About Us...


The 21st century version of FlowerMart is presented by Flower Mart at Mt. Vernon, Ltd., a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, which was founded in 2000. The 21st century version of FlowerMart is the continuation of a tradition of the original Flower Mart, which was operated by a Baltimore non-profit organization from 1911 through 1999
(and whose spelling contained a space between “Flower” and “Mart”).

The original festival was the first Flower Mart in the nation. After the 1999 festival, the non-profit decided to no longer produce it. However, three people were so dismayed at its apparent demise, they decided to do something about it. These people are directly responsible for keeping Baltimore's traditional rite of spring alive after that: Governor William Donald Schaefer, Mt. Vernon attorney and first Board President Frederick Bierer, and previous President Carol Purcell. The current Board President, Karen Lease, is now in charge of perpetuating the tradition.

Since we are a non-profit organization, we depend on the kindness of friends to fund the festival. We thank the following for enabling us to put on FlowerMart in 2017 and several prior years for the benefit of the citizens of Baltimore City and surrounding areas.


1st Mariner Bank

Abell Foundation

Agora, Inc.

Bierer & Margolis, P.A.

Brown Advisory

Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Fedder and Garten, P.A.

Future Care


Jarvis Steel & Lumber Company

Joseph Vigman Foundation, Inc.

M&T Bank

Murphy & Dittenhafer Architects

Patapsco Flea Market & Bingo - and Concert Arena

PNC Bank

Rosemore, Inc.

Roy Kirby and Sons

Severn Graphics

Subaru of America - Wilkins Automotive

Suntrust Foundation

T. Rowe Price Foundation

The Bozzuto Group

The Center Club

The Joseph Meyerhoff Fund, Inc.

The Law Offices of Peter Angelos P.C.

The Morris A. Mechanic Foundation

The Nancy and Victor Frenkil, Jr. Foundation, Inc.

The Samuel G. & Margaret A. Gorn Foundation, Inc.

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company

Transamerica Foundation

University of Maryland Medical Center - Midtown Campus

WPM Real Estate Management

William Donald Schaefer Foundation




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