The Garden Club

Upcoming Programs

The Wonder of Succulents
September 13
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Free, registration is required. Sign up early because this event will fill up quickly. Seating is limited.

The Washington Post Gardening Columnist, Adrian Higgins, has remarked, “ It’s hard to say when the growing of succulents went from being a nerdy backwater of gardening to a viral sensation.”  Perhaps it is because they take care of themselves and take up so little space in a sunny window or maybe it’s their sculptural qualities and their adaptability.

Garden Club member and succulent enthusiast, Anita Gilbert, will share her knowledge and excitement about succulents. Her interest began when living in Botswana where the dry hot desert conditions were ideal for them. Now, living back in Maryland, she and her husband, Anthony, have found the same excitement in collecting and propagating succulents. There are many hardy varieties available in this area.

Join us to explore the many worlds of succulents with examples of established plants and how to care for them through all four seasons. Propagation of succulents will also be demonstrated.

A selection of succulent plants will be available for purchase. Cash or check will be accepted.

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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, 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.