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

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. 

2022 Events   January - June

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

Free and open to the public. Look for more details on the THC listserv and facebook page the week before the Open Garden.

June 3   Sara Hisel McCoy’s Garden

June 10   David Creekmore’s Garden

June 17   Priscilla Labovitz’s Garden

June 24   Liz Crafford’s Open Garden at: 
1339 Kalmia Rd NW, Washington DC 20012

Liz’s garden has evolved over the last eight years from a traditional, grass and non-native ornamental plant yard to the beginnings of a native plant ecosystem that welcomes people to discover its wonders. She has about 100 different species of native plants, many intentional and several volunteers; she has learned that biodiversity is key to a healthy yard. Liz hopes to raise awareness of the importance of planting native plants to help restore our degraded environment and to prevent the spread of invasive non-native plants to the natural areas of our community. More details and a plant list are on the THC listserv.

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

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!

2022 Events
January - June

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

Free and open to the public. Look for more details on the THC listserv and facebook page the week before the Open Garden.

June 3   Sara Hisel McCoy’s Garden
June 10   David Creekmore’s Garden
June 17   Priscilla Labovitz’s Garden
June 24   Liz Crafford’s Open Garden  at  1339 Kalmia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20012
Liz’s garden has evolved over the last eight years from a traditional, grass and non-native ornamental plant yard to the beginnings of a native plant ecosystem that welcomes people to discover its wonders. She has about 100 different species of native plants, many intentional and several volunteers; she has learned that biodiversity is key to a healthy yard. Liz hopes to raise awareness of the importance of planting native plants to help restore our degraded environment and to prevent the spread of invasive non-native plants to the natural areas of our community.  More details and a plant list is on the THC listserv.

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Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia fulgida in the late summer garden

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.  

Join

Hands of granddaughter and grandmother holding a plant in soil.

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

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

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

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!

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