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The Takoma Horticultural Club presents
Presented by Christopher Elenstar, Brookside Gardens
Pruning Woody Plants
Wednesday, April 20, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
District of Columbia Library, Takoma Park Branch*
416 Cedar Street NW, D.C. 20012
At Brookside, Christopher Elenstar trains volunteer gardeners to prune its many
trees and shrubs to best advantage. Whether you want to learn the basic principles
of pruning trees and shrubs, or refresh your memory on techniques and strategies, this
lecture will cover it all. We’ll discuss why, when, and how to prune all your favorite
This event is FREE and open to public. No need to RSVP. Please bring a snack to
share and wear a home-made nametag or one recycled from another event.
*Our April and May meetings will be held at the Takoma D.C. Library. This is where the club was founded
in 1916, and where its meetings were held until 1950, when membership outgrew the facility.
We hope to reach not only club members, but the wider Takoma Park/Takoma D.C Community in
this 100th anniversary year. From the main Takoma Metro entrance, head west on Cedar Street
to the corner of 4th St. The Library is on your left. Street parking is available.
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.
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