiltondale Garden Club has worked to provide education and conservation in the Towson, Maryland area by supporting an array of local gardens and groups. 

Ongoing
EMERGE
https://emergeinc.org/

eMerge is a Maryland-based organization supporting individuals with developmental, physical and mental health disabilities. Today they serve more than 450 people, many of them rejected by other agencies.

The Wiltondale Garden Club purchases much of the plant materials for our sales from Emerge, who employ the disabled in their nursery to do all the work of planting, watering, weeding, and caring for the growing plants under the guidance of Emerge staff.
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Ongoing
TALMAR
All Ages, All Abilities, All Natural
A local, therapeutic, sustainable farm
http://talmar.org/
TALMAR offers an innovative therapeutic environment providing work skills development, and vocational, educational and recreational programming in horticulture and agriculture. All programs are designed to be inclusive of individuals with physical, mental, or developmental challenges.

Located in Cromwell Valley Park, just minutes from I-695, off Exit 29A
(410) 825-2020
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Ongoing
FRIENDS OF RADEBAUGH PARK
With all of the new commercial construction in the Towson core, Radebaugh Park is a new, much needed, open space in east Towson.

The Friends group will coordinate further planning and finding funding for amenities, such as  bike racks, benches and shade trees. The group also will be involved with continued maintenance of the park, organizing trash and safety patrols as well as community activities.
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Ongoing
CYLBURN ARBORETUM ASSOCIATION

Cylburn.org
Cylburn Arboretum
4915 Greenspring Avenue
Baltimore, Maryland 21209
410-367-2217

A 200-acre urban oasis in Baltimore City, Cylburn is a place of natural beauty and learning with hundreds of specimen trees and plantings, gorgeous gardens, wooded trails, and an historic mansion.

In 2020-2021, we responded to the human crisis caused by the pandemic by supporting local organizations concentrating on food and the well being of our neighbors.

2020-2021
ASSISTANCE CENTER OF TOWSON CHURCHES (ACTC)
http://actconline.info/Community.html
A consortium of churches providing emergency help for Towson neighbors, ACTC is offering prepacked grocery bags every two weeks for anyone in need, lunches for the homeless, and assistance for those facing eviction or gas/electric cut-off.
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2020-2021
FOOD FOR THOUGHT BALTIMORE COUNTY
https://www.facebook.com/FoodForThoughtBaltimoreCounty/
Food for Thought provides needed weekend nutrition to thousands of food insecure public school students in Baltimore County.
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2020-2021
TURNAROUND
https://turnaroundinc.org/
This Towson based non-profit provides counseling and support services to victims of domestic violence and assault, which is on the rise during the pandemic.
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2020-2021
FAMILY CRISIS CENTER OF BALTIMORE COUNTY
https://familycrisiscenter.net/
The Family Crisis Center helps families connect to resources, offers emergency safe shelter, offers counseling and family centered coaching for individuals and families, and educational and skills
groups.
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