We are proud to be one of the oldest garden clubs in the country and welcome all who are interested in sharing and expanding their love of gardening. We garden in Takoma Park and surrounding areas including the District of Columbia, and Montgomery and Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida in the late summer garden

About THC

Takoma Horticultural Club, or THC, is among the oldest, continuously active garden clubs in the nation. Each month throughout the year the club sponsors speakers, workshops, trips, or Open Garden visits. Special members’ events include two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners and special trips. 

Upcoming Events

2022 Events   January - June

June Friday Open Gardens
5:30 – 7:30 pm  

Addresses will be sent out on our list serve the weekend before each Open Garden.

June 3  Sara Hisel McCoy’s Garden Designed to create anticipation and delight, this garden is an evolving series of diverse spaces and experiences. The garden is framed with evergreen hedges and filled with terraced vegetable beds, apple trees, camellias, foxgloves, daylilies, peonies and japanese anemones. Five years ago Sara added chickens to the garden which offer a whole new experience and sound!

June 10  David Creekmore’s Garden  Details to come.

June 17 Priscilla Labovitz’s Garden   Details to come.

June 24 Liz Crafford’s Open Garden  Details to come.

 

Potluck Event Sept 2019 in a garden
Hands of granddaughter and grandmother holding a plant in soil.

Join/Renew

Although many of our events are open to the public, some are for members only. For only $12 per year you can enjoy these special members-only benefits and support all the Club’s activities:
    • Plant exchanges
    • Potlucks
    • Special trips & workshops
We welcome your membership!

Upcoming Events

2022 Events   Jan - June

  • Jan. 19   Members-Only Winter Potluck CANCELED DUE TO COVID
  • Feb. 16   Starting Vegetable Seeds Indoors: Debbie Ward 7:30pm on Zoom
  • Mar. 16   Orchid Repotting and Care: Carol Allen 7:30pm on Zoom
  • Apr. 20   Plant Propagation and Demonstration: Nate Roehrich
  • May 22   Spring Members-Only Plant Exchange 1:00 - 3:00pm at Koiner Farm in Silver Spring
  • June 3, 10, 17, 24   Friday Open Gardens 5:30-7:30pm Locations to be announced
Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida in the late summer garden

About THC

Takoma Horticultural Club, or THC, is among the oldest, continuously active garden clubs in the nation. Each month throughout the year the club sponsors speakers, workshops, trips, or Open Garden visits. Special members’ events include two plant exchanges, two potluck dinners, special trips and even a free garden consultation for new members.  

Hands of granddaughter and grandmother holding a plant in soil.

Join

Although many of our events are open to the public, many are for members only. For only $12 per year you can enjoy these special members-only benefits and support all the Club’s activities:

    • Plant exchanges
    • Potlucks
    • Special trips & workshops
    • Garden consults

We welcome your membership!

The Centennial Garden

The THC rhododendron logo

In 2016, to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Takoma Horticultural Club, the Club decided to create a permanent memorial garden. Club leaders approached the City of Takoma Park with the request for a suitable spot. After looking at several parks and other spaces, the Club chose the empty lot at the corner of Piney Branch and Philadelphia. It presented many challenges – busy street traffic, compacted soil, a lot of shade, and use as a cut-through by pedestrians. Members of the THC worked with city staff to clear out weedy vegetation, spread leaf mold and wood chips, and level the site in preparation for planting… Read More

Volunteer in the Centennial Garden

We welcome volunteers at the Centennial Garden workdays, held every month during the growing season. Look for announcements on the THC listserv or on our Facebook page. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact [email protected]. It’s a fun way to get to know the garden and your fellow club members, learn about plants and contribute to beautifying our community!

Centennial Garden path

The Centennial Garden

The THC rhododendron logo

In 2016, to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Takoma Horticultural Club, the Club decided to create a permanent memorial garden. Club leaders approached the City of Takoma Park with the request for a suitable spot. After looking at several parks and other spaces, the Club chose the empty lot at the corner of Piney Branch and Philadelphia. It presented many challenges – busy street traffic, compacted soil, a lot of shade, and use as a cut-through by pedestrians. Members of the THC worked with city staff to clear out weedy vegetation, spread leaf mold and wood chips, and level the site in preparation for planting… Read More

Centennial Garden path

Volunteer in the Centennial Garden

We welcome volunteers at the Centennial Garden workdays, held every month during the growing season. Look for announcements on the THC listserv or on our Facebook page. If you have questions about volunteering, please contact [email protected]. It’s a fun way to get to know the garden and your fellow club members, learn about plants and contribute to beautifying our community!

The Centennial Garden

The THC rhododendron logo
Centennial Garden path

In 2016, to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Takoma Horticultural Club, the Club decided to create a permanent memorial garden. Club leaders approached the City of Takoma Park with the request for a suitable spot. After looking at several parks and other spaces, the Club chose the empty lot at the corner of Piney Branch and Philadelphia. It presented many challenges – busy street traffic, compacted soil, a lot of shade, and use as a cut-through by pedestrians. Members of the THC worked with city staff to clear out weedy vegetation, spread leaf mold and wood chips, and level the site in preparation for planting… Read More

Volunteer in the Centennial Garden

We welcome volunteers at the Centennial Garden workdays, held every month during the growing season. Look for announcements on the THC listserv or on our Facebook page. If you have a question about volunteering, please contact [email protected]. It’s a fun way to get to know the garden and your fellow club members, learn about plants and contribute to beautifying our community!

Resources

Plant nurseries, gardening guidance and gardens to visit for area gardeners of all experience levels. 

Volunteer

The club welcomes volunteers at the Club's many events as well as at Centennial Garden workdays. Questions? Contact [email protected].

Centennial Garden planting Group

Make a Donation

Together we keep the club going. Your donation makes our club programs possible. Please support THC with a gift!  

Donate button

Resources

Plant nurseries, gardening guidance and gardens to visit for area gardeners of all experience levels. 

Volunteer

The club welcomes volunteers at the Club's many events as well as at Centennial Garden workdays. To volunteer, please contact [email protected].

Centennial Garden planting Group

Make a Donation

Together we keep the club going. Your donation makes our club programs possible. Please support Takoma Hort with a gift!  

Donate button

Resources

Plant nurseries, gardening guidance and gardens to visit for area gardeners of all experience levels. 

Volunteer

The club welcomes volunteers at the Club's many events as well as at Centennial Garden workdays. To volunteer, please contact [email protected].

Centennial Garden planting Group

Make a Donation

Together we keep the club going. Your donation makes our club programs possible. Please support Takoma Hort with a gift!  

Donate button
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