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Read the April 2018 Newsletter

Program Schedule 2017-2018

January 24, 2018:
Three members share photos of Attracting Wildlife to Your Garden, A World Renowned Moss Garden in Japan and Remembering BGC Garden Tours

February 28, 2018:
Safari Flora and Fauna and Plant Identification

March 28, 2018:
Richard Olsen, Director, National Arboretum: “Perennially Yours: Herbaceous Perennials Need Love Too”

April 25, 2018:
Dennis Whigham, Senior Botanist: Native Terrestrial Orchids

May 23, 2018:
Christopher Von Kohn, National Arboretum: Day Lilies


Hello, fellow garden lovers. Welcome to our site. We hope you decide to stay awhile and learn about our club and its activities. If you live near Beltsville, Maryland, join us for a meeting in the James E Duckworth School located at 11201 Evans Trail in Beltsville.
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BGC Calendar of Events.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Dr. Richard Olsen presented “Perennially Yours: Herbaceous Perennials Need Love Too”

Dr. Richard T. Olsen, Director of the U.S. National Arboretum, who admits his first love is woody perennials, shows some love for herbaceous perennials, too. Dr. Olsen highlighted perennials observed in his travels to foreign lands and gardens, and ones worth experimenting with in your own gardens.
Here's a list of perennials Dr. Olsen suggests for your garden

Wednesday, April 25, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Dennis Whigham, Ph.D. will present a program titled, “Native Orchids - Ecology and Conservation.” Dennis Whigham is a Senior Botanist at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center and the Founding Director of the North American Orchid Conservation Program.

Saturdays, April 21 & May 12, 2018, 8 a.m.-noon.
High Point High School Parking Lot.

Contact Melissa Mackey (melissahmackey@gmail.com) if you have questions about becoming a vendor at Plant Sales in the future

Thursday, May 17, 2018

See April 2018 Newsletter for articles about Longwood Gardens, and a flyer describing the May 17 trip to Longwood.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018, 7:30 p.m. Christopher von Kohn will present a program on "Daylily Daze: the Past, Present, and Future of Daylily Breeding" Christopher von Kohn, a curator from the National Arboretum, will speak about daylily species and cultivars from the 1890s to the present and will discuss the steps and considerations required for creating the perennials we know today.

Garden Events

Thru April 8, 10 a.m-4 p.m.,
Special Exhibit at the Bonsai Museum, Sakura Orihon: Diary of a Cherry Blossom Journey.
Saturday, March 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Special Lecture by the Artist. Ron Henderson, landscape architect and curator of the exhibition, will give an illustrated talk on horticultural practices that ex-tend the life of cherry trees. Auditorium. U.S. National Arboretum. Free.

Saturday, March 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. & Sunday, March 18, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Orchid Show and Sale. Brookside Gardens Visitors’ Center.

Saturday, March 24, 8:30-3:30 p.m. Lahr Symposium: Biodiversity in Managed Plant Landscapes. Also Native Plant Sale that ends at 2 p.m. U.S. Arboretum, Washington, D.C. Register online at Arboretum website.

Saturday, March 24, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Ninth Annual Garden Party and Spring Fundraiser. Gardening demonstrations, local food vendors. Community Forklift, 4671 Tanglewood Drive, Edmonston. See communityforklift.org/news events for more information. Proceeds benefit creating green jobs, reducing waste, supporting nonprofits.

Friday, April 13 & Saturday, April 14. Spring Garden Mart. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Many east coast vendors selling native and non-native plants. River Farm, American Horticultural Society. Alexandria. Members park free. Otherwise, there is a $10 parking fee.

Saturday, April 14, 1-4 p.m. Community Day at the James Duckworth School. Food, games, vendors.

Sunday, April 15, 1 p.m.; Saturday, April 21, 10 a.m. & 1 p.m.; Sunday, April 22, 1 p.m. Ikebana Demonstrations. Watch master teachers from Ikebana International create works of art from flowers and other natural materials. U. S. National Arboretum. Free. No registration is required.

Click Here for some photos taken at the Beltsville Garden Club's 2016 Summer Picnic held at Helmut Jaehnigen's garden in Columbia, MD and published on the Washington Gardener Magazine Facebook site·

Click here to see photos from our BGC Spring Plant Sales on May 7 2016 held in the parking lot at High Point High School. Plants are grown by BGC members, including plants All proceeds from greenhouse sales benefit the school.

An Interesting YouTube Video on English gardens- Click Here

The BGC 2015 Peach Festival at the home of Helmut and Linda Jaehnigen See photos

BGC Brochure

Learn much more about the Beltsville Garden Club from Sandy Lange's article in the May/June '08 issue of Washington Gardener.

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