First Annual Bolton Hill Greening & Beautification Award Goes to Lee Tawney

The Bolton Hill Garden Club and the Bolton Hill Community Association teamed up on February 11, 2023 for our first annual greening briefing and reception to honor our volunteer park, gardens and tree stewards. In addition to learning about the many greening initiatives in Bolton Hill and our surrounding neighborhoods and celebrating our stewards, we awarded the first Annual Bolton Hill Greening & Beautification Award to our neighbor, Lee Tawney. Lee has done so much over so many years to improve and sustain Baltimore City’s natural and built environments. His contributions are too numerous to list here, but, among other things, he serves on the Midtown Community Benefits District Board, maintains the Congressional Medal of Honor Park (at Park and Howard) and is responsible for the Arts in the Parks program which brings musical and other performances to our neighborhood green spaces and has become a high point of the summer months. Congratulations, Lee!

Greening Grant Cycle Opens for 2023

Do you have a greening project in mind for Bolton Hill? It is that time again! The Bolton Hill Garden Club Green Grants project is now accepting applications. Applications are due by March 1st.

The grants are designed to create and improve public green spaces to beautify the Bolton Hill community. Garden Club grants fund the planting and maintenance of neighborhood parks, public green space, and tree wells. Priority projects focus on the planting of perennial flowers and native plants, shrubbery and trees, and related gardening materials. Hardscape or labor costs to enlarge, prepare or contain gardening spaces, such as in the case of tree wells, will be considered. All projects proposed for Bolton Hill are eligible. Previous awards have ranged from $60 to over $1,300; last year, we granted a total of $5,000.

Applications for projects must be submitted by March 1st, 2023; grants will be announced by April 1 in time for spring planting.

More information, including the Greening Grant application and Frequently Asked Questions, can be found at: Please direct any further questions to Bonnie Legro at