The Garden Club

Upcoming Programs

Gardens from a Historical Perspective, September 9

formal garden 2From India to Italy, Babylonia to Britain and Persia to Paris, your garden has been influenced by famous folk throughout history. Find out WHY and HOW by taking a visual walk through gardens around the world with an enthusiastic world traveler and lover of history exploring the evolution of garden design. Inspired by these world gardens, you will have the opportunity to craft a miniature model garden of your own design in 3-D (materials provided.) Hear Sunny Banvard, Garden Club member and world traveler, and share her adventures and insights!   Reserve your spot. 

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.


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.