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.
Unfortunately, due to current COVID-19 restrictions, the Sandy Spring Museum Garden Club will not be able to hold the Garden Tour for 2021. This event is expected to resume in 2022.
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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.