Since 1911 The Flower


We Invite You To Celebrate The Beginning Of Spring With Us

May 3 - 4, 2024

This year’s festival features nearly 70 plant, craft, and food vendors, and nonprofits involved with the greening of the city. There will be educational workshops and lectures, musical performances on two stages and, of course, Lemon Sticks!

Flower MartSchedule

In addition to a great line up of local musicians, the Conservancy has assembled 11 workshops and lectures on “green” themes. We hope when you visit you'll stop in the Learning Pavilion and learn about flower arranging, observing nature through watercolor, hear about Hilton Carter’s latest book, or engage in a tasting of mead of gin made from botanicals. Check out the full list of programs and performances:VIEW SCHEDULE

Friday, May 3

Bug Out With The National Aquarium!

Observing Nature Through Watercolor By Molly O. Hoop

Garden Cocktails With Shot Tower Gin By Baltimore Spirits Company


Saturday,May 4

Paper Lotus Lantern Making By Rosaful Garden

Design Your Own Spring Arrangement By Flowers & Fancies

Hilton Carter's Propagation Demonstration By Hilton Carter


Flower Mart's Vendors

As in years past, this year the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy’s Flower Mart highlights local vendors, who make their own products, and who offer items on “green” themes, or Mount Vernon Place. Also involved with the festival are nonprofits who promote the greening of the city. Check them all out when you visit.LEARN MORE

Flower MartLemon Sticks

It wouldn’t be Flower Mart without a Lemon Stick! This sweet and tangy treat has been a part of Flower Mart for so long that it’s unclear when they first began. The Conservancy will be selling Lemon Sticks from a booth on the Monument Plaza.

Celebrate spring with

Maryland Public Television at the Flower Mart

in Baltimore's Mount Vernon Neighborhood!

May 3-4, 2024

Swing by the MPT tent or get some plant-spiration from PBS Living Wild host Hilton Carter at the festival's Learning Pavilion.

Shop dozens of vendors or get a taste of the quintessential Baltimore snack -- a lemon stick!

This public festival is free and will be held rain or shine.

More details here

The Flower Mart is Baltimore's oldest free public festival. It was founded in 1911 by the Women's Civic League, an organization formed to advocate for better living conditions in the City of Baltimore. A focal point of the original market was to encourage flower, plant, and vegetable gardening in the yards of homes and in vacant lots. The Women's Civic League managed the event for almost 90 years, and along the way, the festival's signature lemon stick was introduced.

In 2019 the management of the Flower Mart was transferred to the Mount Vernon Place Conservancy. The organization is responsible for programming and managing the Washington Monument and the park squares of Mount Vernon Place.

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