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Flower Mart

Flower Mart at Mount Vernon Place is planned for Friday, May 3 through Saturday, May 4, 2019!

The Mount Vernon Place Conservancy has taken on the management of the annual Flower Mart festival, beginning with the event to take place this May.

The Conservancy announced a call for vendors January 7. The vendor call seeks plant and flower vendors, garden supply, food, arts and crafts, as well as musicians to perform, and those capable of hosting educational workshops. Vendor criteria and application forms are available below.

By Griffith B. Coale, Baltimore Flower Market – 1915. Courtesy of Rehs Galleries.

Dr. Lance Humphries, Executive Director of the Conservancy, notes of this news:

“Flower Mart is Baltimore’s oldest continuous public festival. While it has changed over the years, we look forward to this opportunity to celebrate and enhance its many cherished traditions.”

Flower Mart 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 vacant lots—thereby making them green.

“This is a relevant message today,” says Humphries. “We have been working with the community and stakeholders regarding our new vision for Flower Mart, and have had overwhelming support for a newly-envisioned festival that focuses on Baltimore’s many assets and the theme of the greening of the city. We plan to make the need for and value of urban green spaces and gardens an important part of our educational activities at Flower Mart.”

The Conservancy is seeking sponsorships for the event to ensure it is of the highest quality: “We are pleased that The Agora Companies stepped up immediately to be our first sponsor, recognizing the importance of the revitalized Flower Mart to the Mount Vernon community,” notes Humphries.

Cherished traditions will be honored, with a renewed emphasis on local vendors, and, of course, Lemon Sticks!

Vendor Criteria and Application Forms

Other ways to be involved

Have a question?

Read the July 2018 Press Release announcing The Conservancy’s management of the 2019 Flower Mart.

Baltimore Business Journal: Flower Mart, a Baltimore tradition, will have a new organizer in 2019.

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