Towson’s Favorite Moms!

This past Mother’s Day, Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses announced a special contest to find Towson’s Favorite Mom. Various people submitted their mothers as nominees on our website in hopes of receiving the coveted title, along with an exclusive gift basket with goodies from local vendors and stores. The search was on to find Towson’s favorite mom in time for Mother’s Day!  We were overwhelmed with the stories of two spectacular mothers and are excited to share their stories.

Carolyn & Cynthia Fraser

Cynthia Fraser nominated her mother, Carolyn Fraser, whom she described as “the most loving, amazingmom you could ask for.” Her thoughtful nomination introduced her mother as a local hero, who spends her time caring for others in her neighborhood and community. “She is always doing small random acts of kindness for neighbors and checks on elderly neighbors after storms, even though she is 87 herself!” Cynthia then recalled how Carolyn would look for thicker squirrel-proof wires and log her neighborhood’s frequent power outages until BGE rerouted them to a closer substation, decreasing the large amount of neighborhood outages. She worked to resurface potholes and puddles and would volunteer at the YMCA, where she mailed out envelopes to large donors all by herself in the hopes that they would contribute to the hospital GBMC was looking to build in Towson in the 1950s and 60s. “Years later,” said Cynthia, “she met the CEO of GBMC and he introduced her to a colleague as the woman who single handedly got the hospital built for Towson!”

Carolyn was also sure to set aside time for her children. “I had severe asthma as a kid,” said Cynthia. “And she would stay up all night with me rocking me in a chair. She found ways for us to have fun that did not cost much money, like trips to the Smithsonian, fossil collecting at Calvert Cliffs, and growing our own vegetables.” It was evident that Carolyn was an impactful mother who to this day cares deeply for the ones she loves, and thanks to Cynthia’s generous nomination, she was rewarded with the Grand Prize basket.

Alice & Barbara Jones

The runner-up for the contest was Alice Jones, the mother of fellow nominator Barbara Jones. Barbara discussedbeing diagnosed with Stage 2 breast cancer just five years ago, but she remembered her mother’s care and support throughout the process. “Everyday, she would make me 3 meals a day and deliver them to me on the seat of her walker. She also went to all of my treatments, which would last for 7 hours.” Alice’s big heart was there to comfort Barbara during a very difficult time. “She was also there during my 3 surgeries. I don’t know how many mothers in their late 80’s who would or could be able to take care of me the way she did.”

The outstanding kindness and generosity of these two mothers earned them their own delightful Mother’s Day baskets – which included flowers, sweet treats from Wockenfuss candies, wine from Pinehurst Wine Shoppe, gifts from All About Me Salon and Day Spa, and a special gift from Radcliffe Jewelers. Radebaugh Florist was delighted to have the chance to team up with other local shops to create a very special gift for two very special mothers who clearly earned their spots as Towson’s Favorite Mom.

Thanksgiving Day Centerpieces

Fall has just about passed us by but there is no time like Thanksgiving to enjoy the warmth and texture of fresh fall centerpieces!  A beautiful cornucopia or classic two candle centerpiece can help to enhance the holiday ambiance at your family gathering.  If you are hosting a Thanksgiving feast, Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses can help to make this year one to remember!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses!

At Radebaugh’s, We Are Always Growing

Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses has operated as a family business at its current location at 120 E. Burke Avenue in Towson for four generations over the last 90 years and will continue to do so for many years to come.

Over the past several years, we have made numerous changes to enhance our business as well as to provide our customers with a better overall sales experience. These changes include building a new state-of-the-art greenhouse at our wholesale farm in Northern Baltimore County, interior renovations to our floral shop, expanded merchandise lines and enhanced accessibility in our retail greenhouses. All of these changes are all part of our vision and plan to carry us into the next generation.

The surrounding communities and our loyal customers are familiar with our retail floral shop and greenhouses located on Burke Avenue. What many may not know, however, is that the Radebaugh Family operates wholesale greenhouses and a Design & Delivery Center on family-owned property located at the end of Aigburth Avenue. These greenhouses have been in operation since the 1940’s. While they hold a good bit of nostalgia for the family and our employees, they are certainly not the most energy efficient and require a great deal of maintenance. We have struggled for the past few years about what do to with the old greenhouses on that property. There was talk of residential development, but when Baltimore County began a search for open space, it seemed like it may be a better fit. An introduction of a new park at this location seems like a wonderful idea for the community that has supported our family and our business for decades.

As you may have read in the County’s press release and in various news articles, we are currently in the early stages of negotiations with the County; however we want to make it clear that any potential sale of the portion of the property located at the end of Aigburth Avenue will in no way affect any of our daily operations.  In fact, the potential sale will help us facilitate our growth and further renovations in the near future.

Proposed location of new green space.

Proposed location of new green space.

The Radebaugh family has strong ties within the Baltimore community, especially in Towson, and we are here to stay. We look forward to seeing you in the greenhouses, filling your landscaping order, making your holiday tables complete with a gorgeous centerpiece, discussing your wedding flowers, brightening up your office entry, sending the perfect gift basket to a client, and celebrating our 100 year anniversary with you in 2024.   

Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses, where “Only Nature Has More Experience” ®

90th Anniversary of Radebaugh Florist and Greenhouses!

In 1924 George W. Radebaugh established Radebaugh Florist & Greenhouses in Towson, MD.  Four generations later the business is still blooming!  It has been our pleasure to help provide the Baltimore metro area with the highest quality plants and fresh flowers possible.  We would like to express our gratitude to our loyal customers and employees who helped make our business what it is today.  Thank you!