The Bolton Hill Garden Club last month approved a record $7,500 in grants to create and improve publicly accessible green spaces to beautify the community. A total of eight projects will be funded throughout the neighborhood, including:
- Landscape improvement and native plant installation (already underway) in the 1600/1700 blocks of the Park Avenue Median ($2,300)
- Enlargement of five tree wells and related planting on the 1700 block of Linden Avenue ($1,500)
- Shrub removal, soil amendment and planting of 400 native plants in gardens surrounding the Francis Scott Key Monument, 1300 Eutaw Place ($500)
- Planting of perennials and ivy removal in the southern quadrant of Rutter’s Mill Park ($1,300)
- Restoration and replanting of John Street Park, 1300 John Street, damaged by BGE work ($1,000).
- Lawn reseeding in F. Scott Fitzgerald Park at Bolton and Robert streets. ($200)
- Refurbishment of Pollinator Teaching Garden at Mt. Royal Elementary/Middle School ($300)
- Refresh of Maple Leaf Park, including removing invasive plants and planting natives and groundcover ($400)
This $7,500 was matched by $10,000 in other funding, including over $5,000 contributed by the BHCA and its Greening Committee. Thanks to Greening Grant Committee members for their hard work in reviewing the greening grant proposals: Bonnie Legro, Lisa Johnson, Avendui Lacovara, Lee Tawney, Fritz Meyer, Natalie Ford, and Steve Oliner.
Funding greening projects is a core function of the Bolton Hill Garden Club, supported by membership dues and fundraising during sponsored plant sales and events throughout the year.