The Garden Club

Garden Club Greens Sale
The Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club is holding its Annual Greens Sale. Wreaths arrangements, tabletop trees, kissing balls, and holiday sprays are our specialties.  The greens are unique and limited in quantity as they are made by hardworking Workshop Elves (Garden Club Members and friends). Proceeds from this event are used to benefit the Museum grounds and gardens.
November 12 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pmHave fun exploring the fall harvest from our own gardens, including flowers, veggies, and fruit. Learn about various canning and preserving processes from our local experts. We will can some yummy homemade apple butter. Everyone will be able to take home a jar and can share the harvest with your family this holiday season.R.S.V.P. to or call (301) 774-0022 ext. 104 by November 12, 2017. This program is $3 for members and $8 for non-museum members.

December 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Start your holiday decorating with a special touch, a Boxwood Kissing Ball. These beautiful decorations are fun to make and can be made by individuals of all skill levels. During the workshop, you will become familiar with the art of working with fresh greens as you create 2 Kissing Balls. You may take one home and the other one is for the Garden Club’s Green Sale. All materials are provided. Delicious refreshments will be served.

Please R.S.V.P. to or call (301) 774-0022 ext. 104 and leave a message.

December 2 – December 9
Have fun while learning the art of decorating with fresh holiday greens, and acquire the skills to make festive bows, all while helping the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club with their annual Greens Sale fundraiser. Make wreaths, miniature trees, centerpieces, and sprays, which are assembled, decorated, and sold to the public. Participants are welcome to stop by anytime during the sessions. No experience necessary; training is available!

Please contact or call (301) 774-0022 ext.104 and leave a message if you have any questions.

Workshop Schedule
12/2 Sat: Boxwood Wreaths, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
12/4 Mon: Boxwood Wreaths and Trees, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12/5 Tues:
Hurricane Globes, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mixed Green Wreaths, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12/6 Wed:
Swags/Sprays, Mixed Greens and Boxwood Wreaths, 1:00 pm – 5:00
Table Arrangements, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Boxwood Wreaths 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12/7 Thu: Table Arrangements, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
12/8 Fri: All Above Creations As Needed To Fill Orders 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Note: Skilled Greens Artisans may work independently to create decorations during all workshops.

Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club

Celebrating 25 years in 2016-2017, the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club was founded in 1991 by Mary Rice, an expert gardener and beautiful soul. Bringing people together to practice and enjoy all things gardening, the Garden Club is proudly the Museum’s oldest established club, dedicated to providing members with opportunities for socializing, learning, and growing as individuals, centered around a common interest in gardening.

While being responsible for planning, landscaping, and maintaining the museum’s Courtyard Garden, the Garden Club offers quarterly programs, trips, and interactive and creative workshops. Some of the fun activities include the Plant Booth at the Museum’s annual Strawberry Festival [link to Strawberry Festival], the Holiday Greens Sale, and the bi-annual Garden Tour, featuring beautiful local, private, and historic gardens.

Upcoming Events, Workshops & Trips

To participate in any one of the club’s programs please e-mail us or call or 301-774-0022 (x104). Be sure to register before the deadline and stay tuned for the Holiday Workshop Schedule!

Volunteer Opportunities

Click for the holiday-greens-volunteer-workshop-schedule

Garden Club Membership

Membership in the Garden Club is open to all Museum members and guests are welcome to attend any function. By becoming a member of the Garden Club you have the opportunity to meet new people, have a great time while learning, and support the Museum, all while expanding the community’s knowledge of horticulture.  If you are interested in becoming a member of the Garden Club, please e-mail us or call 301-774-0022 (x104) for more information.

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About Mary Rice

As an active gardener in the community for many years, Mary Rice founded the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club in November 1991. She, along with a small group of gardening friends, developed a club to maintain and enhance the museum’s garden, attract new members, and, most importantly, spread information on gardens and gardening.

With Mary’s knowledge and passion, she provided the guidance for the Garden Club to grow and flourish and fulfill her vision. For decades, Garden Club members have proudly supported the Sandy Spring Museum in the best ways possible. We thank Mary for forming this club with the help of the extraordinary charter members, including Nadine Mort, Carolyn Reitman, Terry Chaconas, Penny Sidell, and Beth Bulladorf.