The Garden Club

Upcoming Programs

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.

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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.