MEET THE CLUB

Organized in 1957, the Wiltondale Garden Club is a member of the Federated Garden Clubs of Maryland, Inc., District III., and National Garden Clubs, Inc.  

The Club consists of residents of the Wiltondale neighborhood in Towson, and exists as a 501c3 charitable organization – we promote friendships as well as charitable and civic projects.  In the past, the club has sponsored and donated to causes such as planting and maintaining the neighborhoods’ common areas,  partnering with a women’s shelter to install gardens for shelter residents to work and relax in, and organizing and hosting a symposium on the local effects of global warming.

The club depends on it’s annual plant sales to finance our charitable work.

The speed of life has changed since the club was founded, and like many clubs, membership has ebbed and waned over the years, but our members know that it’s important to take some time to ‘smell the roses’ and make the effort to be together for lunch and learning once each month of our September-May meeting schedule.

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.  In 2020-2021, however,  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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2019-2021
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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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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2019-2020
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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2019-2020
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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2019-2020
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.

The Wiltondale Garden Club membership is kept small enough to host all members in our homes, but there are occasionally spaces available.  If you’re a Wiltondale resident, or reside in a nearby neighborhood, and would like to inquire about joining,  just contact us!

You can reach us by email at WiltondaleGardenClub@gmail.com