Check out the latest news at Historic Linthicum Walks.

  • margent86

Updated: Nov 9

Linthicum Walks is the home to a wonderful collection of trees planted by Olive Warfield King, who purchased the property in 1924 with her husband Benjamin Arthur King. Our arboretum contains a Deodar Cedar (also known as a Himalayan Cedar) that is a Maryland tri-champion (one of the three largest examples of the species in Maryland), as well as several Anne Arundel County champions: a Cryptomeria (Japanese Cedar), a Chinese Elm, and an Eastern Red Cedar. On October 21, 2022, a crew from Bartlett Tree Experts was at the Walks to carefully perform much-needed tree maintenance. Wind-damaged branches were trimmed from the Deodar Cedar, the large Chinese Elm, and the Eastern Red Cedar; dead branches were removed from two Scarlett Oaks; and a small Chinese Elm was pruned back to allow more sunlight to reach the Cryptomeria. We appreciate the guidance from Bartlett arborist and Crofton resident Ryan Cuccia and the Bartlett crew: Billy, José, and Paul.

  • historiclinthicumw

In 2021, an existing garden was taken over by the Anne Arundel Master Gardener program.

Master Gardeners are volunteer representatives of the University of Maryland who are trained to educate citizens about effective and sustainable horticultural practices. Master Gardeners offer landscaping problem solving through demonstration projects, partnerships with other organizations, and outreach activities. The goal of the Linthicum Walks project was to create an on site demonstration pollinator garden using native plants to demonstrate sustainable gardening practices, the importance of pollinators, and the ecological importance of native plants. Master Gardeners tend the gardens and provide environmental education through signage, tours and events. The site is registered with the East Coast Pollinator Pathway, and pledges not to use pesticides, herbicides, and strives to remove or manage invasive plants.