The Garden Club

Upcoming Programs

Gentlemen Gardeners
September 8, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Free, pre-registration required.

Four local Gentleman Gardeners will share their love of gardening and their expertise. The men will address a variety of subjects including everything from backyard bugs and biological sustainability, perennial grasses, and growing vegetables from seeds and nurturing seedlings.  Their discussion will also focus on hardscaping and sculpture additions to your gardens.

Light refreshments will be served.

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Spooky Workshop
October 20, 1:00pm – 4:00pm

No ghosts allowed, but there’ll have lots of ribbons and bows. In this workshop, help with preparations for the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club Holiday Greens Sale. Learn how to make many different bows of various sizes and shapes and create the foam structures for various holiday greens decorations. Participants will also make other trimmings to brighten the holiday greens. Costumes are optional and treats will be served. Everyone is welcome at this fun and educational workshop hosted by the Museum’s Garden Club.

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Tablescapes Workshop: Designs for the Holiday Entertaining
November 10, 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Learn how to take your holiday table from ordinary to extraordinary with a simple and artistic arrangement of creative items. Kathy Lynn, a local design enthusiast, will focus on the current minimalist trend and show us how a few carefully selected objects can make your table shine. At this workshop, you will learn how to put a modern spin on traditional elements with locally grown flowers, fresh and dried greenery, fruit, items foraged from nature, and pieces from your home to create a table that will wow your guests.
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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.