The Howard County Cherry Tree Project

 Legacy tree looking across the lake at downtown Columbia.

Legacy tree looking across the lake at downtown Columbia.

As an extension of the cherry trees blossoming in Washington, D.C., the goal of the Blossoms of Hope campaign is to have cherry trees simultaneously blossoming across Howard County each April to beautify the county and beckon people to visit and experience the many attractions found here. The beauty of the Blossoms of Hope program goes far beyond the trees’ annual display of color; it is also about hope for the individuals and families within the community who are coping with cancer.

A portion of each official tree that is planted as part of this project is donated to Howard County General Hospital’s Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center.

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Visit the trees! The map below shows where they have been planted. Below that, the locations are listed.

Belmont Manor and Historic Park

Bollman Truss Bridge - Savage Mill Trail Entrance

Cedar Lane Park

Centennial II Grove

Clark’s Elioak Farms

Daniels Grove at Gary Memorial

Ellicott Meadows

Founders’ Grove at Centennial Park

Garden of Hope Memorial Planting

George Howard Building Planting

Historic Savage Mill

Historical National Road in Lisbon

Howard County Center for the Arts Grove

Howard County Library System, Central Branch

Howard County Library System, East Branch

Howard County Library System, Elkridge Branch

Howard County Library System, Miller Branch

Howard County Library System, Savage Branch

Howard County Welcome Center

Kiwanis Wallace Park

Lake Elkhorn

Maggie Brown Grove at Kennedy Gardens

Manor Woods Elementary School

Meadowbrook Park Grove

Merriweather Post Pavilion

National Cherry Blossom Festival Yoshino Saplings - Legacy Trees

Patapsco Female Institute

Patapsco Valley State Park Planting

Patriots’ Grove at Historic Mt. Ida

Pioneers’ Grove at Gary Arthur Community Center

Robinson Nature Center

Savage Park Grove

Schooley Mill Park

Senator James Clark Memorial Grove - West Friendship Park

Shanty Grille

Street Tree Planting

Symphony Woods

Terrapin Adventures

The Medical Pavilion at Howard County General

Thomas Isaac Log Cabin Grove - Ellicott Mills Road

Timbers at Troy

Toby’s Dinner Theater

Turf Valley

Western Regional Park

Wilde Lake

Wilde Lake Arbor Day Planting