The Garden Club

Upcoming Programs

Fairy Garden Workshop  – SOLD OUT!
April 7, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

A fairy garden is designed to give your green thumb a place to tend year-round and to lure fairies and good with them, good luck, to your home. It’s a tiny space created and tended with love.

Bring whimsy to your home this Spring with your very own fairy garden. With your imagination and guidance from Garden Club member, Stephanie Parkhurst, you will create a miniature world of enchantment. Fairy gardens make great indoor gardens year-round…. and fairies make wonderful house guests! These green places for small spaces work well in any space, making them ideal for anyone, whether you’re downsizing or looking for the perfect centerpiece for a patio table.

Included in your admission:
– Decorative container with potting soil
– Three small plants per container
– A wonderful array of small decorations and other fanciful materials
– Light refreshments
*Note – You are welcome to bring your own container (it should be 4-5″ deep and 10″ wide) and any miniature items to decorate your garden, or to share.

You will need to:
– Bring a spoon or a small spade to dig in your garden
– Wear comfortable clothes for playing with plants and potting soil.

*Pre-registration is required for this program.

The fun doesn’t end there! At the conclusion of the workshop, you are invited to join the Garden Club in participating in Color Your Community, an interactive exhibit at the museum.

Garden Tour
May 18, 10:00am – 4:00pm

The Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club invites you to immerse yourself in local flora, food and fine art by touring four fabulous local gardens. In the afternoon, celebrate with wine and hors d’oeuvres at a special fifth garden, located at a historic home, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Grow your inspirations as you enjoy a variety of garden landscapes, including annuals and perennials, flowering trees and shrubs, water features and specimen trees. Plein Air artists will be at each location creating their garden paintings. Their works will be available for viewing and purchase at Wine in the Garden.

Click here to learn more about the tour and gardens.
Click here for tickets!

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.