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Check out our latest newsletter and 2016 Calendar of events!

Groundbreaking for Takoma Horticultural Club's Centennial Garden
Thursday, October 27, 11am Piney-Branch Rd and Philadelphia Ave

You are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony of a new public garden in Takoma Park, MD, on Thursday, October 27, 11:00 am.

The Takoma Horticultural Club's Centennial Garden will liven up a bare corner with native plantings, pathways, a place to sit, signage, educational plant labels, and shade. A plant list and planting plan will be available to preview at the groundbreaking event.

Meet at the corner of Piney-Branch Road and Philadelphia Avenue (Rt. 410). If you drive to the location, we recommend you park on nearby Boston Avenue.

Takoma Horticultural Club was founded in 1916 and is one of the oldest continuously operating garden clubs in the United States. In this 100th anniversary year of the club, we will celebrate its many contributions to the community with a variety of commemorative activities. We have secured a grant from the Takoma Foundation for the new corner park planting, and combined with member contributions and City of Takoma Park in-kind plant donations, the corner garden will be a bountiful gift to the community.

The Takoma Horticultural Club presents

"Creating a Children's Garden: Growing Gardeners"

Merikay Smith and LeeAnne Gelletly
Wednesday, November 16 at 7:30-9pm
Historic Takoma, 7328 Carroll Ave, Takoma Park MD 20912

Gardening isn't just for grownups! Inspire kids to learn more about the world of dirt, plants, and bugs. What makes a garden child-friendly? We'll share garden elements that appeal to kids and ideas on how to incorporate these into your garden. Includes inspirations from public children’s gardens.

With avid gardeners for parents and grandparents, Merikay has been surrounded by blooming plants and eating home-grown foods all her life. A Master Gardener since 2007, she has a 2-acre garden in Darnestown where, with the help of her husband and son, she is converting a vast expanse of lawn into a healthier habitat of trees, shrubs, and perennials.

LeeAnne is a former editor and writer of nonfiction children’s books for the school library market. A Master Gardener since 2014, she enjoys working in the MG Demonstration Garden, mostly in the children’s and vegetable gardens. At home, she explores ways to incorporate more native plants into her woodland garden. She always looks forward to digging in the dirt with her five grandchildren.

This event is free and open to the public. No need to RSVP. Please bring a snack to share and wear a home-made nametag or one recycled from another event.

The Takoma Horticultural Club (THC) welcomes gardeners from Takoma Park and surrounding areas, including DC, Montgomery County, Prince George’s County, and beyond. Our members love gardening, have very diverse interests and gardening experience, and enjoy many activities throughout the year. Our THC Calendar of Events includes lectures, two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, an Open Garden series, workshops, lectures, special garden-related trips. Although many of our events are open to the public, more than half are for members only. And for $12, you can’t go wrong! Join us and increase your gardening pleasure!

The THC email list is open to all and is used to exchange information about gardening. You do not have to belong to the club to join in our email conversation! To join, simply follow the instructions.

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