How the Mount Royal School Garden came into being

The idea for the garden grew out of fear that the Chesapeake Bay Trust would decline the Watershed Assistance Grant request for $75,000, from the school Parent Teacher Organization, for a major de-paving and greening of the Mount Royal Elementary/ Middle School yard on McMechen Street.

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The life and times of John Street Park

“As a park, it’s an impertinence. Who ever heard of a park seven row houses wide, enclosed rather sketchily by low brick walls?”  That is how  Sara Azrael in 1958, writing for the Roland Park Company’s Gardens, Houses and People magazine,  characterized the little Bolton Hill garden now known as John Street Park.

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