The Garden Club

Upcoming Programs

Greens Workshops: Holiday Skills Sought and Taught!

Have fun while learning the art of decorating with fresh holiday greens, and acquire the skills to make the 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.  No experience necessary; training is available.

Click here for the Greens Workshop Schedule.

Orchid Inspiration: Grow Beautiful Orchids at Home
February 10, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Orchids are surrounded with so much mystique and are thought to be almost impossible to grow. They are so very beautiful and can be easy and reliable to have in our homes.

We are very fortunate to have Carol Allen to speak on this topic. She has over 25 years of experience in the horticulture industry. Carol has a special interest in orchids and will guide guests of this workshop through the steps of successful orchid growing and blooming. She teaches a wide range of horticultural topics and biological sciences at local colleges and universities. After working as a supervisor horticulturalist as the US Botanical Gardens Conservancy, she obtained two degrees in horticulture and plant science. She also writes a column in Washington Gardener magazine on pest issues.

Carol enjoys helping people understand how to care for their plants and she even holds a monthly orchid diagnostic/reporting clinic. She will be bringing some of her own orchids to display. As an added bonus, she has invited us to bring our own problem orchids for diagnosis!

There is no fee for this program. All plant enthusiasts invited!

About the Garden Club

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.

Garden Club Membership

Membership in the Garden Club is open to all Museum members; in other words, anyone is welcome to join.  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 (x 104) for more information.

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.